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The Beacon – August 10, 2023

The Beacon – August 10, 2023

MZQ Beacon Alert -August 10, 2023 In this Edition: "With the ongoing issue of Medicaid redetermination taking place across the nation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Treasury, and the Department of Labor (collectively, the Agencies) are...

Handling Health Insurance for Remote Workers

Handling Health Insurance for Remote Workers

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, more employers are allowing their staff to work remotely on a permanent basis, often allowing them to never have to set foot in the office again. This newfound freedom for American workers has allowed many of them to leave the cities they...

The Risk Report – August 2023

The Risk Report – August 2023

Download Volume 5, Issue 8 of The Risk Report In this Edition: New Mental Health Parity Rule Would Expand Care SCOTUS Sets New Bar for Declining Requests Changes May be Coming to PBMs Affecting Plan Costs Handling Health Insurance for Remote Workers Download the...

The Beacon – August 2, 2023

The Beacon – August 2, 2023

MZQ Beacon Alert -August 2, 2023 In this Edition: "On Tuesday, July 25th, the federal Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury ("the Departments") introduced a much-anticipated update to current regulations dealing with the Mental Health Parity...

New Mental Health Parity Rules Would Expand Care

New Mental Health Parity Rules Would Expand Care

With mental health in the forefront as patients demand greater access to psychologists and psychiatrists, the Biden administration in July 2023 proposed new regulations aimed at requiring health insurers to expand their mental health coverage. The proposal aims to...

The Beacon – July 24, 2023

The Beacon – July 24, 2023

MZQ Beacon Alert - July 24, 2023 In this Edition: "The federal Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury recently issued a proposed regulation that would significantly change how many employer-sponsored hospital indemnity, specified disease and...

Budgeting and Prepping for Open Enrollment

Budgeting and Prepping for Open Enrollment

If you are running a business, you need to get an early start on preparations for your small group health plan open enrollment, particularly now as so much confusion abounds about the state of health insurance in the country. With recent new regulations, options have...

Accessing Healthcare Quality and Cost Transparency

Accessing Healthcare Quality and Cost Transparency

Sage Transparency makes hospital quality information easily and freely accessible. Many of us know the stress that comes from surprise sky-high costs after receiving healthcare services. It can feel impossible to know how much providers will charge for outpatient,...

How to Compare Hospital Prices with Sage Transparency

Thanks to Sage Transparency, healthcare consumers and employers can compare hospital prices like never before. Pricing information is readily and easily available for an endless amount of products and services… but that’s not necessarily the case for healthcare. At...