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2014-02-20 23:24:12

As more deadline changes to the shared responsibility (“pay or play”) requirements within the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were recently announced, Cypress Benefit Administrators continues to serve as a resource in offering employers compliance assistance. The Midwest-based employee benefits administrator breaks down the timing for the final ruling by company size and provides helpful details on other ACA rule highlights. Appleton, WI (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 An employee benefits...

2014-02-19 12:29:34

A Specific Focus on In-Person Assistance, Added Spanish-Language Assisters, Increased Advertising and Website Improvements Will Build on Existing Outreach SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Covered California(TM) is continuing to step up its campaign to increase enrollment in affordable health insurance among Latinos, a key group in the agency's mission to provide coverage for all Californians. During January 2014, Latino enrollment in Covered California health insurance plans...

2014-02-18 23:01:28

Experts say the U.S. Supreme Court’s upholding of the individual mandate will benefit biomedical research. Since the Affordable Care Act just went into effect in January 2014, researchers will now see the benefits of the mandate upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 Texas Medical Research Associates, a clinical research facility, say that the Affordable Care Act, in effect as of Jan. 1, 2014, will have a positive impact on biomedical research. The...

2014-02-12 23:03:44

Available later this month from Atlantic Information Services, the data contained in the 2014 edition of the annual resource, AIS’s Directory of Health Plans, demonstrate overall growth in health-care enrollment. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Published by Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS), AIS’s Directory of Health Plans: 2014 contains enrollment data and contact information for all health plans operating in the U.S. as of year-end 2013. Entering its 11th year of...

2014-02-12 16:27:05

Price Tag to States Approaches $14 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 health insurance companies to help fund health reform, will drain $13.6 billion from those states that use integrated risk-based models to care for their neediest residents. The report, "ACA Health...

2014-02-12 12:32:13

Price Tag to the Golden State Approaches $797 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 $797 million from Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program. The report, "ACA Health Insurer Fee: Estimated Impact...

2014-02-12 12:30:14

Price Tag to the Lone Star State Approaches $1.07 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 $1.07 billion from Texas's Medicaid program. The report, "ACA Health Insurer Fee: Estimated Impact on State...

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...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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