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Health Alert: Pregnant Women Encouraged to Avoid Travel to Central/South America

Health Alert: Pregnant Women Encouraged to Avoid Travel to Central/South America The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recently issued a Travel Alert warning travelers to avoid 14 countries in South/Central America and the Caribbean because of a mosquito-transmitted viral infection called Zika. Women infected with Zika early in pregnancy are giving birth to babies [...]

By | January 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Administration Warns Of Penalty For Failing To Enroll In Health Coverage

Originally posted by NAHU Newswire, February 11, 2015. Administration Warns Of Penalty For Failing To Enroll In Health Coverage. The Washington Times  (2/11, Howell) reports that with only a few days left before the deadline to sign up for health insurance under the ACA, the Obama Administration “has begun to spotlight the penalty some Americans could pay [...]

By | February 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Employer Mandate In a Nutshell – Are You Prepared?

Employer Mandate In a Nutshell – Are You Prepared? Running a business is a difficult task. Running a large business adds to the complexity, and for companies employing 100 or more FTEs, 2015 brings a whole new element that only further increases that complexity. As you will recall, 2010 was a landmark year for HealthCare Reform with [...]

By | February 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Understanding Your HSA

HSAs or Health Savings Accounts can be a great thing. They work well for millions of Americans and can be a great way to pre-fund possible insurance claims, as well as pay for other medically related expenses. Many people understand that HSA contribution limits increase each year. For 2015, those limits are $3,350 for an [...]

By | January 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

H&R Block To Answer ACA Questions For Free

Originally posted in the NAHU Newswire, 01/06/2015. The Kansas City (MO) Star (1/6, Davis) reports on Thursday H&R Block Inc. offices will provide free advice to taxpayers “about the health reform’s impact on taxes.” The Star quotes a statement from Block Tax Institute executive director Kathy Pickering, who said “Our research indicates that many consumers may be [...]

By | January 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Study Finds Average Health Premiums “Skyrocketed” After ACA

Study Finds Average Health Premiums “Skyrocketed” After ACA Originally posted 10/29 by NAHU Newswire The Washington Times (10/28, Richardson) reports that a new study of insurance policies before and after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act “shows that average premiums have skyrocketed, for some groups by as much as 78 percent.” Average premiums for [...]

By | October 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Income Checks Throw Californians Off Health Plans

Source: The Sacramento Bee Some Californians who purchased individual health coverage through the state’s insurance exchange are suddenly being dropped or transferred to Medi-Cal, the state Medicaid program for the poor that fewer doctors and providers accept. Covered California, which is responsible for determining and directing Californians to an appropriate health plan, has no estimate [...]

By | September 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grandmothering Bill Signed

Originally published by CAHU July 7, 2014. All credit goes to the original author. GRANDMOTHERING BILL SIGNED: TAKES IMMEDIATE EFFECT SB 1446 (DeSaulnier) has been signed by Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown, Jr. to provide some small employers with non-grandfathered health insurance policies in effect as of December 31, 2013, the option to renew their [...]

By | July 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Report: At Least Two Million ACA Applications Have Data Discrepancies.

Originally posted by NAHU Newswire, June 5, 2014 Report: At Least Two Million ACA Applications Have Data Discrepancies. The AP  (6/4, Alonso-Zaldivar) was the first to report that “at least 2 million people enrolled for taxpayer-subsidized private health insurance under the ACA have data discrepancies in their applications that, if unresolved, could affect what they pay [...]

By | June 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments