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How much more will health care cost your company in 2018?

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Crain’s Chicago Business reports:

“Around this time of year, many human resources executives and brokers are putting the finishing touches on health insurance plans they’ll offer to employees in the fall. They face tough questions: Will rising costs be swallowed by the company? Or will the bitter pill be passed down to employees?

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What will you see on Obamacare exchange for 2017? Details start to emerge

Monday, October 31st, 2016

The Chicago Tribune reports:

“Though full details won’t be released until later this month, some information is starting to trickle out about what Illinois residents will and won’t find when they shop for health insurance on the state’s Affordable Care Act exchange.

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Land of Lincoln just 1 in long line of ACA health co-op failures

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:

“The state’s shutdown of its three-year-old Land of Lincoln Health was no surprise, observers say, coming amidst a nationwide trail of failures of nonprofit alternative insurers set up under the Affordable Care Act.

Those insurers faced many obstacles, but most important were two financial hits: the federal government’s reneging on hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies promised under ACA, while at the same time demanding the struggling startups pony up hundreds of millions in other contributions required under that law.

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Blue Cross, Advocate team up on new health insurance plan

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Crain’s Chicago Business reports:

“Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois and Advocate Health Care are teaming up to offer a health plan that will be one of the cheapest options the insurer offers on and off the Obamacare exchange.

The plan, called BlueCare Direct, is a marriage of two giants. Blue Cross is the largest health insurer in the state, and Downers Grove-based Advocate is the largest health care system, with 12 hospitals and more than 4,000 doctors.

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In New Hampshire, Chris Christie spells out entitlement reform plan

Monday, May 4th, 2015

CNN reports:

“Gov. Chris Christie attempted to position himself as the likely candidate most willing to take on entitlement reform when he delivered a 40-minute speech on the issue in New Hampshire on Tuesday.
The New Jersey Republican, who kicked off a four-day tour across the first-in-the-nation primary state, is applying his direct style to try to be a truth-teller who’s eager to take on uncomfortable topics like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

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Medical Debt Still a Problem Under Health Law — Despite Protections

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Kaiser Health News reports:

“Elizabeth and Britt Harmon struggled for years to have a child, and were thrilled when their son Orin was born in February 2013. But they were unprepared for the medical problems that then upended the Brooksville, Maine couple’s lives.

Orin was born with pulmonary stenosis, a heart condition, and severe asthma.  He required constant care, including frequent trips to the hospital and medications that cost hundreds of dollars. The Harmons had insurance through Britt’s job at a plumbing company, but it covered “maybe half” of their child’s medical expenses, Elizabeth said.

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Rising health-care costs not a trend: Aetna CEO

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Yahoo Finance reports:

“Aetna shares took a hit Tuesday after the health-insurance giant said it expects medical costs to rise to the high end of its forecasts.

However, CEO Mark Bertolini told CNBC that while people may be worried that health-care costs will increase now that the economy is improving and will become an industry trend, he’s not.

“We look at this every month, and we’ve looked at the overall trends in the marketplace and trends are behaving,” Bertolini said in an interview with ” Closing Bell .”

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New Guidance on Information Reporting Requirements Under the Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

SBA.gov reports:

“Under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, those employers that are subject to the Employer Shared Responsibility provisions must report certain information regarding the health coverage they offer their full-time employees (known as Section 6056 reporting).  The law also requires information reporting by insurers, self-insuring employers, and other parties like governmental entities that provide health coverage to individuals (Section 6055 reporting).  These reporting provisions take effect on January 1, 2015, and the first reports are due to the Internal Revenue Service in early 2016.

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Some with Obamacare find they’re losing their doctors

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Crain’s Chicago Healthcare Daily reports:

“Some consumers who bought insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law are experiencing buyer’s remorse after realizing that their longtime doctors aren’t accepting the new plans.

Before the law took effect, experts warned that narrow networks could impact patients’ access to care, especially in cheaper plans. But with insurance cards now in hand, consumers are finding their access limited across all price ranges — sometimes even after they were told their plan would include their current doctor.

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Support For Employer-Provided Health Plans Starts To Erode

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Insurance News Net reports:

“The rumblings of employees dissatisfied with the value of employer-sponsored health benefits are getting louder.

But are the grumblings loud enough for employees to put their money where their mouths are? Are employees willing to walk out the door and leave their employer-sponsored cocoons, tossing all the value talk out the window?

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