Congressional Budget Office Expects Health Insurance Premiums to Increase

Congressional Budget Office Expects Health Insurance Premiums to Increase

Aug 17 Gross premiums for silver-level health insurance plans purchased through the healthcare marketplace would be 20 percent higher in 2018 and 25 percent higher by 2020 if cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) payments Read More
Americans Want a Bipartisan Approach to Healthcare, According to a New KFF Poll

Americans Want a Bipartisan Approach to Healthcare, According to a New KFF Poll

Aug 14 Now that the great Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal and replace debate has seemingly ended in Congress, we’ve seen movement by members of Congress towards a bipartisan approach to healthcare Read More
Health Insurance Brokers Help Employers Lower Healthcare Costs

Health Insurance Brokers Help Employers Lower Healthcare Costs

Aug 3 When it comes to providing healthcare as an employer, cost is a major concern. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), applicable large employers – organizations with 50 or more full-time Read More
ACA Discrimination Suit Sheds Light On Transgender Child Rights

ACA Discrimination Suit Sheds Light On Transgender Child Rights

Jul 18 Over the last few years, the rights of transgender workers within organizations have continued to fall under the microscope. From anti-discrimination rules surrounding hiring to adequately reporting the gender of Read More
IRS Memorandum Sheds Light on Taxability Of Benefits Paid by Self-Funded Health Plans

IRS Memorandum Sheds Light on Taxability Of Benefits Paid by Self-Funded Health Plans

Jul 13 Many employers which provide self-funded healthcare for their employees have taken to covering the cost of employee participation in associated wellness plans. It’s a practice the IRS is well aware Read More
As Trump Seeks To Change Birth Control Rights, States Provide Aid For Women

As Trump Seeks To Change Birth Control Rights, States Provide Aid For Women

Jul 12 It’s far from coincidental that timed with Donald Trump’s move into the White House as President of the United States, women marched for reproductive rights. Trump made it part of Read More
Iowa Seeks Help From ACA During Healthcare Crisis

Iowa Seeks Help From ACA During Healthcare Crisis

Jul 7 Come 2018, Iowa has the potential threat of losing health care provider options within their exchange for a significant number of residents. Now, the Iowa insurance commission is requesting a Read More
Deadline Nearing to Provide HHS Comments On How To Improve Health Insurance Markets

Deadline Nearing to Provide HHS Comments On How To Improve Health Insurance Markets

Jul 5 While Congress has been discussing new directions for healthcare reform from the Affordable Care Act, President Trump has been talking about the death of that current healthcare law. However, as Read More
Texas And Other States Await Possible Return Of Blue Cross-Blue Shield Insurer

Texas And Other States Await Possible Return Of Blue Cross-Blue Shield Insurer

Jul 6 Over the last few years, we’ve witnessed major health insurers withdrawing from offering coverage on various states’ exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. Companies like UnitedHealth and Aetna arguably led Read More
Two New Health Care Tax Bills Approved Pending AHCA Passing

Two New Health Care Tax Bills Approved Pending AHCA Passing

Jun 20 There was a time in the early stages of the ACA repeal where the Trump Administration shrugged off any ACA-mandated taxes going forward. The growing concern was that a repeal Read More
The AHCA May Cost Seniors Almost Half Of Their Annual Income In Premiums

The AHCA May Cost Seniors Almost Half Of Their Annual Income In Premiums

Jun 26 The American Health Care Act (AHCA) is still sitting in the Senate, awaiting a verdict on being modified or dismantled to something unrecognizable. While in limbo, analyses continue to surface, Read More
Seniors And Medicaid: The Real Connection

Seniors And Medicaid: The Real Connection

Jun 14 For many Americans, the understanding of healthcare when it comes to senior citizens is that their benefits are derived from Medicare. While that may be true for millions, there are Read More
Older Americans Are Among The Greatest Affected By The Proposed AHCA

Older Americans Are Among The Greatest Affected By The Proposed AHCA

Jun 8 Currently, Senate GOP may be deliberating over potentially holding off on the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act until after the 2018 elections. This news arrives on the Read More
Will Medicaid Be A Casualty Of The AHCA? New Study Shows Americans Are Concerned

