The High-Deductible Trap

Article Written By: Kerry Grens   Taken From: The Modern Healthcare Late in May, one of Dr. Thomas Albani’s patients came to see him after she had detected a lump in her breast. “She knew she had this for a couple of months, but she didn’t do anything about it,” said Alban
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Moving Forward: Baylor, Scott, & White reach agreement on deal

Article Written By: Melanie Evans Taken From: Modern Healthcare   Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare are headed toward becoming the largest not-for-profit system in Texas and one of the bigger ones in the U.S. It took longer than they’d hope to get there,
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Multiple States Continue to Target Self-Insurance

Article Taken From: Self Insurance Insistitute of America June 28, 2013 – It continues to be a busy legislative season at the state level with several important developments affecting companies involved in the self-insurance marketplace. Provided below is an update for the week
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Multiple States Continue to Target Self-Insurance

 Article Taken From: Self Insurance Institute of America June 21, 2013 – It continues to be a busy legislative season at the state level with several important developments affecting companies involved in the self-insurance marketplace. Provided below is an update for the week o
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Will Small Firms Self-Insure After Jan. 1, 2014?

Article Written By: Amado Cordova   Taken From: MyHealthGuide Starting Jan. 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will bring about significant changes in the regulatory landscape for small firms offering health insurance to their employees. Regulations affecting small firms include &
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Stop Loss Insurance and the Non-PPACA-Compliant Plan: A Walk in the Wilderness

Article Written By:  Thomas A. Croft, Esq.  Taken From:  MyHealthGuide The market imperative requires that stop loss policies get issued, whether or not the universally incorporated-by-reference Plan Document complies with PPACA or not. Human (and thus corporate) nature such as it is,
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New York Assembly Bill 7828 (Companion Senate Bill 5715)

Article Taken From: The National Association of Subrogation Professionals AMICUS Updates As you may recall, New York introduced a bill which would close perceived loopholes which allowed a fully insured ERISA plan to pursue subrogation or reimbursement. New York General Obligations 5-
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Medical cost inflation to ebb in 2014

Article Written by: Kathy Kristof    Taken From: CBS News: Money Watch (MoneyWatch) Medical cost inflation will rise less in 2014 than in any point in recent history, according to a new report by PwC’s Health Research Institute. A host of trends — from corporate wellness p
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Arkansas Certifies Class of Insureds Claiming They Were Not Made Whole

Taken From:  The National Association of Subrogation Professionals AMICUS Updates June 19, 2013  Arkansas is becoming an extremely difficult state for a carrier to pursue subrogation rights or a right to reimbursement of any kind.  Recently, a federal court in Arkansas granted class a
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Employers use ‘gamification’ to keep employees engaged in worksite wellness

Article Written By: Joanne Wojcik   Taken From: Business Insurance   Employers are finding that the use of “gamification” in worksite wellness not only can boost participation rates, it also can enhance the effectiveness of those initiatives. But to keep employees’ interest from
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