Helping Your Older Workers Transition to Medicare

As health insurance costs rise and our workforce ages, fewer employers are providing retiree health insurance benefits to their older workers, and are instead asking them to sign up for Medicare. It's a delicate situation as some older workers may resent being pushed to Medicare, especially if they've worked for their employer a long time. [...]

By | 2020-11-05T10:35:35-08:00 November 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Medicare Advantage, Part D Plans Get COVID-19 Leeway

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued new guidance regarding how Medicare Advantage and Part D plans can respond to enrollees affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Under the guidance, the plans are authorized, but not required to waive out-of-pocket costs for testing, treatment and other services related to the coronavirus. The rules come [...]

By | 2020-04-28T13:19:05-07:00 April 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Small Employers Can Reimburse for Medicare Part B, D Premiums

As the workforce ages and many employers want to keep on baby-boomer staff who have the experience and institutional knowledge that is irreplaceable, one issue that always comes up is how to handle health insurance. Once your older workers reach the age of eligibility for Medicare, under current law you can help them pay for [...]

By | 2019-09-17T11:33:56-07:00 September 17th, 2019|Employer, Healthcare|0 Comments

The Crystal Ball: 10 Healthcare Industry Predictions for 2019 | Tacoma Benefit Advisors

As the year draws to a close, I’ve been thinking about what’s in store for healthcare in 2019. I offer ten predictions below: sincere ones, hopeful ones and a few final thoughts submitted with my tongue planted firmly in my cheek.   Real Predictions 1. Humanism and humanity will make a real comeback. When you [...]

By | 2018-12-13T10:21:51-08:00 December 13th, 2018|Healthcare|0 Comments
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