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Posts Tagged ‘dental’

Is Medicare Tax-Deductible?

Friday, March 24th, 2017

The Motley Fool reports:

“Medicare provides critical health benefits to countless senior citizens, and while Part A, which covers hospital visits, typically does not impose a premium, Parts B and D, which cover preventative services and prescription drugs, respectively, come at a cost.


New CMS rules boost consumer protections in exchange plans

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Modern Healthcare Reports:

“The CMS Friday issued final market rules for 2016 (PDF) for the state and federal insurance exchanges. The regulations include stronger requirements for insurers to provide accessible, reliable information about provider networks and drug formularies so that exchange customers can make informed choices.


Benefits Selling’s 2014 Employer Survey

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Benefits Pro reports:

“The implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has made most employers “rethink” their employee benefit offerings, including increasing employees’ share of cost even more via consumer-driven plans.

According to Benefits Selling’s 2014 Employer Survey, 70 percent of employers said PPACA has made them rethink their employee benefit offerings, compared to 30 percent who said the health care reform law hadn’t had any impact on their offerings.


Probe exposes flaws behind rollout

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Yahoo News reports:

“Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president’s new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday.
While the administration was publicly assuring consumers that they would soon have seamless online access to health insurance, a chaotic procurement process was about to deliver a stumbling start.

After a months-long investigation, the Government Accountability Office found that the administration lacked “effective planning or oversight practices” for the development of, the portal for millions of uninsured Americans.

As a result the government incurred “significant cost increases, schedule slips and delayed system functionality,” William Woods, a GAO contracting expert, said in testimony prepared for a hearing Thursday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The GAO is the nonpartisan investigative agency of Congress.


Affordable Care Act: Employer cannot pay for Exchange plan

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Health Unsurance reports:

Can my employer subsidize the cost of insurance purchased through the California Exchange?

West Coast Raisin


2014 Small Group Pediatric Dental Coverage Update

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Blue Cross and Blue Shield reports:

“Effective on plan/policy years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will require non-grandfathered fully insured small group (2-50) metallic benefit plans to include pediatric dental coverage as an Essential Health Benefit (EHB), regardless of whether there are any eligible employees or dependents for these services.


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