Insurers Will Pay Record Amount of Rebates to Small Group Plans

While most businesses rarely get rebate checks from their group health insurer, this year may be different as insurance companies are expected to pay back record excess premiums, as required by the Affordable Care Act. The landmark insurance law requires that insurers spend at least 80% of their premium income on medical care and medications, [...]

By | 2019-06-04T09:57:03-07:00 May 30th, 2019|Healthcare, Uncategorized|0 Comments

As More Employers Rethink High Deductible Plans, They Tackle Other Costs

A new study has found that more and more large employers are ditching high-deductible health plans as the job market tightens and they need to boost improve their health insurance offerings to retain and attract talent, and saddle their employees with less of the cost burden. The change is also in response to the increasing [...]

By | 2019-05-21T07:55:52-07:00 May 21st, 2019|Healthcare|0 Comments

Surprise Medical Bills and ‘Balance Billing’ in Crosshairs

When your medical care provider charges more than your insurance company is willing to reimburse, you may get a bill asking you to pay the difference - a practice called "balance billing." The Trump administration is moving to put a stop to the practice. In a recent White House round table on limiting health care [...]

By | 2019-05-14T11:42:05-07:00 May 14th, 2019|Healthcare|0 Comments

Helping Your Staff Get the Most from Their HSA Plans

As more employers adopt high-deductible health plans, which leave their employees with more “skin in the game,” it’s important that you educate them on how to get the most out of the attached health savings accounts. Unfortunately, your employees may not be using the funds in their HSAs as efficiently as they should, and they [...]

By | 2019-05-07T17:27:10-07:00 May 7th, 2019|Healthcare|0 Comments

Trump Administration Issues Proposed Rules for Short-Term Plans

As promised, the Trump administration has issued proposed rules that would allow individuals to skirt Affordable Care Act regulations and buy short-term, low-coverage health plans. Under the proposal, individuals would be able to purchase short-term plans that last up to 12 months, compared to the three-month maximum under the ACA. The proposal would also exempt [...]

By | 2019-06-04T09:57:18-07:00 May 1st, 2019|Healthcare, Uncategorized|0 Comments