Employers Experiment With Reference Pricing

Article Written By:  Rebecca Friedman  Article Taken From:  IAA Business owners are experimenting with ways to slow rapidly rising spending on medical care. They are going beyond simply offering high-deductible insurance and are using financial incentives to promote doctors, hospitals
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Regulators Pressed to Distinguish Stop-Loss Insurance from Health Insurance

Article Taken From: Self Insurance Institute of America July 9, 2013 — The Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) last week filed a comment letter with the Internal Revenue Service reaffirming the association’s position that stop-loss insurance should be differen
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Numerous Implications/Questions Identified and Discussed

Article Taken From: Self Insurance Institute of America July 8, 2013 – SIIA’s government relation team has now had the opportunity to analyze the development announced last week that enforcement of the ACA’s employer mandated would be postponed until 2015. Provide be
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Employer Mandate Delayed Due to Compliance Complexities

Article Taken From: Self Insurance Institute of America July 3, 2013 — The Obama administration late yesterday announced that it is postponing for one year the requirement that businesses cover their workers under the new health care law. Regulatory officials acknowledged that t
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Self-Insured Plan Allowed to Recover Medical Benefits Paid to Employee Post-McCutchen

Article Written By: Anthondy Cacace Taken From: MyHealthGuide  Case: Quest Diagnostics v. Bomani, et al., 11-CV-00951 (D. Conn., 6/19/2013), Court’s Ruling In the above Quest  case, the court granted Quest Diagnostic’s motion for summary judgment, ruling that Quest, as the fiduc
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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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Consumer-driven health plans reverse J.C. Penney’s employee health costs trend

Article Written By: Joanne Wojcik  Taken From: Business Insurance When most U.S. employers were only dabbling in the consumer-driven health plan concept, J.C. Penney Co. Inc. decided in 2010 to “pull off the Band-Aid.” Although it had offered a CDHP as an option, more than 80% of its
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Benefits brokers ready middle-market employer clients for health care exchanges

Article Written by: Joanne Wojcik  Taken From: Business Insurance COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. —Benefits brokers expect most middle-market employers — even those with as few as 20 employees — to continue offering health benefits to their employees after 2014 despite the availability of ins
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