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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 >>
Wednesday, March 1, 2023You can work with a Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)-registered agent or broker to enroll in SHOP insurance. SHOP-registered agents and brokers can provide help with SHOP insurance — from comparing plans to helping you enroll. Specifically, they can help you: READ MORE >>
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 The insurance industry and Republicans are using the debt ceiling fight and President Biden’s vows not to cut Medicare to fend off changes to private Medicare Advantage plans, which are popular among the public but have faced criticism about their costs to the government. READ MORE >>
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Monday, October 17, 2022On October 11, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service released a final rule that changes the way health insurance affordability is determined for members of an employee’s family, beginning with Plan Year (PY) 2023 coverage. READ MORE >>
Wednesday, September 1, 2021SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) — Small businesses and people who buy their own health insurance can now see the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation’s final rate decisions for 2022 health insurance plans. The division says it reviews and approves rates through a detailed and transparent process before they can be charged to policyholders. READ MORE >>
Thursday, August 19, 2021The Senate is getting into the nitty-gritty of what exactly will be included in a massive $3.5 trillion infrastructure package that seeks to make major reforms to Medicare. And that means healthcare industry groups are watching very closely. Democrats have called for the $3. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, May 11, 2021Today, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra issued the following statement on the Special Enrollment Period: “More than one million Americans have signed up for coverage on HealthCare.gov during the Special Enrollment Period the Biden-Harris Administration opened. READ MORE >>