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2013-01-22 23:02:40

Learn the specifics of the three risk-mitigation programs in the health reform law and steps to take now to prepare for these programs that start in 2014, in the latest webinar from Atlantic Information Services. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 22, 2013 When HHS finally issued details late last year on how the three risk-mitigation programs in the health reform law would work, the proposed rule answered a lot of questions. Despite the issuance of detailed proposed regulations, however,...

2011-07-21 16:25:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-seven percent of responding Lockton Benefit Group clients found the increase in employee wellness incentives to be the most beneficial element of the health reform law. Lockton asked the question in a recent survey. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090415/CG99351LOGO) In 2014, employers will be able to offer an incentive of up to 30 percent of an employee's total healthcare premium, if the employee is doing everything...

2011-06-06 19:45:45

Most don't think law is main reason for rising health care costs A new poll by the Harvard School of Public Health and The Boston Globe finds 63% of Massachusetts residents support the health care reform legislation enacted in 2006, 21% oppose it while 6% are not sure and 9% have not heard or read about the law. The percentage of residents supporting the law has increased since a 2009 poll (53%).[1] Support for the law varied by party affiliation, with 77% of Democrats, 60% of Independents,...

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2011-05-11 07:30:35

Women's Health Care Report finds 27 million uninsured women in 2010; millions unable to afford needed health care; experiencing more medical debt and bill problems; and behind on preventive care The new health reform law will expand health insurance coverage to nearly all uninsured women and will make health care more affordable for millions of women through premium subsidies beginning in 2014 and new rules, some already in place, that will protect women from high costs, according to a...

2011-03-28 23:01:00

Study Estimates Three in Four People Ages 65 and 66 Would Pay $2,400 More On Average For Health Care in 2014 Than They Would If They Remained in Medicare MENLO PARK, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Raising Medicare's eligibility age from 65 to 67 in 2014 would generate an estimated $7.6 billion in net savings to the federal government, but also result in an estimated net increase of $5.6 billion in out-of-pocket costs for 65- and 66-year-olds, and $4.5 billion in...

2011-03-25 10:47:00

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today exposed documents obtained from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) showing that insurance salespeople are paid as much as 20% of a consumer's health insurance premiums. A second document is a draft letter from the NAIC asking the White House to delay key consumer protections in the health reform law in order to protect those sales commissions on behalf of the lobby for insurance brokers....

2011-03-10 16:44:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mike Brewer, President of Lockton Benefit Group, urged a U.S. House Committee today to help employers reduce the costs and administrative burdens of the health reform law passed last year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090415/CG99351LOGO) "Our clients find that the health reform law makes what is already a costly and administratively burdensome endeavor--the sponsorship of a simple group health insurance plan--even more...


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