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2014-03-17 08:29:11

41% say cost is the biggest factor, but 70% don't know about subsidies NEW YORK, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One-third of uninsured Americans plan to remain uninsured despite the Affordable Care Act's requirement that they obtain health insurance or pay a fine, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE) report. The most common explanation (given by 41% of respondents who plan to stay uninsured) is that health insurance is too expensive. However, a whopping 70% of uninsured Americans do...

2014-03-17 08:28:22

Accelerated death benefit payout riders rise in popularity and are surprisingly affordable, often free of charge. DARIEN, Ill., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to better respond to rising consumer interest in life insurance policies that offer early payouts, Lifequotes.com has today announced a series of next-generation enhancements at its popular life insurance exchange, www.lifequotes.com. Effective immediately, instant quotes and one-click access to consumer brochures...

2014-03-16 23:01:13

Final Rule on ACA Allows Employers to Pay Reinsurance Fee in Two Installments Park City, UT (PRWEB) March 16, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published new information on the final rule on ACA reinsurance fee amounts and payment schedule. According to Zane Benefits’ website, on March 5, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Final Rule on the reinsurance fee imposed under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Zane Benefits’ website...

2014-03-14 23:03:33

A Quick Guide to Calculations for 2015 Park City, UT (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published a guide to calculating employer shared responsibility fees in 2015. According to Zane Benefits’ website, The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires certain employers to either offer employees health insurance, or be subject to a penalty. This is called the "Employer Mandate" or "Employer Shared Responsibility" fees. Zane...

2014-03-13 23:23:29

Account-based health plans are on the rise. Park City, UT (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published information on Account-based health plans (ABHP). According to Zane Benefits’ website, account-based health plans (ABHP) are gaining momentum, especially in light of health reform. Due to rising health insurance costs, the majority of U.S. businesses are increasing the employees' share of health care. This "cost-shifting"...

2014-03-13 23:04:56

As the deadline approaches for the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) open enrollment period for health insurance coverage, Susquehanna Community Health and Dental Center’s (SCH&DC) Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator JanAnn Todd diligently works to help individuals and families navigate the health insurance selection process. A certified Marketplace navigator and applications counselor, Todd educates consumers through this phase of healthcare reform and walks qualifying...

2014-03-13 23:03:55

New service helps hospitals, medical practices and dental offices better manage their account receivables. Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 M&T Bank has introduced the M&T Merchant HealthCare Payment Manager℠, which helps hospitals, medical practices and dental offices better manage their account receivables. The new service screens information regarding benefits eligibility from more than 400 third-party payers, including health insurance companies and...

2014-03-13 23:02:30

Transaction Brings Value-Driven Healthcare to a Nationwide Client Base Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 HealthSmart Holdings, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Preferred Health Plan, Inc. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Preferred Health Plan (PHP) offers flexible, affordable health plans customized to the individual needs of employers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. As a third party administrator, PHP assists in...

2014-03-13 12:29:21

Majorities say issue is low priority, see serious risks in proposal NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A legislative proposal to allow doctors to prescribe fatal prescriptions to people with a terminal illness is not seen as a good option by a strong majority of Connecticut residents. Seven in ten residents (70 percent) see the issue as a low priority or not an issue to be addressed by the governor and state legislature, and majorities also harbor deep...

2014-03-13 12:24:06

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Between 2008 and 2012, the number of children under age 19 without health insurance declined in 1,171 counties and rose in 17, with 1,950 not having a statistically significant change, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of working-age adults without health insurance rose in 494 counties, declined in 269 counties and did not have a statistically significant change in 2,375 counties....