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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Multiple States Continue to Target Self-Insurance

Taken From: Self-Insurance Institute of America, INC.   June 17, 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
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Ohio: Proof that Obamacare ‘Rate Shock’ Is Real

Author: Meghan Foley   Taken From: Wall St. Cheat Sheet The so-called rate shock from Obamacare has hit Ohio. The state’s Department of Insurance announced last Thursday that, based on rates submitted by insurers to date, it estimates the average individual-market health insurance pre
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Too Early to Tell: Full impact of ACOs on quality unknown

Though early adopters are gaining experience with accountable care organizations, evidence of their impact on quality remains limited.   The untested payment model gained favor with private payers and Medicare after policymakers included pilot programs in the 2010 healthcare reform la
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Mixed Picture: California, proposed premiums lower than expected

After weeks of handwringing about healthcare reform-induced “rate shock,” the actual insurance premiums proposed haven’t delivered it. But without the new restrictions imposed under the federal law, insurance regulations have varied so much from state to state that it’s di
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Multiple States Continue to Target Self-Insurance – Weekly SIIA Update

May 31, 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 the latest updates as of this week. The full text of referenced bills, SIIA commen
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States’ Implementation Of Exchanges May Decide Fate Of ACA.

Over the holiday weekend through today, a number of national outlets reported on exchange implementation occurring across the US. Notably, from a national perspective, Bloomberg News  (5/28, Nussbaum) reports that the fate of the Affordable Care Act is “being decided far from Capitol
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Obamacare Unveiled as California, New York Lead U.S.

While politicians in Washington argue over the Affordable Care Act, its ultimate fate is being decided far from Capitol Hill. Amid the periodic repeal votes in Congress and activist campaigns on both sides of the debate, states from New York to California are striving to meet an Oct.
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Multiple States Continue to Target Self-Insurance – Weekly SIIA Update

May 24, 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 the latest updates as of this week.  The full text of referenced bills, SIIA comme
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Loophole in health care law could stick doctors with tab

A loophole in California’s upcoming health care overhaul could be exploited by families gaming the system or responding to hardship in a way that doctors say could leave a pile of unpaid bills. A chain of events would create a two-month period during which a family has medical c
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