Keeping Your Plan Until 2017

On Wednesday, March 5th, the Obama Administration announced a 2 year extension to the policy that if your individual or small group plan was due to be cancelled in 2014 as a result of the essential health benefit benchmarks and other market reform requirements imposed by PPACA, you would be able to keep it, as […]

New Taxes

Starting in 2014, there are new charges on health insurance companies and on individual taxpayers to fund the ACA (PPACA or ObamaCare). The first one is known as HIT – the health insurance tax.  This is an assessment on some health insurance companies based on their market share. Health insurers oppose the tax because it […]

What to Expect in 2014

Here’s an article out of Benefits Pro that I was quoted in.  Thank you Kathryn Gaglione from NAHU! http://www.benefitspro.com/2013/12/18/whats-ahead-in-2014-for-ppaca

Understanding ObamaCare

Here is some information to help you navigate Obamacare. 1 – Does your current health insurance plan need to change? If you have a grandfathered plan your going to be able to keep your plan (as long as the health insurance company you have your grandfathered plan with allows you to do so). If you […]

PPACA Rollout

On Friday President Obama held an event to tout the benefits of ACA, specifically to a large group of women.   The New York Times is also reporting that the administration confirmed that Kathleen Sebelius, the head of the health and human services, has been trying to raise money from the private sector to promote […]

Follow Up Post to The Cost of Health Care

As a Board Member of our Professional Association (Greater Louisville Association of Health Underwriters, or GLAHU) I’m currently Co-Chair of our Media Relations.  I try to submit something monthly, and especially when there is a major story on health care or health insurance.  I think I’ve had at least three in the paper over the […]

The Cost of Health Care

On the front page of the Louisville Courier-Journal this morning (and the first story I heard this morning on CNN), the headline reads “The Cost of Health Care”.  Apparently hospitals try to make money, who knew? In all seriousness, this is something that we’ve been talking to our clients about since 2003.  This is a […]

Flow Chart for Employers

Below is a flow chart for all sized employers.  The flow chart is an easy configuration to determine whether or not your employer will pay a penalty if they don’t offer affordable coverage. Remember, your employer doesn’t have to offer coverage, the employer can still decide that it’s in their best interests to pay the […]

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Below is a newsletter that United Health Care produces for employers and employees about Diabetes.  Very interesting and informative.  Please feel free to print and share with your employees.   Diabetes Newsletter

President Obama’s claim that insurance premiums ‘will go down’

This article was taken from the Washington Post from their fact checker blog.  Interesting stuff… http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/president-obamas-claim-that-insurance-premiums-will-go-down/2012/08/09/424048f2-e245-11e1-a25e-15067bb31849_blog.html