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The IRS and HHS released new regulations Wednesday for the individual mandate portion of PPACA. The proposed regulations shed new light on the process the agencies will take in determining which individuals are subject to the mandate or whether theyre exempt, and whether their insurance coverage is sufficient.
Oklahoma opposed a request by the U.S. that a judge dismiss the states lawsuit challenging President Obamas 2010 health-care reform legislation.
UnitedHealth Group Inc. and other U.S. health insurers will soon have company in Maryland: a nonprofit started by a county government that plans to sell coverage at rates as much as 30% lower than competitors.
With the 113th Congress up and running and the presidents policy schedule filling up by the day, the Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard School of Public Health polled Americans last week on what they would like the government to set as top health care priorities for the year.
Mercer announced Thursday that it has launched a private benefits exchange developed by Benefitfocus and available to employers with at least 100 employees.
Medical insurance markets crafted by four U.S. Republican governors won conditional approval by the Obama administration as the federal government nudges states toward full implementation of the landmark health-care overhaul.
EBA Contributor Barry Cohn is being kept busy with questions about MLR reimbursements, with clients wondering what to do or asking how much they would be receiving.
The CEO of Cornerstone Broker Insurance Services shares how and why his company set up their private health insurance exchange and why it may help you make a "multitude of the money you made yesterday."
Pediatric dental and orthodontic coverage could see significant changes under health care reform, particularly in terms of reimbursement. Evelyn Ireland, the executive director of the National Association of Dental Plans, talks about regulations that might or might not have people smiling.
Rules for the six state insurance exchanges that won conditional approval from the Obama administration Dec. 10 are split evenly between those with strict criteria for companies that want to participate and states that have opened their exchanges to all comers, a scenario supported by the insurance industry. A high bar for inclusion could limit the number of insurers offering health plans in some states.
Many states led by Republican governors have already said they wont build their own insurance exchanges. That puts the onus on the Obama administration.
Health insurance premiums may double for some small businesses and individual buyers in the U.S. when the Affordable Care Acts major provisions start in 2014, Aetnas chief executive officer said.
With health reform moving full steam ahead, most employers will continue to offer employee coverage, but will make alterations to how they provide it, said a speaker at the Workplace Benefits Transitions conference Tuesday.
Health care reform means that many patients can no longer be denied health insurance because of preexisting conditions. But theres a big catch: Coverage for many Americans without insurance will come at a potentially unaffordable cost.