A Basic Explanation Everybody wants a megawatt smile, but did you know that healthy teeth and gums contribute to the overall health of your whole body? Well, they do. Research
A Basic Explanation If you’re buying your own health insurance (meaning you’re not getting your coverage through an employer, or as part of any other group plan), you’re guaranteed coverage
A Basic Explanation An advanced premium tax credit — or simply premium tax credit — is designed to make it easier for you to afford health insurance. If you qualify,
Employers who sponsor self-funded group health plans (as well as fully-insured employers who want to proactively comply with non-discrimination requirements) and are moving from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) funding arrangements need to decide and define how they allocate funds for employees to use. DC funding arrangements allow an employer to completely define their maximum annual spend for health benefits prior to open enrollment.
We occasionally get questions from brokers and employers about how they should setup their defined contribution funding arrangements. In a future post we'll share some of the general guidance that brokers can share with their clients. However, in this post we'll take a more technical approach, looking first at the regulations that apply to employers moving to a full defined contribution funding arrangement.
The question over where small groups will land in the insurance exchange marketplace remains top of mind across the health insurance industry. “Most of the attention to date has been on large employers, but small and midsized employers actually stand to gain the most value by participating in exchanges,” according to Booz and Company. And, the opportunity for health insurers to tap into this market with a private exchange offering is sizeable.
A Basic Explanation For the 52 million Americans who care for a spouse, child, or parent, health insurance can help pay the medical bills and provide some day-to-day support. Though
A Basic Explanation If you qualify, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can help you afford insurance by paying part of your healthcare costs.With a cost-sharing reduction, the government will help
A Basic Explanation Coinsurance (or co-insurance) simply refers to the percentage you pay when you and your insurer split the cost of some types of healthcare services -- for example,