Jun 22, 2017

Senate Health Care Bill Introduced Today

The American Health Care Act

The Senate health care bill, titled as the “Better Care Reconciliation Act” was introduced today. The discussion draft of the bill ( a mere 142 pages) is the Senate version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the House. Included in the draft is an additional $50 billion over four years to stabilize insurance exchanges. It also includes $15 billion a year in market-stabilizing funds over the next two years and $10 billion a year in 2020 and 2021. Under this bill, cost-sharing subsidy payments will remain available. $62 billion has also been allocated over eight years for… Read more

Oct 29, 2013

Opening of the Health Insurance Marketplace Focuses Employees on Health Care

By Laura Miller Andrew The opening of the health insurance marketplace on October 1, 2013, has helped employees focus on their own health care coverage.   Health care coverage has moved front and center, with the press publicizing the new marketplace exchanges, and politicians debating health care reform funding.  As employers enter the “open enrollment” process for their group health plans, employees are much more engaged in learning about their health care plans and the costs associated with that coverage. The health coverage provided through employer sponsored plans is often superior to the health coverage options offered on the exchange. However, employees may pay more for… Read more