Archive for the ‘Medical Insurance’ Category

Why People Like Their Supplemental Coverage

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Survey Shows Nearly 10 out of 10 People Satisfied with Their Supplemental Plans One challenge people often face is deciding whether to purchase insurance coverage they hope to never have to use. Ending up in a hospital, facing a significant injury or illness, or worrying about mounting medical debt are issues no one wants to…Read More

U.S. Justice Department says Obamacare individual mandate unconstitutional

Monday, June 25th, 2018

In a brief filed in a federal court in Texas, the department said a tax law signed last year by President Donald Trump that eliminated penalties for not having health insurance rendered the so-called individual mandate under Obamacare unconstitutional. The Justice Department said that also nullifies two other major provisions of Obamacare linked to the…Read More

5 Facts that Show Why Consumers Love Telehealth

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Telehealth is a “game-changer” in health care: It has the potential to make it easier and more convenient for people to access quality care; mitigate provider shortages, especially in rural areas; and save money through less expensive virtual visits. The promise of virtual care is quickly becoming reality. The following five facts explain why: 1….Read More

Trump officials move to expand non-ObamaCare health plans

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

The Trump administration on Tuesday announced an expansion of health insurance plans that do not meet all ObamaCare requirements, in an effort to allow customers access to cheaper insurance options. The plans, called association health plans, allow small businesses and other groups to band together to buy health insurance. The move is part of a broader…Read More

ACA lawsuit could jeopardize 52 million Americans’ access to health care

Monday, June 11th, 2018

WASHINGTON — An obscure district court lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act became a potent threat to one of the law’s most popular provisions last week,when the Justice Department filed a brief arguing that as of Jan. 1, 2019, the protections for people with pre-existing conditions should be invalidated. The Justice Department argued the judge…Read More

IRS sets HSA limits for 2019

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

HSA limits slightly increased The IRS has released the new Health Savings Accounts contribution limits and maximum out-of-pocket figures for 2019. Next year, contribution limits for individuals rise to $3,500, from $3,450 in 2018. For families, limits rise to $7,000, from 2017’s $6,900. Maximum out-of-pocket figures also rose—for individuals, the max out-of-pocket is $6,750, up…Read More

How Telemedicine Is Redefining Healthcare Risk

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Telemedicine, which usually involves a doctor or other medical professional providing care to a patient via video conferencing, is rapidly gaining acceptance. The implications of this development are many, not the least of which is the pressure on risk managers to identify telemedicine-related exposures and devise a strategy for mitigating them. The following Q&A will…Read More

California rebukes Trump with health care push for immigrants

Monday, May 21st, 2018

The proposal sets up another clash between blue-state Democrats and the president. By VICTORIA COLLIVER 05/21/2018 05:01 AM EDT   California is poised to become the first state in the nation to offer full health coverage to undocumented adults even as the Trump administration intensifies its crackdown by separating families at the border. The proposal…Read More

Health Net Members get paid to protect their health

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Incentive offer from Health Net of California, Inc. and Health Net Life Insurance Company (Health Net) Health Net is paying members to invest in their health! Health Net individual and family plan (on and off exchange) and small group members in California will be invited to participate. We’ve contracted with MedXM, a Quest Diagnostics Company…Read More

3 ways to give employees more access to care

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Telemedicine, email can boost employee access to health care Employers can increase their employees’ access to health care through no-cost primary care visits using telemedicine, email sessions with specialists and having personal advocates that help people navigate the health care system, writes Adam Hodge of freshbenies. “With an email service to a variety of specialists,…Read More

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