By Susan K. Livio TRENTON – Arguing it was “wrongly excluded” from a line new of discounted insurance plans, Saint Peter’s University Hospital Friday sued to stop Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey from selling the policies without giving the New Brun
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Same-sex marriages to begin Monday in New Jersey

By GEOFF MULVIHILL Same-sex marriages can begin within days in New Jersey after the state’s highest court ruled unanimously Friday to uphold an order that they must start Monday and to deny a delay that had been sought by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration. The ruling pu
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With Obamacare coming, 30-plus N.J., Pa., and N.Y. hospitals form ‘alliance’

Article Written by:  Susan Livio  Taken From:  NJ.com Driven by the demands of the Affordable Care Act, about 30 hospitals in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York’s Hudson River Valley have banded together to form what its founders describe as the largest alliance of health sys
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Man denied life-saving surgery over 26-cent insurance dispute

Article Written by:  Eric Pfeiffer   Taken From:  Yahoo News  man seeking treatment for a life-threatening illness had his health further jeopardized when his employer and health insurance company tried to cancel his coverage over a 26-cent dispute. The New Jersey Star-Ledger reports
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ERISA can apply to Individual Policies: Offering a group discount constitutes a “contribution” sufficient to create an ERISA plan

Can ERISA apply to the claims made on individual policies purchased with discounted premiums? YES. Here is a great new case that highlights the analysis to establish that ERISA applies when employees purchase individual policies, with group discounted premiums. McCann v. UNUM Providen
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ERISA can apply to Individual Policies: Offering a group discount constitutes a “contribution” sufficient to create an ERISA plan

Can ERISA apply to the claims made on individual policies purchased with discounted premiums? YES. Here is a great new case that highlights the analysis to establish that ERISA applies when employees purchase individual policies, with group discounted premiums. McCann v. UNUM Providen
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The New Jersey Experience: Do Insurance Reforms Unravel Without An Individual Mandate?

On Monday, when the Supreme Court hears arguments about whether the Affordable Care Act is constitutional, the justices will also contemplate a policy issue: Is it possible to reform the private insurance market, making affordable coverage available to all, without an individual manda
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Self-Funded Health Plans Under Attack In New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J.—Advocates of self-funding health benefits are fighting an attempt by New Jersey regulators to crack down on the practice among small businesses, saying it is part of a broader attack on self-insurance at the state and national levels. Read More..
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