Governor Reaffirms Support of ACA Implementation

Article Taken From:  SIIA Legislation designed to make it more difficult for smaller employers to self-insure in California by restricting the availability of stop-loss insurance was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown. SB 161 was one of a package of health care-related bill
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California Members and Stakeholders Urged to Contact Legislators

Article Taken From:  Self-Insurance Institute of America  August 21, 2013 – The California State Assembly is expected to vote on legislation as early as tomorrow that would make it more difficult for smaller employers in that state to self-insure through restricting access to st
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Assembly Committee Approves Bill by a Wide Margin

Article Taken From:  Self-Insurance Institute of America August 15, 2013 – Legislation to restrict the availability of stop-loss insurance was passed out of the California Assembly Appropriations Committee late yesterday by a 15-3 vote. SB 161 will now be placed on the Assembly&
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48% of policyholders will get health-law subsidies, report says

Article Written By:  Chad Terhune   Taken From:  LA Times Amid a hot debate over health insurance costs next year, a new report estimates that nearly half of people who purchase individual policies now will qualify for premium subsidies as part of the healthcare overhaul. Wednesday
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California Stop-Loss Legislation Update

Article Taken From:  MyHealthGuide  The California Assembly Committee on Appropriations has announced a hearing will take place on Wednesday August 14th at 9am to consider SB 161. The bill would establish a minimum stop-loss attachment point requirement of $35,000 for small employers
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Hearing Scheduled for California Stop-loss Legislation

Article Taken From:  Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. August 9, 2013 – The California Assembly Committee on Appropriations has announced a hearing will take place on Wednesday August 14th at 9am to consider SB 161. As previously reported, the bill would establish a mini
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Calif. hospital prices drop as CalPERS caps coverage for new knees, hips

Article Written by: Melanie Evans   Taken From:  Modern Healthcare Joint replacement prices at the most costly California hospitals plunged by one-third after the state required its workers and retirees to pay out of pocket all costs above a “reference price” of $30,000 for orthopedic
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The NY Times Tries — And Fails — To Protect Obamacare From Health Insurance ‘Rate Shock’

Article Written By: Avik Roy   Taken From:  Forbes Yesterday, fans of Obamacare were cheering. A front-page story in the New York Times announced that individuals shopping for health insurance in New York would see their premiums halved, based on figures released by the Andrew Cuomo a
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Multiple States Continue to Target Self-Insurance

Article From: Self Insurance Institute of America July 12, 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 of June
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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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