Health care is starting to make the transition from standard office visits to more digital approach in the form of online scheduling, paperless interactions, email follow ups, web portals and even mobile apps.… More»
With signs of downward spiraling already evident last week more insurers are pulling out of the exchange making it harder and more costly for Americans. Higher penalties, insurance premiums and lower deductibles are making it increasingly more difficult to afford. Will this be the end of Obama Care? Check out this article to learn more!… More»
Webinar Will Also Cover Look-Back and Monthly Measurement Methods
The Internal Revenue Service is offering a free webinar for employers interested in learning more about how to determine 'full-time employees' for purposes of the employer shared responsibility ("pay or play") provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The webinar will take place on Thursday, September 22 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. Central Time; 12 p.m. Mountain Time; 11 a.m. Pacific Time).
Webinar attendees will also learn about:
•How to determine full-time status for employees who are seasonal, part-time, or work non-traditional schedules;
•Using the look-back and monthly measurement methods; and
•Initial measurement, stability, standard measurement, and administrative periods.
Click here to register for the webinar.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have released the proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2018. Among other things, the proposal seeks to make electronic notices the default method for sending required Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Exchange notices and revises SHOP enrollment and waiting periods for plan years beginning in 2018. … More»
Are you staying compliant with the Affordable Care Act? Here are some helpful tips to help your business stay current with the changing rules regulations and tackle the ACA head on. … More»
Wildly different prices for the same medical procedures are reported across the nation: a knee MRI in Seattle can cost anywhere from $460 to $2,470; a hip replacement in New York runs $13,137 at Coney Island Hospital, or $38,588 at Lenox Hill. … More»
Over the holiday weekend through today, a number of national outlets reported on exchange implementation occurring across the US. Notably, from a national perspective, Bloomberg News (5/28, Nussbaum) reports that the fate of the Affordable Care Act is “being decided far from Capitol Hill,” as “states from New York to California” work to implement the law’s insurance exchanges before the October 1 deadline.… More»
On Monday, as House Republicans prepared to hold a hearing on what they claim will be huge premium increases under the Affordable Care Act, Democrats and their allies circulated a pair of studies pushing back against this notion. The beltway publications offer coverage of both analyses, as well as the Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing.
The 2013 Choosing a Medigap Policy Booklet is now available for use during your Med Supp sales presentation. As a reminder, this is a required leave behind at the point of sale. … More»