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2014-03-24 12:29:43

Most Have One Week to Purchase Coverage for 2014 AUSTIN, Texas, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American consumers have only one week remaining in the current calendar year to enroll for and purchase health insurance before the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) March 31, 2014, deadline for enrollment. Failure to purchase by the deadline may result in a tax penalty as well as potentially devastating medical costs due to the lack of coverage for the remainder of the year. As the deadline...

2014-03-21 23:22:05

Overall Limit on Out-Of-Pocket Costs, Co-Payments, and Co-Insurance Park City, UT (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published new information on the ACA Cost-Sharing Rules for 2015. According to Zane Benefits’ website, as of 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) places an overall limit on consumers' annual out-of-pocket costs for deductibles, co-payments, and co-insurance. This is sometimes referred to as the annual limit on...

2014-03-19 23:01:54

Experts from across the country will discuss various topics regarding the ACA on April 4, 2014, at the daylong 12th Annual Employee Benefits Symposium at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 There is no shortage of questions when it comes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), among them, is it a good tax policy, and what is the political implication for states that decline? Experts from across the country will discuss various topics regarding the ACA on April 4,...

2014-03-17 20:22:30

Nearly Identical bill, AB 975, Was Soundly Defeated 28-38 by Assembly in 2013 SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Hospital Association (CHA) today announced its opposition to AB 503 (Wieckowski/Bonta). The bill is nearly identical to 2013's AB 975, which was debated and soundly defeated in the Assembly last year. It is an unreasonable and costly attempt to redefine charity care for all hospitals, and community benefit standards of nonprofit...

2014-03-17 12:27:44

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Insurance Commissioner Michael Consedine provided the following statement regarding the recent federal announcement on health policy extensions. "The recent federal announcement concerning a multi-year extension of policies that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is another example of how the Obama Administration has changed the rules for implementing the law that it sought to have enacted. "We have concerns...

2014-03-14 23:24:42

As the ACA open enrollment deadline approaches, The Center for Health Affairs applauds the many organizations that are working to enroll and educate those eligible for insurance. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 With the recent passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health insurance is now required by law. Many Americans who are currently uninsured or underinsured can shop for health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, but ACA open enrollment ends on March 31. As...

2014-03-12 23:24:40

Amid the outcry over cancelled health plans that don't meet minimum standards under the Affordable Care Act, here's a twist: A study in The American Journal of Managed Care finds that California and Massachusetts fall short in demanding that health plan drug benefits follow the law. Plainsboro, NJ (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Think those old “grandfathered” health care plans are the only ones that don’t meet the minimum standard for “essential health benefits” under the...

2014-03-12 08:31:28

Subsidy Gap Found in Study of 8 Cities Likely Affecting Young Adult Enrollment SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --HealthPocket examined health plan premium subsidies for 18 to 34 year-olds in eight major cities across the country and found this age group could not obtain subsidies for health plans within the complete income range specified by the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act subsidies are designed to lower premiums for people with incomes...

2014-03-11 08:25:53

NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On the U.S. IVD Industry The "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (H.R. 3590) is complex legislation that affects virtually every aspect of health care, and many of its provisions are beginning to take effect now. IVD manufacturers who have different needs and strategies are now considering the legislation and whether it will help or...

2014-03-10 23:01:18

Affordable Care Act Limits Health Plan Waiting Periods to 90 Days Park City, Utah (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published new information on the ACA 90-Day Waiting Period rule. According to Zane Benefits’ website, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that coverage under a group health plan be made available to “otherwise eligible” employees and their dependents no later than 90 calendar days from an employee’s eligibility...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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