Archive for the ‘employer sponsored health plan’ Category

Home Depot Sending Part-Time Workers to Health Insurance Exchanges

Posted on: September 20th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

More and more companies are taking their part-time employers off of their health insurance plans and advising them to shop for health insurance in the marketplace.  The health insurance exchanges aim to make shopping for competitive health insurance simple and streamlined but will it be affordable?  Home Depot is one of the recent employers pushing […]

Low-Cost Options Through Health Care Reform: Studies Confirm

Posted on: September 6th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

Two separate studies have recently been released confirming what President Obama’s administration has been saying all along.  Health care reform will bring about more low-cost options for price conscious consumers.  The two private, independent studies from Kaiser Family Foundation and Avalere Health support the claim that health care reform will enable health insurers to offer […]

Health Insurance Premiums Up Four Percent

Posted on: August 20th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

The Kaiser Family Foundation has recently released a new survey showing that employer sponsored health insurance premiums are up about 4% from last year, averaging $16,352 a year for a family.  This is a relatively modest increase for two years in a row and this could mean that the intense health care inflation could be […]

Health Care Reform May Not Cover Weight Loss Surgery

Posted on: May 27th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

As weight loss surgery becomes more popular, more and more health insurance companies are covering procedures such as lap-band and bariatric surgery to help obese people lose weight.  Many insurers have found that the price of the procedure is cost effective since many of these individuals find themselves healthier after they lose weight and use […]

Understanding the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

Posted on: May 14th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

Small business owners need to fully understand how the health care tax credit will affect them this coming year.  For small employers who have less than 25 employees, pay an average wage of less than $50,000 and pay at least half of employee health insurance premiums, a tax credit may be waiting.  A new version […]

Health Insurance Marketplace Checklist

Posted on: May 8th, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

The Federal and State health insurance marketplaces that will begin enrolling individuals & families in health insurance plans beginning October of this year promise to provide more options than ever before.  However, it will likely not be an easy process if you are not prepared. There are a handful of things you should research or […]

Will Health Care Reform Mean Less Jobs In 2013?

Posted on: December 31st, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Human resource experts have been analyzing the effects that health care reform will have on the hiring process and many believe there will actually be less jobs available and less full-time positions being offered to employees.  A controversial part of the Affordable Care Act requires companies with over 50 employees to offer a health insurance […]

Domino’s Pizza Sues Government Over Health Care Law

Posted on: December 27th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

There are many aspects of the Affordable Care Act up for debate, but one of the hottest topics out there is the fact that health law requires insurers to offer contraception coverage in their policies or they risk being fined.  The founder of Domino’s Pizza is suing the federal government over this specific mandate and […]

Discouraging Health Insurance Data From Recent Report

Posted on: December 26th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

A recent Commonwealth Fund report from this week compares health insurance costs from 2003 to 2011 and the results are concerning since it recognizes a trend that could cause costs to soar out of control if something isn’t done sooner than later.  The Affordable Care Act has been put in place to help slow down […]

Health Insurance Exchanges May Bring Down Costs

Posted on: December 10th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

The Affordable Care Act has met a lot of opposition, especially as states choose whether or not they are setting up their own state-run exchange.  The mandate says that all states and territories should establish their own health insurance exchange before January 1, 2014 or they will default to a federally run exchange program.  It’s […]