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Tuesday, May 16, 2023At the tail end of April, Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a debt ceiling bill that includes a stipulation for states to implement work requirements for certain Medicaid enrollees. A new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation determined that if the work requirement... READ MORE >>
Tuesday, May 16, 2023The agency warns people about the booby traps of Medicare Advantage plans, too What do fraudsters love more than anything else? One single source they can tap into and outwit millions and millions of people. There are big tech companies, mobile phone companies, banks, and credit card companies, but who else has millions? READ MORE >>
Tuesday, May 16, 2023The need for more impactful benefit communication and education is substantial and readily acknowledged by employees. Here are five ways employees and their benefits advisors can increase employee understanding and adoption of benefits. By David MacLean | May 10, 2023 at 07:27 AM READ MORE >>
Tuesday, May 16, 2023Over a year of rapid wage growth has U.S. companies turning to enhanced benefits to attract and retain workers. Mentions of employee benefits in job postings on ZipRecruiter soared to the highest rates on record, according to an analysis by the jobs site. READ MORE >>
Monday, April 24, 2023 What You Need to Know SNPs are specialized Medicare Advantage plans. They serve people with designated financial, health or living situations. About 4.6 million of the 30 million Medicare Advantage enrollees have SNP coverage. When it comes to individual health, there is no one-size-fits-all. READ MORE >>
Monday, April 24, 2023CMS Approves of State of Washington Medicaid Section 1115 Demonstration April 14: CMS approved an amendment to the State of Washington's Medicaid section 1115(a) demonstration, titled “Medicaid Transformation Project. READ MORE >>
Monday, April 24, 2023Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing an at-a-glance summary of news from around the agency: CMS Administrator Brooks-LaSure Covers Medicare Basics in Part Two of Guest Blog READ MORE >>
Tuesday, April 11, 2023The federal COVID-19 pandemic protections that have largely prohibited states from dropping anyone from Medicaid since 2020 helped millions of low-income Americans retain health insurance coverage—even if they no longer qualified—and brought the U.S. uninsured rate to a record low. READ MORE >>
Wednesday, March 15, 2023Public Health Emergency
The Federal Government recently announced that the COVID Public Health Emergency and the COVID National Emergency will end on May 11, 2023.
The end of the COVID Public Health Emergency (PHE) means that all required Health Plan mandates related to COVID will a... READ MORE >>
Wednesday, March 8, 2023Employer Coverage Affordability In 2023, a job-based health plan is considered "affordable" if your share of the monthly premium in the lowest-cost plan offered by the employer is less than 9.12% of your household income. The lowest-cost plan must also meet the minimum value standard. READ MORE >>