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Health Care Reform - Final Regulations Update June 2017

On April 13, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued final regulations to help stabilize the individual and small group markets. These final regulations, effective June 19, 2017, do not...

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2017 HSA Contribution Figures

The IRS announced the 2017 HSA limits today. We are especially excited to see they raised the Individual contributions as it has not changed in 2 years. Here are the details: Out of pocket maximums are unchanged at $...

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2015 HSA Contribution Figures

The IRS announced the maximum contributions to health savings accounts for 2015. The figures will jump slightly, as they have historically, $50 for individuals and $100 for families. The 2015 HSA limits will be $3,350...

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ACA – Individual Mandate January 1, 2014

It's been a while since we've blogged and for good reason: Health Care Reform is keeping us super busy! The Affordable Care Act (ACA) or as you may be more familiar, Obamacare, is in full swing. October 1st brought the...

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2014 HSA Contribution Figures

On May 2, 2013, the IRS released the new Health Savings Account (HSA) index figures for 2014. The IRS provides this early release to help plan sponsors and participants budget for the upcoming year. The 2014 index...

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Blue Shield is Reducing Paper Mailings

Beginning in January 2012, Blue Shield is reducing the amount of paper they are sending to their members. Subscribers with claims showing no share cost will receive their Explanation of Benefits (EOBs) online, instead...

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The Supreme Court Rule on Health Care Reform

The US Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) today, or what you might be more familiarly acquainted with as Obamacare. In a narrow margin of 5-4 votes, the...

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It's Not a Diet, It's a Lifestyle

The thought on most people's minds when summers hits, or perhaps fear, is the ever-looming swimsuit season. How did it arrive so fast this year? Was not it just January? Surely you had more time to change your habits to...

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Individual and Family Medical Insurance Options

There are solutions for people who do not have the availability of insurance coverage continuation through their former employer via COBRA. Remember that COBRA is not an insurance plan. COBRA is a federal law that...

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Individual and Family Medical Insurance Options

There are solutions for people who do not have the availability of insurance coverage continuation through their former employer via COBRA. Remember that COBRA is not an insurance plan. COBRA is a federal law that...

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10 Simple Ways to Stretch Your Health Care Dollars

No matter where you turn- whether in the local coffee shop, the nightly news or a Facebook status, the rising cost of health care and the overwhelming effects it is having on individuals and employers alike is on...

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