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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 […]

Lifestyle Blue For Small Businesses From BCBSRI

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) has recently introduced Lifestyle Blue which is the newest medical plan aimed at small businesses.  This is the first of its kind for the state of Rhode Island and there is great anticipation for success.  The plan is for employers with fifty or less employees and are […]

Businesses Choosing Private Health Insurance Over Government Option

Posted on: December 30th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

The government option for health insurance has its pros and cons, but businesses are noticing that private health insurance could be the better choice.  The article by Jamie L. Brockway, “Business Owners See Value of Private Health Plans Over Government Option” on ifawebnews.com talks about what challenges business owners face as they make this decision. […]

Prism EPO by Empire Being Withdrawn

Posted on: December 8th, 2011 by BlogAdmin No Comments

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield is withdrawing their most popular plan for small groups (Prism EPO) as well as other plans effective April 1 2012. The decision came following intense negotiations between Empire Blue Cross and state regulators which resulted in EMpire not being able to set their rates based on their own actuarial analysis […]

Florida Health Choices Program

Posted on: December 7th, 2011 by BlogAdmin No Comments

The Florida Health Choices Program was first conceived in 2008, and Florida legislators are finally hoping that the health plan for small businesses in Florida launches in July of next year (2012). The program essentially sets up an “exchange like” marketplace where employers and consumers would have a single point of access to compare health […]

Blue KC Exchange

Posted on: November 28th, 2011 by BlogAdmin No Comments

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City has launched the the areas first private health insurance exchange for small businesses and individuals. The private health insurance exchange is called Blue KC.  It is available for employers and employees of small business as well as individuals who currently have Direct Pay health plans. Through Blue KC, […]

Blue Solutions by Independence Blue Cross

Posted on: September 16th, 2011 by BlogAdmin No Comments

Independence Blue Cross announced Thursday the introduction of a new suite of small business health plans called Blue Solutions. Blue Solutions health plans offer HMO, PPO, and direct POS options. According to Blue Cross representatives, The Blue Solutions HMO is the first HMO for small businesses in the Philadelphia health insurance marketplace to be medically […]

Health Care Reform Helps Small Businesses

Posted on: January 11th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

UPDATE 12/28/2012 – The Affordable Care Act is requiring businesses with 50 or more full-time workers to provide health insurance for their staff.  While this doesn’t apply to smaller companies, small businesses with 50-70 employees may see this requirement as a challenge.  Some employers are looking to cut their staff to fall under the 50 […]

Employer Sponsored Health Insurance Down

Posted on: November 21st, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

The amount of employees using health insurance plans from their employees is down, especially in New York.  According to a new report by the New York State Health Foundation, New York workers are using their employer’s health insurance coverage at a lower rate than across the nation and much lower than they were ten years […]

Finding Health Insurance for Small Businesses

Posted on: October 9th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

Finding health insurance for small business can be a daunting task, and there is a lot of information out there for business owners to sift through.  Good news though for Blue Cross members.  Independence Blue Cross has unveiled some new health care options for small businesses.  The launch includes 25 new plans and is being […]