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Recent studies support patients paying more.

Out-Of-Pocket Spending For Hospitalizations On The Rise, Study Indicates. The Washington Post  (6/27, Johnson) reports that research indicated that “between 2009 and 2013, overall health-care spending grew at 2.9 percent per year, while the amount shouldered [...]

By | June 28th, 2016|Categories: Videos|

Beware of CMS data match letters

Recently, we’ve had many clients receive a letter from a joint data matching project sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Social Security Administration and the Internal Revenue Service. This project is [...]

By | June 27th, 2016|Categories: Videos|

Analysis indicates health care spending is reducing. And why is this?

Analysis Indicates ACA Helping To Lower Projected Healthcare Spending By $2.6 Trillion. The Atlantic  (6/24, Newkirk) reported a new analysis conducted by the Urban Institute “provides strong evidence” that the Affordable Care Act “is directly [...]

By | June 27th, 2016|Categories: Videos|

Employers – Beware of CMS data match letters regarding Medicare Eligible employees

Recently, there have been many employers who receive a letter from a joint data matching project sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Social Security Administration and the Internal Revenue Service.   [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Employee Benefits, Medicare News|

Will the Supreme Court Deny Subsidies

There is a good deal of discussion regarding the June decision by the Supreme Court regarding government subsidies of the exchanges.   I have been reading a good many articles and reached this conclusion, agreeing with [...]

By | May 28th, 2015|Categories: Governments|Tags: , |

What Happens if Supreme Court Decides Subsidies Are Illegal?

This is Kaiser Foundation’s take. How 13 Million Americans Could Lose Insurance Subsidies In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman examines the potential impact if the Supreme Court rules [...]

By | November 19th, 2014|Categories: Governments|Tags: , |

2015 ACA Enrollment

The 2015 ACA enrollment season starts tomorrow. If you are looking for your Tax Credit from the federal government the Federal Marketplace is your source. To prepare for enrollment see this checklist: FFM Checklist 2015. [...]

By | November 14th, 2014|Categories: benefits|Tags: , , |

Surprise – the Cost of Health Care for Individuals is Increasing

As we proceed into the next PPACA enrollment period, the true cost for individuals of Obamacare is becoming increasingly apparent, and we are suffering. Deductibles are increasing dramatically and still premium costs are increasing at [...]

By | October 21st, 2014|Categories: benefits, Financial|Tags: , , |

Another Possible Employer Mandate Delay!

Subsidy ruling could further delay employer mandate! Two court rulings issued this week taking opposing views on the legality of subsidies granted to individuals who enroll in the public health care exchanges have the potential [...]

By | July 23rd, 2014|Categories: Governments|Tags: , , |

ACA Health Care Exchange Subsidy May be Illegal

ACA subsidies on federal exchange overturned (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul suffered a potentially crippling blow as a U.S. appeals court ruled the government can’t give financial assistance to anyone buying coverage [...]

By | July 22nd, 2014|Categories: benefits, Governments|Tags: , , |