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Oct
26
ACA tax credits at risk for people who did not file returns
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article in New York Times

People who did not file 2014 tax returns and received tax credits to offset health insurance premiums might lose those credits, federal officials say. The law requires anyone receiving a credit through the Affordable Care Act to file a tax return, regardless of income.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/26/us/politics/thousands-who-didnt-file-tax-returns-may-lose-health-care-subsidies.html

Sep
14
HSAs offer valuable retirement benefits
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article in US News & World Report

Most people know they should be saving for retirement in tax-preferred accounts, including 401(k)s and IRAs. This allows you to get a tax break while helping your money to grow faster for retirement. You also need to prepare for health care costs in retirement, and one powerful tool to help you do this is a health savings account.

To read more, please click:
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/on-retirement/2015/09/10/how-to-use-a-health-savings-account-for-retirement

Sep
14
Ideas to improve efficiency at your business
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article in BPlans

Your company is running smoothly enough, but you know things could be better. Sometimes, a project gets hung up a few days too long, or meetings that once felt productive and useful now seem to drag on for hours. It can feel like wheels spinning in the mud, and it’s hard to get that traction back.

To read the entire article, click here:
http://articles.bplans.com/10-tips-to-improve-business-efficiency/

Sep
11
How executive Dan Hilferty is making sure papal visit is paid for
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article in Philly.com

For the last year, Hilferty has had one foot in the health-care world - Blue Cross covers 10 million people in 24 states - and another schmoozing with the city’s most powerful corporations and philanthropists to bring in the $45 million needed for the city’s papal visit.

To read more, please click:
http://articles.philly.com/2015-08-31/news/66037046_1_world-meeting-fund-raising-papal-visit

Aug
18
Report: 74% of large employers will have telehealth options in 2016
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article in Reuters.com

The use of telemedicine is increasing, and it could save employers in the U.S. more than $6 billion annually, according to Towers Watson. The National Business Group on Health has projected that 74% of large employers will offer telemedicine options in 2016, up from 48% in 2014.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/12/us-usa-health-telemedicine-idUSKCN0QH1S820150812

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