employer-tax-exclusion-for-health-insurance

If you don’t know what the employer tax exclusion is, now is a good time to find out. Why? Simply put, there’s an effort in motion to cap or eliminate it, and if that should happen, it would dramatically affect the employer-based healthcare system (translation: about 169 million Americans) – and not in a good…

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self-insured-health-insurance

You probably already know that the Affordable Care Act requires health plans to offer coverage for 10 essential health benefits. You may know, too, that there are exceptions to the rule. But this just out: Starting next year, there’s a new rule which changes the game significantly for self-insuring employers. Let’s take a look. Certain…

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health-insurance-rate-forecast

According to America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), health care premiums may rise sharply in 2017. According to Morning Consult, Marilyn Tavenner, the president and CEO of the national policy advocacy and trade association, “is concerned.” Yet if last year is any indicator, the initial numbers we’re seeing now are no reason to panic … yet.…

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self-insured-health-insurance-plans

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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health-insurance

What does 2016 hold for the health insurance industry? In a recent article at Modern Healthcare magazine, contributor Bob Herman identified three major questions. Let’s see what’s brewing for this year. 1. Will antitrust regulators approve the big health insurance mergers? The U.S. Justice Department is reviewing a few recent purchases you might have heard…

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