From Health Plan Week - Trying to keep pace with the flow of information from federal agencies charged with implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is like “drinking water from a fire hose,” Ray Ramthun, president of Maryland-based HSA Consulting Services and a former senior health policy advisor to President George W. Bush, tells HPW. Read more
From Health Plan Week - A new report by the American Academy of Actuaries issued in May explores the underlying reasons average premium rates in the individual market will change in 2014 when public exchanges open and new Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements kick in, like the 3:1 age-rating band, guaranteed issue and greater plan generosity under essential health benefit (EHB) mandates. Read more
From Health Plan Week - Professional employer organizations (PEOs) are nothing new, having been around for 30 years or so, but industry operators report growing interest of late from small and medium-size businesses concerned about their ability to meet requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Read more
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