Healthcare Reform

31 10, 2016

Does Medicaid Expansion Yield Carrier Profitability?

By |October 31st, 2016|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on Does Medicaid Expansion Yield Carrier Profitability?

does-medicaid-expansion-yield-carrier-profitability_3There’s an awful lot of talk about Obamacare these days, especially with the recent news that premiums for Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans in the federal marketplace are set to rise by an average of 25% for [...]

19 07, 2016

Sun Setting Isn’t Just for Beach Vacations: North Carolina Small-Group Transitional Relief Is Ending In 2018!

By |July 19th, 2016|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on Sun Setting Isn’t Just for Beach Vacations: North Carolina Small-Group Transitional Relief Is Ending In 2018!

Sun Setting Isn’t Just for Beach Vacations(2)Small business group insurance requirements under the Affordable Care Act have been, to put it mildly, confusing. While the ACA did not require small businesses (as it defined them, those with fewer than [...]

6 07, 2016

Is The GOP’s ACA Replacement Really “A Better Way”?

By |July 6th, 2016|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on Is The GOP’s ACA Replacement Really “A Better Way”?

Is The GOP's ACA Replacement ReallyThe Republican Majority in the House of Representatives recently unveiled their latest proposal, dubbed "A Better Way," to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Though the House has voted to repeal [...]

14 06, 2016

What Can Group Health Plans Learn From ACA Rate Hikes?

By |June 14th, 2016|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on What Can Group Health Plans Learn From ACA Rate Hikes?

What Can Group Health Plans Learn From ACA Rate Hikes_(2)Just after Memorial Day, Blue Cross and Blue of North Carolina (BCBSNC) filed for an 18.8% average increase in premiums for customers who buy their coverage through www.healthcare.gov via the Affordable [...]

2 06, 2016

Subsidies, Or Lack Thereof: A Hurdle For The Marketplace

By |June 2nd, 2016|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on Subsidies, Or Lack Thereof: A Hurdle For The Marketplace

subsidiesA recent ruling by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia has the attention of the health insurance carriers and politicians. The public should also be following this decision, since it impacts the majority [...]

4 05, 2016

What Employers Should Know About Section 1411 Certifications

By |May 4th, 2016|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on What Employers Should Know About Section 1411 Certifications

what employers should knowThe Employer Mandate is perhaps one of the most nerve-wracking parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for large employers: those employing more than 50 full-time equivalent employees, or FTEs. (What’s an FTE? Find out [...]

29 04, 2016

As UHC Leaves the Exchange, What Does The Future Hold?

By |April 29th, 2016|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on As UHC Leaves the Exchange, What Does The Future Hold?

DABx4r1P46IOn April 19th, United Healthcare made waves in the medical insurance world by announcing that they were going to discontinue offering individual insurance on the exchange in the majority [...]

10 02, 2016

Cooper, McCrory and Medicaid: The Race for North Carolina’s Governor

By |February 10th, 2016|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on Cooper, McCrory and Medicaid: The Race for North Carolina’s Governor

Cooper, McCrory and MedicaidWhile most of the conversation around the 2016 elections has been on the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates, it’s important to remember that North Carolina will be one of 12 states electing a governor in [...]

8 02, 2016

ACA: If You Build It, They Will Come. Or Will They?

By |February 8th, 2016|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on ACA: If You Build It, They Will Come. Or Will They?

ACA_ If you build it they will comeIf you build it, they will come. That’s a memorable line from a favorite movie of mine, Field of Dreams. When I think of Roy standing out in his cornfield, considering a [...]

8 01, 2016

Top Trends In Healthcare For 2016

By |January 8th, 2016|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on Top Trends In Healthcare For 2016

top trends in healthcareReviewing Health Affairs “Six Big Trends To Watch In Health Care For 2016” it doesn’t take long to see some current themes continue and a couple new challenges on the horizon. In recent years [...]

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