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Top 5 Health Care Reform FAQs

Next month marks the five-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While many of the requirements for employers and group health plans are already in effect, the questions continue to roll in. 730 more words

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Proposed Changes to Summary of Benefits and Coverage Requirements

New proposed rules would amend the requirements related to distribution of a summary of benefits and coverage (SBC). Under Health Care Reform, a group health plan (or the insurer) must provide employees  with a standard SBC form explaining plan coverage and costs at specified times during the enrollment process and upon request. 383 more words

Self Insured Plans

Special Alert: Deadline Delayed to Submit ACA Reinsurance Program Enrollment Counts

Employers Subject to ACA Transitional Reinsurance Program Now Have Until December 5, 2014 to Submit Annual Enrollment Counts

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has… 455 more words

Self Insured Plans

IRS Delays Penalties on Businesses That Reimburse Workers for Health Insurance

The Internal Revenue Service will delay imposing excise taxes on small businesses that reimburse their employees for the cost of buying individual health insurance policies. 346 more words


Preventive Care and Prescriptions Under The Affordable Care Act

A major component of the Affordable Care Act is guaranteed preventive care services at no cost to any person with healthcare insurance.  At first glance it would appear that free preventive care would include annual wellness exams from the subscriber’s primary care physician along with other yearly checkups at no cost to the subscriber.   284 more words


ACA - A Blueprint for Employers

Employers, take note. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is affecting every one of you – administratively, financially, and otherwise – more than you realize. In particular, it will influence how you design and make health care benefits available to your employees. 68 more words


Should the U.S. Move Away From Fee-for-Service Medicine? - WSJ

The question is debated.

YES: Medicine Has Changed and So Must Payment Plans

By Paul B. Ginsburg

Given medicine’s growing complexity and the increasing number of Americans with chronic diseases, paying numerous providers to work independently on a fee-for-service, or FFS, basis makes little sense. 1,184 more words

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