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Employers Shift Health Care Burden to Employees
by Leila Morris

Employer-based healthcare plans are in a state of flux following this year’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Since health care costs in retirement have long been ... Continue Reading →
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CA Voters’ Support for Healthcare Law Increases

The federal health care overhaul is garnering more support from California voters than at any time since its passage in 2010, but they believe the state could still do more to limit ... Continue Reading →
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Blue Shield, Anthem Bring Healthcare Into 21st century

The California Integrated Data Exchange announced plans to develop a statewide, next-generation health information exchange (HIE). This comprehensive collection of electronic patient ... Continue Reading →
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Insurance Insider News
The Future of Employer Based Coverage
by Leila Morris

Employers are likely to continue providing health coverage as long as they get a federal tax incentive. They will also provide coverage as long as it remains a competitive advantage ... Continue Reading →
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Insurance Giants Creating Massive Database of Patient Records

Two of California’s largest health insurers are partnering to create a massive database of patient medical records. With just a few strokes of a keyboard, doctors and nurses will ... Continue Reading →
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For Many People, Covered California Is Still Open for Enrollment

After months of planning, promotion and outreach, Covered California successfully completed its first open enrollment period of the historic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—helping ... Continue Reading →
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Bundled Payment Experiment Fails
by Leila Morris

      California hospitals faced disappointing results in a recent experiment with bundled payments. Researchers at Rand evaluated a pilot program, coordinated by the ... Continue Reading →
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New Annuity Disclosure Requirements
by Leila Morris

Governor Brown signed into law AB 2347 (Gonzalez), which extends important consumer protection on annuity products that are commonly marketed to seniors. The new law requires disclosure ... Continue Reading →
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10 Million Americans Sought Help to Enroll in Obamacare

While the complexities of health insurance may have boosted sales for some brokers, many got out of the business last year figuring they won’t be able to compete with Healthcare.gov. ... Continue Reading →
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Employees Unhappy with Benefits and Employers

When asked how they like their benefits, employees gave the lowest rating in six years, according to a survey from Unum. Only 47% say their benefits are excellent or very good. Only ... Continue Reading →