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Congress, Administration Serious About Tackling Health Care Costs

Congress, Administration Serious About Tackling Health Care Costs

As more people struggle with their medical bills, Congress has been introducing a raft of new legislation aimed at cutting costs and making pricing more transparent. The multi-pronged, bipartisan effort targets the lack of transparency in pricing particularly for...

Insurers Will Pay Record Amount of Rebates to Small Group Plans

Insurers Will Pay Record Amount of Rebates to Small Group Plans

While most businesses rarely get rebate checks from their group health insurer, this year may be different as insurance companies are expected to pay back record excess premiums, as required by the Affordable Care Act. The landmark insurance law requires that insurers...

DOJ Files Brief Asking Court to Throw Out ACA

DOJ Files Brief Asking Court to Throw Out ACA

The stakes for the future of the Affordable Care Act just got higher after the U.S. Department of Justice filed a brief with a federal appeals court to strike down every facet of the landmark legislation. The DOJ’s filing in the case states that the law is...

Judge Shoots Down Association Plans

Judge Shoots Down Association Plans

A federal judge has rejected the Trump administration’s rules for association plans, saying they are an attempt to allow employers to skirt their obligations under the Affordable Care Act. The rules that the Department of Labor finalized last year allow employers to...

Proposed Rules Would Affect Prescription Drug Plans

Proposed Rules Would Affect Prescription Drug Plans

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has floated proposed regulations that would affect drug benefits for group plans and association plans and attempt to reduce drug expenses for health plan enrollees and drug plans. While the rules seem to be focused on...

Regulators Take Steps to Help Grandfathered Plans

Regulators Take Steps to Help Grandfathered Plans

Regulators are in the early stages of creating rules that make it easier for health plans that were grandfathered in before the Affordable Care Act took effect to continue providing coverage. The number of workers enrolled in plans that were in effect before the ACA...

DOJ Tells Court to Nullify ACA; What’s Next?

DOJ Tells Court to Nullify ACA; What’s Next?

After a period of relative stability, the future of the Affordable Care Act has once again been thrown into uncertainty. In a surprise move, the Department of Justice announced that it would not further pursue an appeal of a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Reed...

Vision Benefits Help Workers, Who in Turn Help You

Vision Benefits Help Workers, Who in Turn Help You

EVERY EMPLOYER benefits from a healthy workforce. But many employers do not know that an affordable way to achieve this is with voluntary vision benefits which are a win-win for both businesses and their employees. Recent research shows that employers see average...