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New US Govt Health Data Web Site

The U.S. government has created a new web site that will track your payments to physicians. It intends to display drug and device connections to physicians. 74 more words

Health & Wellness

“Dumping Sick Employees" - it’s legal but is it right?

A minor but potentially significant omission from the voluminous ACA regulations may result in a material adverse impact on the risk mix and rate stability of the individuals signing up for health insurance under state and federal exchanges. 543 more words

Employee Benefits

IRS Lawyers Discuss Reporting on Offers of Coverage

September, 2014
Thompson Publishing Group

IRS officials described when employers themselves have to fill out full information on all health plan enrollees along with months enrolled, and when employers can hand that over to another entity, such as an insurer. 317 more words

Health Care Reform

Social Security - Huh?

In 2007, I had back surgery that didn’t end up going well. The pain varies, but it is constant; from a moderate toothache-type of pain to pain that is so severe that I have to use a wheelchair. 226 more words

Social Commentary

New Cafeteria Plan Guidance Eases Transitions to Exchange Coverage

IRS Notice 2014-55, issued September 18, 2014, permits two new types of mid-year changes in cafeteria plan elections (other than health flexible spending account elections) that will enable employees to drop employer group coverage in favor of individual coverage offered on state and federally-facilitated health exchanges (collectively, “the Exchange.”)  Making that transition primarily will appeal to employees with household incomes in ranges that qualify them for financial assistance on the Exchange, in the form of premium tax credits and cost sharing.  1,152 more words

Health Care Reform

How many use "the Media" for voting information

Just another rant …

The President says the time for talk is over; I agree, but if you read and or listen to the Media, who characterized this President’s actions as frantic and furious regarding health care reform done.  687 more words

United States

Profits Over People

In “Fighting to Honor a Father’s Last Wish: To Die at Home” (the New York Times, September 25, 2014) author Nina Bernstein eloquently lays out the heartbreaking story of Joseph Andrey, whose last year of life was spent shuttling between inadequate care in every possible care setting.  165 more words

Health Care Reform