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Posts Tagged ‘child’

13 Employee Benefits You Should Consider Offering

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

The Libertarian Replublic reports:

“It can be a real challenge for a small business to keep employees interested in sticking around for the long haul. Larger companies always seem to have the upper hand, especially when it comes to offering enticing employee benefits. For a small business to remain competitive, you have to be sure that the employee package is enticing enough to keep them interested.


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.


Turning 21? Here’s How To Avoid A Big Hike In Health Insurance Premiums

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Kaiser Health News reports:

“For young people, turning 21 is generally a reason to celebrate reaching adulthood. If they’re insured through the federal health insurance marketplace that operates in about three dozen states, however, their birthday could mean a whopping 58 percent jump in their health insurance premium in 2015, according to an analysis by researchers at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

The reason: They’re no longer considered children under the age-rating rules insurers use to set premiums.


10 years on, tort reform sees suits, payouts drop

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Merced Sun-Star reports:

“Ten years after the Texas Legislature capped damages in the state’s medical malpractice lawsuits, the number of suits and the amounts paid out have fallen sharply.

The Austin American Statesman reported ( ) Sunday that state Department of Insurance data shows medical malpractice claims, including lawsuits, resolved in a year fell by nearly two-thirds between 2003 and 2011 to 450. The average payout declined 22 percent to about $199,000.


ACA Affordability, Penalty & Subsidy Quick Guide

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Benefits Buzz Blog reports:

“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have jointly issued rules that define affordable coverage. Employers and employeesstill have several questions about how this affects penalty calculations and subsidy eligibility. The following offers some insight on these key issues:


Health insurance exchanges: Be ready to be overwhelmed

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

NBC News reports:

“Twenty-four states now have been approved to set up their own health insurance exchanges, just seven months before people can start to enroll. That leaves the federal government to run 26 exchanges according to its own rules. No one’s quite sure yet what they will look like, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that many of them, at least, will provide an overwhelming range of choices for millions of people who may never have had to choose health insurance before.


Health Care Reform And The 47 Percent

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s secretly videoed remarks regarding the number of Americans “dependent upon government” have sparked a great deal of debate over who in the public receives what from the state.

The Census Bureau’s latest figures confirm that 49 percent of Americans received benefits from at least one federal program.[1] This total, however, mixes apples and oranges insofar as it includes 35 percent of individuals who rely on means-tested benefits and those who might be viewed as having “earned” their benefits, including nearly 50 million recipients of Social Security and much smaller numbers of individuals who qualify for unemployment benefits, workers’ compensation, veterans benefits, etc.


Medicare Anniversary 45 Years With Changes

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

USA Today reports:

“Controversy over Medicare and Medicaid is back in the headlines. That’s not new. Friday is the 45th anniversary since Medicare went into effect in 1966. Since then, they have been changed many times.

Now, politicians are divided over changes called ObamaCare to RomneyCare and in between. Whatever it’s called, it promises to be a major issue in next year’s presidential campaign.


Gov’t: Health tab to hit $4.6 trillion in 2020

Sunday, July 31st, 2011 reports:

“The nation’s health care tab is on track to hit $4.6 trillion in 2020, accounting for about $1 of every $5 in the economy, government number crunchers estimate in a report released Thursday.

How much is that? Including government and private money, health care spending in 2020 will average $13,710 for every man, woman and child, says Medicare’s Office of the Actuary.


BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois launches new child only health plans

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Illinois Health Agents reports:

“Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) announced the launch of 2 new child-only health insurance policies: Blue PathwaySM and BlueChoice PathwaySM. These new products provide coverage for children ages 1 through 18, who do not have other major coverage available to them for purchase.


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