Posts Tagged "White House"

Summary of Benefits and Coverage under the Affordable Care Act

Summary of Benefits and Coverage under the Affordable Care Act For more information for Individuals CLICK HERE OR For Employers CLICK HERE or check out the BOX documents below for more resources on this topic.

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Health Reform (ACA) is Upheld by Supreme Court

Today, the Supreme Court issued an opinion related to health care reform. A divided Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Obama administration’s health-care law. The court said Congress was acting within its powers under the Constitution when it required most Americans to

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If You Like Your Health Care Plan, You Can Start Beating Your Head Against the Wall Now

If you like your health care plan, tough luck – if you’re on a Medicare prescription drug plan: More than 3 million seniors may have to switch their Medicare prescription plan next year, even if they’re perfectly happy with it,

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Preventative Care Provision: Interim Rules Health Reform Update

As you may know, the health care reform law includes a provision requiring health insurers to cover preventive services with no member cost sharing. Recently-published interim final regulations clarify this provision. Non-grandfathered plans issued or renewed on or after September 23, 2010, will not include member cost sharing or copays for the following preventive care provided in-network:

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Grandfathering Allowed: Final Regulations Update

As we recently communicated with you, the federal government has issued Interim Final Regulations for the grandfathering provision. Because there are advantages to grandfathering, we will grandfather most standard and non-standard plans in our portfolio. To help you better understand what this means to you, we’ve put together this Grandfathering Fact Sheet. It explains:

£ More about grandfathering

£ What changes can be made without losing grandfathered status

£ What changes will result in losing the grandfathered status

This is an important provision for many individuals and group policyholders. You can expect more information about grandfathering, including how we will implement it. As always, please talk with your consultant if you have any questions.

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Promises Made; Promises Broken.

Promises Made; Promises Broken. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is in full get-a-bill mode. Virtually every promise of reform has been thrown out the window, even as those willing to work with the president have been thrown under the bus.

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