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2014-02-12 08:30:04

Price Tag to the Buckeye State Approaches $474 Million over Ten Years WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report from actuarial firm Milliman, Inc. and commissioned by Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) shows a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) intended to tax risk-based managed care insurance companies to help fund health reform will drain $474 million from Ohio's Medicaid program. The report, "ACA Health Insurer Fee: Estimated Impact on State...

2014-02-12 08:30:02

Price Tag to the Sunshine State Approaches $1.08 Billion over Ten Years WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report from actuarial firm Milliman, Inc. and commissioned by Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) shows a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) intended to tax risk-based managed care insurance companies to help fund health reform will drain $1.08 billion from Florida's Medicaid program. The report, "ACA Health Insurer Fee: Estimated Impact on State...

2014-02-11 23:23:16

Health First Insurance welcomes more than 1,400 new individual members from Brevard and Indian River Counties in 2014. More than 900 of the new members came in through the federally-facilitated health insurance marketplace via http://www.healthcare.gov. Rockledge, FL (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Health First Insurance Welcomes Over 1,400 New Individual Members in 2014 Average Age of Insured has Increased from 37 to 48 Health First Insurance welcomes more than 1,400 new Individual members...

2014-02-06 08:20:51

- Fourth quarter 2013 net income of $104 million, impacted by charge related to CFPB/DOJ settlement NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ally Financial Inc. (Ally) today reported net income of $104 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to net income of $91 million in the prior quarter and net income of $1.4 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012. The company reported core pre-tax income of $142 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to core pre-tax income of $269 million...

2014-02-05 23:29:28

HolaDoctor announced today that the company has launched its call center to help Hispanics who have questions regarding the recent healthcare reforms in the US. Atlanta (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 HolaDoctor, the leading health and wellness online destination for Hispanics, launched its Call Center to help Hispanics with questions regarding Healthcare Reform, as well as to guide them in the application process and to purchase health insurance in the state and federal markets. The 1-800-...

2014-02-06 00:22:42

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Small Business Association (NSBA) today released its 2014 Small Business Health Care Survey which shows how America's small businesses are dealing with rising health care costs, what kind of benefits they offer and how the Affordable Care Act is impacting their business. Most notably, 91 percent reported increases in their health plan at their most recent health insurance renewal with one in four being hit with increases...

2014-02-04 16:30:22

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance One International, Inc. (NYSE: AOI) today announced results for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2013. Highlights -- Gross Profit for the quarter improved 0.9% to $83.8 million versus last year, despite sales decreasing 6.4% to $654.6 million. -- Selling general and administrative expenses decreased 10.0% to $30.2 million quarter over quarter. -- Total debt less cash decreased $115.0 million...

2014-02-04 16:27:36

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett's 2014-15 budget proposal invests more than $34.4 billion in total funds for health and human services programs, delivering on his promise to help those who need it most and providing a sustainable foundation to increase access to quality, affordable healthcare for more than 500,000 Pennsylvanians under his Healthy Pennsylvania plan. In addition to advancing the Healthy Pennsylvania plan, it reaffirms a commitment...

2014-02-04 12:24:07

Ad agencies La Comunidad and Razorfish create PSAs featuring pets encouraging Americans to "Take Care, People" WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Enroll America partnered with the Ad Council to launch "Take Care, People," a national multimedia public service advertising (PSA) campaign that will raise awareness, educate, and motivate uninsured Americans to get health insurance for themselves and their families under the Affordable Care Act, or ACA. To view the multimedia...

2014-02-03 23:00:38

Small Businesses Struggle to Understand Health Insurance Options Post-ObamaCare Park City, UT (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published new FAQs on small business health insurance in 2014. According to Zane Benefits’ website, small businesses have important choices to make when offering health insurance, especially with new Affordable Care Act regulations and the increasing cost of traditional small business health insurance. The...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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