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Employers anticipate 4th quarter insurance renewals

 
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This year’s fourth quarter is set to be the busiest in history for health insurers and brokerages. Why? Because many insurers allowed employers to do what they called an “early renewal” in 2013, moving their insurance renewal dates from the first, second or third quarters of 2014 to the fourth quarter of 2013.

Do copays count toward the out-of-pocket maximum? The deductible?

 
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What you need to know about reform and copay-based health plans 

With all the noise about healthcare reform, many have missed the fine print that indicates a big change for copay-based health plans.

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When I was a college student at Vanderbilt (way back in '04), I spent my senior year serving tables at Joe's Crab Shack on 2nd Ave for extra money.

Why are some hospitals out of your network?

 
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Understanding insurance networks 

If you’ve ever received an out-of-network hospital bill, you’ve been through the panic. The price for out-of-network hospital care can be outrageous. 

Are you smarter than a 5th grader? Your health plan says "no"

 
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How to compare an HSA-based plan to a copay-based plan

High deductibles can seem scary, can't they? It's a common mistake. You compare two health plans, don't really know how to crunch the numbers and end up selecting the plan with the lower deductible. 

Health insurance for graduate students: The Ohio State University

 
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Getting a good look at the costs

In part one of our graduate student health insurance case study, we looked at the options for a first year law student at Vanderbilt.

ACA subsidies ruling could affect employer mandate

 
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Implications for employers and individuals

Last week's decision in Halbig v. Burwell from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia created quite an uproar. How?

Why do employers move to Defined Contribution?

 
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Rising costs and new options push employers into new territory

Defined Contribution is a health insurance strategy where employers give employees a monthly amount to spend on benefits. Under this model, employers define an amount to give employees to spend on benefits. This replaces the old model of telling employees Plan A costs $X per pay period and Plan B costs $Y per pay period.

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Scope of Responsibility

The Employer Advisor calls on decision makers at small to medium sized businesses (10-500 employees), sharing Bernard Health's value proposition in effort to help employers down a path to healthcare freedom.

What impact does the Circuit Court's decision have on individuals?

 
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A closer look at the implications of the ruling on subsidies 

Today we have the privilege of hearing from George Brandes, the VP of Health Care Programs for Jackson Hewitt. The DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling has created an uproar across the United States and the tax implications of such a decision are important to consider.

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