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Posts Tagged ‘Lafox’

Get Ready for Enrollment in Health Exchanges

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

The Wall Street Journal reports:

“In about six weeks, Americans will have a new kind of open enrollment to consider.

Starting Oct. 1, people without health insurance can sign up for standardized coverage through new health-insurance marketplaces run either by their state, the federal government or a combination of the two—the centerpiece of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


PPACA hasn’t killed COBRA – yet

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Benefits Pro reports:

“With full implementation of Obamacare looming – delays in the employer mandate aside – many in the HR world have been wondering whether health care reform will render COBRA obsolete.

The short answer: yes – and no.

While the new law has no direct impact to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, the indirect effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act could eventually render COBRA meaningless.


Federally-Facilitated-Small Business Health Options Program (FF-SHOP) Issuer FAQ

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Follow this link for an awesome FAQ regarding the SHOP Exchange.



How to Save Money by Hiring an Insurance Broker

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

The Krazy Coupon Lady reports:

“Recently faced with purchasing new insurance as I moved out of state, a friend suggested an insurance broker in my new city. Insurance broker?

I thought…”Why wouldn’t I just call a company directly?” But after learning how much money this broker saved my friend, I thought this alternative approach was worth researching. I learned that an insurance agent tries to fit me into the one product their company sells, while an insurance broker finds the best product that fits around my specific needs and budget. With this knowledge, I said goodbye to the archaic mindset of buying insurance solely from one company and being bound to their pricing and policies.


Health Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Follow this link for a great information about how people will get health insurance come 1/1/14



Understanding how the Health Insurer

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Health care reform update for insured and self-funded health plans. Please follow the link.

Health Care Reform – Implementation Timeline For Employers

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

JD Supra reports:

“Here’s a brief timeline highlighting important health care reform dates for employers…I expect some dates will change as 2014 draws nearer, and I will update the timeline accordingly.

9/23/12 – Group health plans must provide all eligible employees a standard Summary of Benefits and Coverage so members can compare medical plans.


Employees Seek More Voluntary Benefits

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Insurance News Net reports:

“A new MetLife study found that while most employers are not cutting back on employee benefits, they are largely not increasing the available benefits even as employees say they would be willing to pay more for those benefits.

In Westchester, though, business advocates and representatives of employee-benefits services say there has been a “tremendous increase” in the number of firms looking into and implementing voluntary benefits for their employees.


Fatal Flaws In Obamacare: Two Important New Pieces

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Insurance News Net reports:

“WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research issued the following news release:

In two just-published pieces, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) physician and health care expert Scott Gottlieb, MD highlights the disarray of the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) and explains how Obamacare’s Medicare reforms are degrading the practice of medicine.


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