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New Employee 90 Day waiting period defined

90 Day Service Wating Period defined. The regulations direct that in calculating the 90 day waiting period, the days considered are "Calendar" days and include the initial day of eligibility.    Under this definition, if the 90th day falls on a weekend or holiday the employee must be allowed to become effective on an earlier date. [...]

By | April 2nd, 2013|Health Insurance|Comments Off on New Employee 90 Day waiting period defined

Subsidies – SURPRISE possible bigger tax bill for recipients

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people who take advantage of government subsidies to help buy health insurance next year could get stung by surprise tax bills if they don't accurately project their income. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will offer subsidies -- advanced premium tax credits (APTC) -- to help people buy [...]

By | April 2nd, 2013|Health Insurance|Comments Off on Subsidies – SURPRISE possible bigger tax bill for recipients

News Flash – Feds unable to manage their own Uninsured Program

With promises to all, Washington introduced the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan in late 2010 to cover the uninsured.   With the draconian requirement for individuals to be completely uninsurable for 6 months to qualify, Washington was "concerned" with the low participation.   Agents and brokers were invited to help enroll persons needing the insurance then in 2012 Washington [...]

By | February 19th, 2013|Health Insurance|Comments Off on News Flash – Feds unable to manage their own Uninsured Program

And it just keeps getting stranger – now contraceptive coverage cost must be “shared” by everyone.

Recently Posted (italics & underline added) - the Government appears completely lost at this point. Proposed rules issued on covering contraceptives One component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that has been hotly contested is the provision of birth control expenses and its impact on religious-affiliated groups opposed to contraception. New proposed rules [...]

By | February 8th, 2013|Health Insurance|Comments Off on And it just keeps getting stranger – now contraceptive coverage cost must be “shared” by everyone.

And Still Washington cannot administer their own plan

This is a recent notice sent by Kaiser Foundation showing how inept Washington can be attempting to manage "Government Heatlh Care".     As we continue toward the magic 2014, more and more required notices and programs are being "Pushed out" or delayed.    I cannot begin to imagine how badly a "National Health Plan" would be managed [...]

By | February 7th, 2013|Health Insurance|Comments Off on And Still Washington cannot administer their own plan