June 25, 2019

On Monday, June 24, 2019, President Donald Trump signed an executive order designed to increase pricing and quality transparency in health care. The president’s executive order is the latest move that the Trump administration has taken to address rising health care cos...

March 1, 2018

If you answered "yes" to both questions in the title, you're in luck! I just earned my first $25 gift card by participating in Humana's Go365 Wellness Program, and you can too. 

Humana Go365 is a wellness program designed to help you discover your path to wellness...

March 1, 2018

Wouldn't it be nice to see a doctor from anywhere you are, 24/7, this Cold & Flu season?

Humana has partnered with Doctor on Demand to provide covered visits to its members. 

With Doctor On Demand, you will see a board-certified doctor in minutes, with video access from...

March 1, 2018

BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia is currently working hard to reach a new “in-network care provider” agreement with Piedmont before their contract expires on April 1, 2018.

There’s no change yet

If BlueCross is not able to agree on a new contract, Piedmont (with the...

February 22, 2018

The Departments of Health & Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury have issued a proposed rule that would change the maximum duration of short-term, limited-duration health insurance coverage. 

The proposed change would extend the length of time you could have a shor...

January 24, 2018

Tax season is upon us. Many consumers are unaware that their Marketplace (Healthcare.gov) applications affect their taxes. If there are mistakes on their application, this may lead to inaccuracies in their Health Insurance Marketplace Statement (Form 1095-A).

The Form 1...

December 20, 2017

On Dec. 20, 2017, the tax reform bill, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill is now expected to be signed into law by President Trump by the end of the day.

This tax reform bill, drafted based on a...

November 16, 2017

It's about to get real, folks.

ACA penalties are on the way. And employers must prepare to respond. 

In the next 45 days, the IRS will send fine notices to employers who have failed to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Guidance released by the IRS explains that...

November 16, 2017

On November 2, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) quietly updated its Questions and Answers page pertaining to the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Significantly, the IRS added a section titled, “Making an Employer Share...

October 30, 2017

        

Each year, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) conduct a survey to examine employer-sponsored health benefit trends. This document summarizes the main points of the 2017 survey and suggests how the...

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