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2014-01-29 12:26:56

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the deadline for January enrollment of the Affordable Care Act now having passed, many consumers are considering the next steps in the rollout of the landmark health care legislation. For those who have not yet purchased a health plan, the next step will be selecting their coverage prior to the March 31 deadline, when the enrollment period for the year officially ends. For many who have purchased coverage, the next steps may involve...

2014-01-23 23:00:47

Angela Williams, compliance manager with RWI Benefits, is now certified through the National Association of Health Underwriters’ (NAHU) new professional development course on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Quapaw, OK (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Angela Williams, compliance manager with RWI Benefits, is now certified through the National Association of Health Underwriters’ (NAHU) new professional development course on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...

2014-01-23 12:26:49

By Mark Hobraczk MIDLOTHIAN, Va., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In this week's Patient Services, Inc. (PSI) Health Reform Update, the premium subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) survive a court challenge, but the law's preventive services fund takes another hit under the budget passed by Congress. However, the budget does restore some HIV/AIDS funding lost to the sequester. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120214/MM53649LOGO) The latest enrollment...

2014-01-22 23:23:49

UBA Evaluates the Ensuing Financial, Legal, and Competitive Implications Facing Businesses As They Prepare For Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 With every day that passes, the nation’s employers move a step closer to having to make decisions about whether or not they will “play or pay” with regard to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Although results from United Benefit Advisor’s...

2014-01-22 12:27:31

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After months of the Corbett administration's push to preserve the state Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has now agreed to give impacted and eligible families the option of keeping their CHIP coverage until year-end, according to the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. Pennsylvania is the only state to provide families the additional option of transitioning at...

2014-01-20 23:01:15

Small Businesses Facing Sticker Shock with ObamaCare Premium Rates in 2014 Park City, Utah (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published tips on reducing health insurance premiums for small businesses. According to Zane Benefits’ website, many small businesses are facing sticker shock with 2014 small group health insurance premium rates and ObamaCare. Zane Benefits offers six tips for small business owners and HR professionals to...

2014-01-17 11:29:48

National study finds that prison systems are increasingly aiding prisoners' enrollment in Medicaid, both during incarceration and in preparation of release As Medicaid eligibility expands under the Affordable Care Act, prison systems are increasingly supporting prisoners' enrollment in Medicaid as a way to help lower prison system costs and improve prisoners' access to health care upon release. These are the findings of a nationwide survey of state prison administrators that was led by...

2014-01-16 23:27:14

Consulting firm creates webinar series that demystifies Obamacare for busy executives Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Uncertainty and confusion still abounds when it comes to employers grappling with the financial implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Cynosure Risk Advisors LLC (CRA, http://www.cynosurerisk.com), a national business consulting firm specializing in risk management, insurance coverage and health care reform counseling, is...

2014-01-15 12:25:42

Free assistance available to any member of the community ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only two weeks into the New Year, the first people covered under new Affordable Care Act insurance plans have begun to come to the University of Michigan Health System's hospitals and health centers for appointments and procedures. UMHS accepts most of the plans offered to individuals and small businesses on the private Marketplace, including those bought through...

2014-01-14 23:27:57

Passages Malibu CEO issues comments on drug policy reform. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 The White House released a statement on December 19th detailing the pardons and sentence commutations that US President Barack Obama issued to twenty-one individuals in federal custody. Among those given clemency were 8 people convicted of crack cocaine related offences. Under the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, those convicted of crimes involving crack cocaine would have received far less prison...