Will Medicaid Be A Casualty Of The AHCA? New Study Shows Americans Are Concerned

Jun 7 While the Affordable Care Act made significant strides in Medicaid Expansion, that may all change should the American Health Care Act (AHCA) be put into action. While federal funding for Read More
President Trump’s Budget Proposal Poses Continued Threat To Medicaid And Planned Parenthood

President Trump’s Budget Proposal Poses Continued Threat To Medicaid And Planned Parenthood

May 31 Last week, news broke that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that Trump’s newly revamped American Health Care Act (AHCA) will leave 23 million more people uninsured in 2026 than Read More
CBO Scoring Shows 23 Million Will Lose Insurance by 2026 Under the Revised House Healthcare Bill

CBO Scoring Shows 23 Million Will Lose Insurance by 2026 Under the Revised House Healthcare Bill

May 25 So much of Senate’s decisions appear to be surrounding the House GOP’s proposed healthcare bill rested on a score from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The scoring was guaranteed by Read More
New Delays Prove The ACA Will Be Around For A While

New Delays Prove The ACA Will Be Around For A While

May 23 On Monday (May 22), a motion was filed by both the White House and Congress requesting a 90-day delay regarding an appeal surrounding cost-sharing reduction payments (CSR). The case, known Read More
Anti-AHCA Protesters Kick Their Efforts Up A Notch

Anti-AHCA Protesters Kick Their Efforts Up A Notch

May 30 If there is one thing that President Trump has placed into the hearts of the American people, it’s the need to speak out. Since arriving in office at the top Read More
Cutting Hours To Avoid Health Care Coverage Brings Dave & Busters Under Legal Scrutiny

Cutting Hours To Avoid Health Care Coverage Brings Dave & Busters Under Legal Scrutiny

May 22 A class-action lawsuit has been filed outside of federal courts in New York against restaurant and gaming chain Dave & Busters. The reason? Cutting employees’ hours to duck mandatory health Read More
Paralyzed Veterans of America Reject the AHCA

Paralyzed Veterans of America Reject the AHCA

May 24 Donald Trump’s entire “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan was footnoted with a promise to help both the working class and United States Veterans. However, a specific group of veterans Read More
Warren Buffett Says The One Thing About Trumpcare That We Needed To Hear

Warren Buffett Says The One Thing About Trumpcare That We Needed To Hear

May 18 Earlier this month, Warren Buffett appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and had several things to say in his interview; especially about Trump’s American Health Care Act. While many speculated that Read More
Republican Congress Members Maintain Their ACA Benefits In The Midst Of A Repeal

Republican Congress Members Maintain Their ACA Benefits In The Midst Of A Repeal

May 17 When Trump’s revamp of his American Health Care Act (AHCA) was green lit by the House, Republicans who were anti-ACA found this to be a win. Despite the Senate feeling Read More
New Study Finds Staggering Number Of Uninsured Medicaid Recipients Should AHCA Be Passed

New Study Finds Staggering Number Of Uninsured Medicaid Recipients Should AHCA Be Passed

May 16 As the newly revamped AHCA has been given House approval and moves onto the Senate floor, a new study shows how the revamped bill’s effect on Medicaid Expansion could prove Read More
New KFF Study Shows Healthcare Insurers May Be Financially Stable on the ACA Exchanges

New KFF Study Shows Healthcare Insurers May Be Financially Stable on the ACA Exchanges

May 9 It was just last year when healthcare giants like UnitedHealth and Aetna were exiting out of certain ACA exchanges—citing the ACA as the cause for financial dips in their bottom Read More
GOP Health Care Bill Now Faces Uphill Battle in Senate

GOP Health Care Bill Now Faces Uphill Battle in Senate

May 4 Today, with a vote count of 217 for and 213 against, the heavily Republican majority House passed the amended American Healthcare Act (AHCA). This rushed vote came with less than Read More
The ACA In Numbers: An Infographic

The ACA In Numbers: An Infographic

May 3 When the Trump Administration reluctantly agreed to keep the ACA around, many breathed a collective sigh of relief. While some were unaware that the Affordable Care Act was synonymous with Read More
Did Tennessee Hurt Itself With Healthcare?

