Tag Archives: health

5 worst states for group health insurance

How good your employer-sponsored health insurance is may depend on three main factors: geographic region, industry, and employer size. However, even though some cost trends haven’t changed much since the Affordable Care Act was put in place, 2016 brought major … Continue reading

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Companion Life Insurance Co fined by Insurance Commissioner

Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart recently announced she has fined Companion Life Insurance Co. $487,000 for violations of Delaware’s insurance code, including misrepresenting its limited benefit and short term health insurance plans as compliant with the Affordable Care Act. The … Continue reading

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4 health care trends that won’t go away, no matter who’s president

Repeal? Replace? It’s anyone’s guess. The one thing we can be certain about following this election is more changes are coming to health care and, as usual, employers will need to adapt. But regardless of what happens in Congress, what … Continue reading

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Many hear the siren song of retirement on the high seas

It may not be what you thought of as retirement, but some people are all at sea once they leave the workplace. In a good way, that is. A BBC report looked at some sprightly folks who are spending their … Continue reading

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Universal health care a central plank

In recent years, experimentation with single-payer and universal health care systems has largely taken place in the nation’s governmental laboratories. Most of us call them states Some states — most notably Vermont — have investigated building a single-payer system for health care consumers within … Continue reading

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Americans could face dramatic leaps of pricing as early as next year.

Americans who’ve arranged health coverage through governmental exchanges could face dramatic leaps of pricing as early as next year. According to the most recent projections submitted by the country’s top insurance providers, state marketplaces from Oregon to New York might … Continue reading

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Healthcare and 401(k)

Most of the public conversations about health care these days revolve around what to do about the Affordable Care Act. Hillary Clinton wants to build upon it, including the addition of a “public option” insurance program that will compete with … Continue reading

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What is the positive’s for mandatory health insurance?

With all of the misinformation that has been spread about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) it has been difficult to figure out what is true, and what isn’t. As you know, the Act mandated health care for everyone. The reason … Continue reading

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How are Prescription Drugs covered under Medicare Plans?

In today’s marketplace, if you have/want to purchase a Medigap plan and want prescription drug coverage, you would need to enroll in a stand-alone Part D plan. These can be set-up during the annual enrollment period (AEP) or if/when you … Continue reading

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How Obesity Affects Insurance in most states

As America attempts to get a handle on its obesity dilemma, knowing where to focus resources will be a key part of the strategy. A joint survey by Gallup and Healthways of obesity rates by state suggests that the populace … Continue reading

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