Because of the Affordable Care Act, the 84% of Oregonians who have insurance have more choices and stronger coverage than ever before. And for the 16% of Oregonians who don’t have insurance, or Oregon families and small businesses who buy their coverage but aren’t happy with it, a new day is just around the corner.
The new Medicare Trustees report is a mix of good and bad news.
The good news is the modest improvement in Medicare’s long-term financial outlook — with the hospital insurance trust fund now expected to run out of funds in 2026, rather than 2024, as predicted last year. The program has been operating in the red since 2008. The bad news is: The financial outlook is still bleak.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer mandate provision has been delayed until 2015. This news was announced July 2, 2013 by the US Department of the Treasury on behalf of the Administration.
Starting in 2014, as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health insurance coverage for individuals and small businesses will become available through new state health insurance marketplaces.
Washington state will offer a state-based exchange called Washington Health Plan Finder (http://wahbexchange.org).
The Affordable Care Act (known as ACA or health reform) was signed into law in 2010 and impacts many areas of health care and health insurance, including medical reimbursement programs such as HRAs, HSAs and FSAs. Here’s an overview of how health reform impacts HRA, HSA and FSA programs.
Much is being written and discussed recently about self-funded health insurance programs and their increasing appeal under Health Care Reform.
As with most things, when talking about benefit plans, one size certainly does not fit all, but there are some very specific reasons why self-funding is gaining in popularity and appropriateness for employers.
There’s a lot of concern about how much it will cost to buy health insurance on the new exchanges coming online later this year. Some states are predicting double digit increases in premiums.
If you are 50-64, the health care law may benefit you in several ways. It makes it easier and more affordable to get coverage. Also, it adds important consumer protections and new insurance options.
1. In order to qualify for the tax credit: