Monthly Archives:   July 2017

ACA Repeal and Replace Efforts Unsuccessful

In the early hours of July 28, Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ended when the Senate fell short of the 51 votes required to pass the Health Care Freedom Act (HCFA). Click here to read more...

HSAs Offer Benefits for Older Investors

Tax-free health savings accounts would have a bigger role for Americans under the ill-fated Senate Republican proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare. But many people have them already, or are thinking of starting up, raising tricky questions about what to do once they’re also eligible for Medicare. Click Here for...

Your Workforce has the Power to Reduce Health Care Costs

Will consumers shop for more cost-effective medical care? That’s the billion-dollar question both business and health policy leaders have been asking over the past decade.Last year, the Health Care Cost Institute found that 47 percent of the $524.2 billion spent on health care by individuals with employer-sponsored insurance was shoppable. That’s $246 Billion...

The State of Health Care Reform in the Senate

Politics never stops, and neither do we. As we were preparing for publication, the state of health care continued to be a fluid issue. Developments are released almost hourly. Most recently, late in the afternoon on July 25, 2017, the Senate, by a vote of 51-50 (with Vice President Pence...

COBRA Service

COBRA, or the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, is a federal law that requires employers to provide a continuation of the group coverage for former employees, the employee’s spouse or dependents who lost coverage. Now you may be asking how this impacts your business. Being a federal law, every business...