Did Tennessee Hurt Itself With Healthcare?

Apr 27 If you reside in Tennessee, there’s a likely chance that next year you may be without options within the federally facilitated healthcare exchange under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This Read More
New Bill Allows Non-Exchange Health Plan Purchases With ACA Credits

New Bill Allows Non-Exchange Health Plan Purchases With ACA Credits

Apr 26 When Senate Republicans proposed the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a major point of focus was the elimination of ACA-mandated taxes, including the Employer and Individual Read More
Awaiting Announcements on Tax Reform, Healthcare Votes May Be Next

Awaiting Announcements on Tax Reform, Healthcare Votes May Be Next

Apr 25 President Trump appears to be planning a tax reform announcement this week and as early as tomorrow (April 26). Trump tweeted his intent to unveil some new plans this past Read More
Preparing Your 2016 ACA Forms – Better Late Than Never

Preparing Your 2016 ACA Forms – Better Late Than Never

May 4 Now that the dust has settled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is here to stay and the 2016 ACA reporting deadline is just behind us, employers Read More
These New Healthcare Staffers Were Added By The Trump Administration

These New Healthcare Staffers Were Added By The Trump Administration

Apr 11 Here’s a quick staffing update regarding new hires to come to the Department of Health and Human Services and the White House: The role of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Read More
As The ACA Stays, Should States Readjust Their Employer Mandate Demands?

As The ACA Stays, Should States Readjust Their Employer Mandate Demands?

Apr 5 In a matter of two weeks, everything seems to have changed for the fate of states and their Read More
Another Attempt to Repeal the ACA in the Foreseeable Future?  Unlikely.

Another Attempt to Repeal the ACA in the Foreseeable Future? Unlikely.

Mar 29 It’s been more than seven years since the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and there were some 60 plus attempts to repeal by Republicans during Read More
Infographic: Healthcare Affordability Has Been On The Decline Since 2015

Infographic: Healthcare Affordability Has Been On The Decline Since 2015

Mar 22 Many have said the Affordable Care Actis still not affordable, and that might be true as a matter of opinion. “Affordability” is defined by the ACA to be below 9.5% Read More
The ACA Replacement Plan Likely To Save Money But Add 24 Million Uninsured

The ACA Replacement Plan Likely To Save Money But Add 24 Million Uninsured

Mar 20 Republican House Speaker Paul Ryanrecently released the House leadership’s plan for an ACA repeal and replacement. While more light was shed on previously unanswered questions such as the fate of Read More
Uber Is Triumphant In California Misclassification Case

Uber Is Triumphant In California Misclassification Case

Mar 16 Uber made a huge stride in their favor at the top of March, when a California courtnamed them victorious in yet another misclassification case. The case surrounded once again classifications Read More
When It Comes To Healthcare, Are You Grandfathered Or Grandmothered?

When It Comes To Healthcare, Are You Grandfathered Or Grandmothered?

Mar 15 The Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), under the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS), released a notice at the close of February, announcing that insurance companies may Read More
Would American Health Care Act Dis-incentivize Employers From Offering Healthcare?

Would American Health Care Act Dis-incentivize Employers From Offering Healthcare?

Mar 23 Op-Ed Published on LA Biz Journal on March 21, 2017 Starting in the 1940’s, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) made employer-based healthcare tax free. Employers were not required to offer Read More
The American Health Care Act Prohibits Tax Credits for Abortion Coverage

The American Health Care Act Prohibits Tax Credits for Abortion Coverage

Mar 14 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) did not change state law on abortions and expressly allowed states to elect out of abortion coverage in qualified health plans offered Read More
IRS Extends Transition Relief For QSE HRA Notice

IRS Extends Transition Relief For QSE HRA Notice

Mar 14 At the close of February, the IRSreleased a notice regarding qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangement (QSE HRA) notices and an extension until further guidance is provided. These notices are Read More