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Posts Tagged ‘Campton Hills’

College Grads Have Several Options To Get Health Insurance

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Insurance News Net reports:

“Although the open enrollment period forhealth insurance under the Affordable Care Act ended in April, college graduates have several other options for coverage.

The website,, says college graduates, who do not have health insurance provided from an employer, can enroll in private plans outside the online healthcare marketplace from health insurance companies.


Obamacare Rule: Dump Employees Onto Exchanges, Face Big Taxes

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Newsmax reports:

“Employers who give money to their workers to help pay for insurance through Obamacare exchanges may be in for sticker shock when the taxman comes calling: the IRS considers such arrangements employer payment plans that don’t satisfy federal rules.


Shift to public exchanges could save employers $3 trillion

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Benefits Pro reports:

“The nation’s employers could save a whopping $3.25 trillion over the next decade by shifting most of their employees from workplace health plans to the public exchanges.

That’s according to an S&P Capital IQ report that notes government subsidies and individuals themselves would be left to pick up the tab.

The S&P 500 alone, it said, could save $700 billion through 2025 – potential savings that represent 4 percent of those companies’ market capitalization.


Why employers may consider public health care exchanges

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

The Journal of Accountancy reports:

New public health care insurance exchanges may provide more affordable coverage than plans employers currently use, according to a new report.

An analysis by PwC’s Health Research Institute showed that the median 2014 premium on 51 public exchanges nationally is $5,844 for a plan with coverage similar to that of the average employer-sponsored plan.


New Baby? Health Law Plans Not Set For Updates

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Insurance News Net reports:

“You were patient with the government’s kooky website, and now you have your health insurance card. That’s good, since your family is expecting a new baby.

But you may have to jump through more hoops to get the child formally added to your policy. The Obama administration confirms there currently is no way for consumers to update their coverage under the new health law for the birth of a baby and other common life changes.


Estimate: Nearly 1M workers to quit when exchanges open

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Benefits Pro reports:

“Some Obamacare opponents have labeled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as a job-killer. New research indicates there may be a grain of truth to that — although the jobs won’t be “lost” the way the naysayers are predicting.

Rather, workers who are today in the workforce primarily as a means of obtaining affordable health care coverage will likely quit working, either temporarily or permanently.


Health Insurance Exchanges and SHOP Exchanges for Small Businesses

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Small Business Trends reports:

“As health care reform mandates take effect in 2014, small employers with fewer than 50 full time employees face more changes than large and medium-sized businesses. Several provisions in the new law means small businesses must not only make critical decisions regarding the health care benefits they offer to employees, but ensure they take appropriate implementation actions and adequate communications. Which leads me to the SHOP Exchange.


Health-Care Reform Could Help You Retire Early

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Fox Business News reports:

“Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) things may be looking up for 50 to 64 year-olds who have lost their jobs or want to retire early. Boomers that fall into this age category are often caught in a financial bind and career limbo because they aren’t yet eligible for Medicare and worry about affording health-care costs.


Helping Obama—and Other Americans—Weigh Which Health Insurance Exchange to Pick

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Rand reports:

“President Obama has said he intends to enroll, personally, in one of the health insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) when they become active later this year. So which one?

Speculation has focused on his home jurisdictions of Illinois or District of Columbia. But the President may want to consider a multistate plan (MSP). A recent RAND study analyzed MSPs and the population that may seek to enroll in them.


Thirty years of health care “reform” – and it still doesn’t work

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Retail’s Big Blog reports:

“The first time I ever wrote about health care reform was around 1980, when health maintenance organizations were becoming popular and I was a young newspaper reporter with a vested interest – I was making the move from my parents’ policy to getting health care benefits of my own.

HMOs were the health care “reform” of the days before computers, iPods or even the Walkman. They were going to make insurance cheaper, make it easier to get in to see a doctor, and costs would be kept manageable with small co-pays instead of paying bills up front and waiting to get reimbursed.


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