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The goal of The Institute’s radio show is to help listeners LEARN about the latest trends and best practices in health care consumerism and CONNECT them with health care industry. Listeners can also SHARE by contacting the hosts of the show and suggesting archives to industry associates. Read More
The ACA will trigger a “ripple effect” for ancillary benefits. In the case of vision, employers are starting to ask questions about whether their employee vision plans will need to change in terms of structure, coverage and costs. Read More
The Regulatory & Compliance community showcases the latest news from Washington D.C. pertaining to health care law in regard to state exchanges, individual mandate, SLR, and changes to the PPACA. Read More
Our 2012 industry leaders share insights about the future of the health care industry.
The annual OUTLOOK magazine features thought leaders sharing insight on health care, benefits and compensation trends. The issue will help employers, TPAs, brokers and benefits consultants learn and navigate the challenges the upcoming year will present. Read More
Deloitte Survey: Employers View Health Care System as Wasteful and Underperforming - 12/02/2013 - Deloitte has issued a report showing that employers view the health care system as wasteful and expensive, and that their keys for improving the system are increased transparency around pricing and performance. The report also reveals that, three years into the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many companies...
ObamaCare: It’s Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature - 11/25/2013 - Practicing medicine or law without a license is illegal. Politicians and bureaucrats playing actuary can be even more damaging to large populations. Actuaries are insurance professionals who price insurance policies based upon population risk factors and future expected claims.
New Rollover Guidelines for Flexible Spending Accounts - 11/21/2013 - Bachman's Banter: Health FSAs are used to pay or reimburse certain expenses allowed by IRS Code 213(d) for Qualified Medical Expenses (QMEs). Employers may amend their plan documents to allow participants to rollover up to $500 of unused funds from their Health FSAs remaining at the end of the plan...
Upcoming Health Care Reform Deadlines and Effective Dates - 11/08/2013 - Although there has been a steady roll-out of health care reform guidance since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") was enacted on March 23, 2010, the statute is rapidly approaching its most transformative phase with a number of substantive provisions that begin to take effect January 1, 2014.