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Understanding CMS 2016 small group guidance
States & issuers will have the option to renew non-grandfathered individual and small group health policies, but these policies must end no later than 12/31/17. Changing deadlines from 10/1/17 to 12/31/17 allows small groups with any renewal date...
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Health Care Reform Weekly - week of October 12, 2015
A new Commonwealth Fund analysis found that the United States continues to spend far more on health care than other high-income nations, driven by greater use of medical technology and higher prices.
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Health Care Reform Weekly - week of October 5, 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have passed a bill that would allow states to treat businesses with 51-100 employees as large employers while retaining the option to classify these groups as small employers.
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Health Care Reform Weekly - week of September 28, 2015
New Kaiser Family Foundation research found that single and family premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance in 2015 rose by an average of 4 percent, while deductibles rose 67 percent since 2010.
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Health Care Reform Weekly - week of September 21, 2015
The Obama administration announced it will proceed with a planned change to OOP cap calculations. The OOP cost for individuals enrolled in family plans would be capped at the individual limit of $6,850 per year, instead of the family limit.
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Health Care Reform Weekly - week of September 14, 2015
A federal judge ruled last week that the House has the right to sue the Obama administration over billions of dollars in health care spending as part of the law’s risk sharing programs.
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Health Care Reform Weekly - week of August 31, 2015
A new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation has found that 26 percent of employers offering health care benefits to employees today could be subject to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) “Cadillac tax” in 2018.
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Health Care Reform Weekly - week of August 24, 2015
A new Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll found that most Americans, across political affiliations, feel that drug costs are unreasonable (72 percent).
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Health Care Reform Weekly - week of August 17, 2015
Almost 1 million people signed up for health insurance after the open enrollment season ended on February 22, helping to drive the percentage of uninsured Americans below 10 percent.
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Health Care Reform Weekly - week of August 10, 2015
Bipartisan mental health legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate last week, a response in part to mass shootings in the past couple of years.
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Health Care Reform Weekly - week of August 3, 2015
A new published report projects that rising health care costs will accelerate over the next decade, by 5.8 percent annually between 2014 and 2024.
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Health Care Reform Weekly - week of July 27, 2015
More than 100 small business owners flew to Washington, D.C. last week to lobby Congress to do away with a new health care regulation that could cost them as much as $36,000 per employee per year for violations.
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Health Care Reform Weekly - week of July 20, 2015
A coalition of large employers, business groups and unions is organizing to lobby against the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) “Cadillac” tax.
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Health Care Reform Weekly - week of July 13, 2015
The Catalyst for Payment Reform and the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute issued a report card on state transparency laws that gave 45 states a failing grade.
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Health Care Reform Weekly - week of July 6, 2015
A majority of Americans think the U.S. Supreme Court made the right call when it decided to allow consumer subsidies to continue. A Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 62 percent of Americans support the Court decision.
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