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California Has at Least 300K Health Policies Terminated

California Has at Least 300K Health Policies Terminated

President Barack Obama may have made a tactical error when he promised Americans that if they have health coverage they’re happy with, they don’t need to worry about losing it due to health reform. Instead, there are exceptions, some of which came to light recently when California individual policyholders were informed their plans are not [...]

Progress Reports From Online Insurance Marketplaces Across The Country

Progress Reports From Online Insurance Marketplaces Across The Country

In Texas, brokers, physicians and insurers express exasperation with the bug-ridden federal exchange website, while media reports from Maryland, Minnesota and Oregon document the challenges faced by those state-based exchanges. In California, community groups mobilize to educate people about their new insurance options. A recent report at Kaiser [...]

Brokers Are Failing to Meet Employers’ Expectations

Brokers Are Failing to Meet Employers’ Expectations

 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS • Brokers Fail to Meet Employers’ Expectations • Employees Like Wellness Incentives IN CALIFORNIA • More Networks Exclude Pricey Hospitals • DMHC Says Covered California’s Rates Are Reasonable • Healthcare Costs Expected to Rise in California • Briefing on the Affordable Care Act HEALTHCARE • Urban [...]

The Employer Mandate Gets a One-Year Delay

The Employer Mandate Gets a One-Year Delay

HEALTHCARE • The Employer Mandate Gets a One-Year Delay • Employees of Religious Organizations Will Get Contraception Coverage • Medicare Advantage Enrollment Continues to Grow • Health Plans Must Improve Satisfaction Among Employers • Docs Silent on Health Reform IN CALIFORNIA • Second Major Carrier Exits the Individual Health [...]

How the Adult Mandate Affects Healthcare Spending

How the Adult Mandate Affects Healthcare Spending

HEALTHCARE • How the Adult Mandate Affects Healthcare Spending • Trends in Health Coverage • Will the ACA Increase Underinsuance? • Workers Expect Employers to Educate Them on Health Reform • Republicans Withdraw bill on High Risk Pool • How Pharmacy Benefits May Evolve DISABILITY & ABSENCE MANAGEMENT • Employers Miss the [...]

How Amnesty For the Undocumented Would Impact Health Care

How Amnesty For the Undocumented Would Impact Health Care

A road to citizenship for people who entered the country illegally seems more assured by the day, but what is less clear is how the healthcare landscape of California, and the nation, would also change. Would California’s estimated 2.5 million undocumented immigrants become eligible for health benefits? How would an already burdened health [...]