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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 […]

Small Business Health Insurance Costs Coming Down

Posted on: July 26th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

Health care reform has many long term goals and one of those goals is to decrease health care costs over time, especially for small businesses.  Some of these intended effects are starting to take shape as the price for small business health insurance does seem to be coming down and the trend should continue. Washington […]

Which States Have The Highest Health Care Costs?

Posted on: June 7th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

There has been a lot of focus on rising health insurance costs and how this will affect today’s consumers.  One of the main factors driving these rising premiums is the cost of health care and prices can vary greatly from state to state ultimately affecting how much you’ll pay for health insurance.  According to Keith […]

Will Your Individual Health Insurance Policy Be Cancelled?

Posted on: May 30th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

With health care reform under way, some individuals may be surprised to learn that their individual health insurance plan has been cancelled because it does not meet the specific criteria set forth in the Affordable Care Act.  This goes against President Obama’s promise that if you like your current plan you can keep it and […]

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 Rates May Go Up Drastically For Young Adults

Posted on: January 7th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

Many Americans, of all ages, are preparing for higher health insurance premiums as the Affordable Care Act is implemented in full and as health care costs consider to soar.  One age group may be in for a drastic premium increase according to a new study.  According to Stephen Feller’s article on NewsMax.com, a recent study […]

Fiscal Cliff Deal Good For Some Rural Hospitals

Posted on: January 4th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

The New Year’s Day “fiscal cliff” deal came with a lot of mixed emotions across the nation, but for some small, rural hospitals there was a sigh of relief.  As an example, Jones Memorial Hospital in rural upstate New York will be receiving an extra $450,000 this year thanks to the deal according to Phil […]

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 […]

Individual Health Plan Premiums Increased Slightly

Posted on: December 6th, 2012 by BlogAdmin No Comments

eHealthinsurance recently released their report entitled “The Costs and Benefits of Individual and Family Health Insurance Plans”. One of the elements that was analyzed in the report was the comparison of average health insurance premiums paid by customers year-over-year (2012 v. 2011) on a state level. 47 states and District of Columbia were included in […]