How the Keystone Pipeline Foreshadows Future ACA Legislation

James R. Slotnick Last week, a Senate bill sponsored by Mary Landrieu about the Keystone Pipeline was unable to garner the necessary votes needed to close debate on the bill and move it forward for an actual vote. Under Senate rules, in order to call a vote on most bills, 60 senators
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J Patrick Rooney (1927 – 2008)

RiskManagers.us J Patrick Rooney (1927 – 2008) While Rooney acknowledges that hospitals may need to charge more than Medicare will pay, he contends that authoritative research shows that Medicare plus 25 percent is the reasonable amount for hospitals to charge… Read more…
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Incentives for Small Firms to Self Fund Their Healthcare Plans

By: Robert C. Pozen and Anant Vinjamoori When firms offer healthcare plans to their employees, they have two main choices. They can buy insurance from traditional health insurers like Aetna or Blue Cross Blue Shield, or they can self-fund their own healthcare plan. Read more…
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FINAL REMINDER: The Phia Group’s November 2014 Webinar – A Few Spots Avilable – Register Now!!!

FINAL REMINDER A Few Spots Available – Register Now! “In Reference to the FAQ” … The DOL FAQ Dissected – Part Deux! Thursday – November 20, 2014 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST Join Us For The Webinar – Register Today! On October 10, 2014, the Depart
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CMS Extends November 15 Deadline for Reporting 2014 Enrollment Counts for Reinsurance Contributions

CMS & HHS “We have received requests for an extension of the deadline for contributing entities to submit their 2014 enrollment counts for the transitional reinsurance program contributions under 45 CFR 153.405(b). The deadline has now been extended until 11:59 p.m. on Dece
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Power shift in Congress sets stage for amendments to health care reform law

By Jerry Geisel After strong Republican gains in last week’s midterm elections, the stage now appears set for a bipartisan effort to amend the nation’s landmark health care reform law. Read more…
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Digital devices boost wellness programs

Matt Dunning Online diet and fitness tracking devices and mobile applications are becoming increasingly prevalent in employers’ workplace wellness programs, as a growing volume of surveys and case studies link personalization and portability with greater employee engagement in managin
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REMINDER: The Phia Group’s November 2014 Webinar – Register Now and Secure Your Spot!!! has been sent

Register Now! – Spots Are Limited “In Reference to the FAQ” … The DOL FAQ Dissected – Part Deux! Thursday – November 20, 2014 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST Join Us For The Webinar – Register Today! On October 10, 2014, the Department of Labor, in c
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FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation (Part XXII)

United States Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration November 6, 2014 Set out below are additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of the Affordable Care Act. These FAQs have been prepared jointly by the Departments of Labor (DOL), Hea
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BREAKING: Supreme Court to hear Obamacare subsidy case

By Lisa Schencker The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday it will hear King v. Burwell, a case that many say could gut the nation’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, leaving millions of Americans uninsured. Read more…
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