Healthcare Reform

24 10, 2017

President Trump Ends Cost-Sharing Reductions: How will that impact North Carolinians?

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President Trump Ends Cost-Sharing Reductions_ How will that impact North CaroliniansOn October 12, 2017, the Trump administration announced that they would stop funding the cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments that the lowest income participants purchasing coverage in the Marketplace receive. These cost-sharing reduction [...]

10 10, 2017

The Impact of Association Medical Insurance Plans

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The Impact of Association Medical Insurance PlansPresident Trump recently stated he may issue an executive order to allow individuals to purchase insurance coverage across state lines and through associations. As with any other healthcare regulation, there will be financial winners and [...]

9 10, 2017

7 Ways PPACA Has Influenced Bankruptcies in the United States

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7 Ways PPACA Has Influenced Bankruptcies in the United StatesAs Congress continues to develop a replacement option for the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA), it’s important to recognize one little-known fact: PPACA has dramatically reduced the number of Americans who file [...]

1 09, 2017

The Return of the Health Insurance Providers Fee in 2018 – What Can You Expect?

By |September 1st, 2017|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on The Return of the Health Insurance Providers Fee in 2018 – What Can You Expect?

The return of the health insurance fee in 2018 As we near the end of 2017, medical insurers are faced with including the Health Insurance Providers Fee back into their rates on plans that renew on January 1, 2018. This fee has [...]

13 04, 2017

House GOP Looking for Alternates to Health Replacement

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House GOP Looking for Alternates to Health ReplacementWhen leaders in the House of Representatives cancelled a scheduled vote on the American Health Care Act in late March, both President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan indicated that the [...]

16 03, 2017

Transitional Health Plans For Small Employers Extended Another Year

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Transitional Health Plans For Small Employers Extended Another YearMany small employers that offer health insurance have been skirting complete Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) compliance by using a little-known caveat: the Transitional Policy. This policy allows state [...]

10 02, 2017

What Will Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Mean For Employers?

By |February 10th, 2017|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on What Will Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Mean For Employers?

What Will Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Mean for Employers_When former President Obama left office in January, President Trump inherited a Supreme Court vacancy that he would need to fill. After providing a list of candidates during the campaign, [...]

15 11, 2016

President-Elect And Others Zero In On Interstate Selling Of Insurance

By |November 15th, 2016|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on President-Elect And Others Zero In On Interstate Selling Of Insurance

president-elect-others-zero-in-on-interstate-selling-of-insuranceWith a multitude of articles being released this week post-election, a common thread appears that changes could be afoot for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and health insurance in general.  Throughout President-elect Trump’s campaign he made it clear that he [...]

31 10, 2016

Does Medicaid Expansion Yield Carrier Profitability?

By |October 31st, 2016|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on Does Medicaid Expansion Yield Carrier Profitability?

does-medicaid-expansion-yield-carrier-profitability_3There’s an awful lot of talk about Obamacare these days, especially with the recent news that premiums for Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans in the federal marketplace are set to rise by an average of 25% for [...]

19 07, 2016

Sun Setting Isn’t Just for Beach Vacations: North Carolina Small-Group Transitional Relief Is Ending In 2018!

By |July 19th, 2016|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on Sun Setting Isn’t Just for Beach Vacations: North Carolina Small-Group Transitional Relief Is Ending In 2018!

Sun Setting Isn’t Just for Beach Vacations(2)Small business group insurance requirements under the Affordable Care Act have been, to put it mildly, confusing. While the ACA did not require small businesses (as it defined them, those with fewer than [...]

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