Affordable Care Act rates may jump 17.3% in Michigan

By JC Reindl Health plans sold on Michigan’s insurance exchange could see an average 17.3% increase next year, and if recent history is any guide, state regulators could approve the insurance companies’ rate hike requests without many — if any — changes. Read more… &
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Reform Update: CMS creates workarounds to ensure Medicaid coverage

By Virgil Dickson Faced with the reality that HealthCare.gov still has limited ability to transmit completed Medicaid applications to state agencies, the CMS has come up with two new workarounds to ensure people get covered. Read more…
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Health Website Woes Widen as Insurers Get Wrong Data

By Christopher Weaver & Louise Radnofsky Insurers say the federal health-care marketplace is generating flawed data that is straining their ability to handle even the trickle of enrollees who have gotten through so far, in a sign that technological problems extend further than th
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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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Health Care Claims Tax Clinging to Life in Michigan

Author: Mike Ferguson         Taken From: MyHealthGuide Editor’s Note: Michigan Gov. Rick Synder signed into law legislation a controversial 1% tax on paid health care claims. The tax funds the state’s Medicaid program is funded by TPAs and health insurers.  The Self-Insur
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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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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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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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Multiple States Continue to Target Self-Insurance

May 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 on self-insurance legislation that has been introduced this year.  The f
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