Archive for February 2016

Trump and Sanders on Health Care Insurance: What Would They Do?


What do Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have in common? At first glance, not a lot. Sanders is far left; Trump is far right. Could any two candidates be more different? But the similarities run deeper than one might think. Both are radical outliers who’ve deeply upset what was expected to be a fairly boring…

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The Health Insurance Impacts of Marijuana: Therapy or Threat?


If you’re focused on cost-containment for your group health insurance plan, you clearly have a lot on your mind. Here’s another issue to consider: How might the legalization of marijuana affect your variables? Medicinal marijuana is currently legal in 23 States. It started with California in 1996, expanding most recently to New York, Minnesota and…

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Self-Insured Health Insurance Plans: Could Your Small Business Benefit?


As with any large-scale change, the ACA yielded some unforeseen results alongside the goals it set out to achieve. One of those results is the self-insurance trend. Last year, the number of employers choosing to self-insure jumped seven percentage points according to a PwC survey. Sixty-six percent of companies with 500 to 1,000 employees are…

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