The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration COBRA page was updated to add a link to the archive of the compliance webcast on the COBRA premium reduction extension provisions held on January 22. To view the archive, visit: http://events.vcall.com/VCall/ReplayLogin.aspx?room=2146004751
When are these changes effective? The 2010 Medicare Supplement changes will be effective on any policy sold effective June 1, 2010. When can I start marketing the new plans? The new plans are effective June 1, 2010, so the kickoff
New Hospice Benefit All plans will now include the Hospice Benefit as part of the “Core Benefits.” Medicare pays for all but very limited co-payments for outpatient drugs ($5). Included in all Medigap plans a benefit to pay this co-payment
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.
As these plans are still evolving, please visit us often for future updates. Background The changes to Medicare Supplement come as a result of HR 6331, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA, passed on July 9, 2008),
One of the goals of health care reform is to make coverage more affordable, but the proposed annual $6.7 billion health insurance premium tax will have the opposite effect by increasing costs for families and employers across the country. The
Do you Qualify? Can you Benefit?
Converting IRAs & other qualified retirement accounts to Roth IRAs can mean big tax advantages. To quailfy in 2009 your modified adjusted gross income cannot exceed $100,000, but in 2010 the income limit is removed. Find out if this opportunity is right for you…