Stop-Loss Market Expected to Grow to $14 Billion by 2018

MyHealthGuide Source: Cyril Tuohy, 8/5/2014, InsuranceNet Article A new report published by the ratings agency A.M. Best finds that rising demand for stop-loss insurance will come from small and midsize employers as self-insured insurance plans are not subject to certain requirements
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CCIIO Guidance: Updated Procedures and Requirements for HIPAA Exemption Election by Non-Federal Governmental Plans That Are Self-Insured

CCIIO Guidance: Updated Procedures and Requirements for HIPAA Exemption Election by Non-Federal Governmental Plans That Are Self-Insured MyHealthGuide Source: Mandy Cohen, M.D., MHP, Acting Director, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, CMS, Full Text Guidance The
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ERISA Does Not Free Self-Funded Plans from Paying Michigan’s Claim Tax

ERISA Does Not Free Self-Funded Plans from Paying Michigan’s Claim Tax MyHealthGuide Source: Todd Leeuwenburgh, 8/7/2014, Thompson Blog Case: SIIA v. Snyder, No. 12-2264 (6th Cir., Aug. 4, 2014). Court’s Opinion The Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA) has lost a rou
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Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health care law. Read more…
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ObamaCare premiums slated to rise by an average of 7.5 percent

By Elise Viebeck Premiums on ObamaCare’s health insurance exchanges will rise by an average of 7.5 percent next year, according to a new analysis. Data compiled by the Health Research Institute (HRI) at PricewaterhouseCoopers found modest changes in premiums for 27 states and th
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Medical autonomy not violated by ACA’s individual health insurance mandate: Court

By Jerry Geisel A key health care reform law provision that requires individuals to purchase coverage or pay a financial penalty does not violate their constitutional right to make their own medical decisions, a federal appeals court panel ruled. Read more…
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Massachusetts employer health insurance penalty set for repeal

By Jerry Geisel A Massachusetts health reform law board is scheduled Thursday to vote for the second and final time to repeal regulations relating to a landmark state statute that required employers to either offer health care coverage to their employees or pay a fine. Read more..
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Reform Update: Some question the value of value-based purchasing

By Sabriya Rice Next year, U.S. healthcare providers will be subject to Medicare penalties if they do not meet up to 26 measures for value-based purchasing. As physicians wait to see if their payments will be docked or boosted based on how they rank, health policy researchers are cont
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Reform Update: Flood of new patients worries mental health workers

By Virgil Dickson Many behavioral healthcare advocates and providers across the country are reporting significantly increased demand for their services because of the Medicaid expansion in some states. But they are worried about whether underfunded and understaffed mental health cente
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CMS checks eligibility of 310,000 immigrants who bought ACA plans

By Virgil Dickson Some immigrants who signed up for insurance coverage via HealthCare.gov have been put on notice that they could lose their coverage unless they immediately furnish proof that they are legally qualified for coverage being offered on the marketplace. Read more…
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