Health Reform News

A window of opportunity with 403(b)s

New regulations plus a rise in popularity create an opening for advisers in this space....
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Experts caution due diligence in private exchange selection to avoid conflicts of interest

As employers begin to look at private exchanges as a means to provide health care benefits to their active employee population questions are being rai...
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6 investment menu best practices for 401(k) and 403(b) plans

How does your investment fund line-up compare to the market? Do you have too many investment options or too few? Regular blogger Robert C. Lawton outl...
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Employers thirsty for voluntary dental info

Advisers say employers are increasingly purchasing voluntary dental plans as an effort to cut costs, meet new ACA requirements and retain employees....
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Why sleep is crucial to any wellness plan

It’s no surprise Americans are tired. That’s why benefit advisers working with employers to build a wellness program should not ignore sleep...
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The Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Medicaid Eligibility, Enrollment, and Benefits for People ...

Medicaid is an important source of health insurance coverage for people with disabilities. This issue brief explains how Medicaid eligibility and ben...
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Those Long Lines To Enroll In The ACA

In this Policy Insight, Kaiser Family Foundation President and CEO Drew Altman discusses the need for community based outreach to enroll the long term...
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The Uninsured at the Starting Line in Missouri: Missouri findings from the 2013 Kaiser Survey ...

Based on a baseline survey of low-income Americans and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this report, The Uninsured at the Starting Line in Missouri, pro...
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How Will the Uninsured Fare Under the Affordable Care Act?

This report explains how the ACA expands coverage nationally, including a breakdown of how many uninsured people are eligible for Medicaid, how many a...
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State Fiscal Conditions and Medicaid: 2014 Update

This issue brief provides an overview of Medicaid financing, Medicaid’s role in state budgets, the relationship between Medicaid and the economy and...
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Medicaid Expansion Through Premium Assistance: Arkansas, Iowa, and Pennsylvania’s Proposals ...

Arkansas, Iowa, and Pennsylvania have proposed implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) Medicaid expansion by using Medicaid funds as premiu...
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State Demonstration Proposals to Integrate Care and Align Financing and/or Administration for ...

This map shows the current status of the state demonstration proposals to integrate care and align financing for beneficiaries eligible for both Medic...
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The Coverage Gap: Uninsured Poor Adults in States that Do Not Expand Medicaid

The expansion of Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) fills in historical gaps in coverage for adults and is a key piece of the co...
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A Tale of Two Siblings, the ACA, and the Supreme Court

In a column published on The Huffington Post, Kaiser Family Foundation President and CEO Drew Altman shows how the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to ...
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How Will the Uninsured in New Hampshire Fare Under the Affordable Care Act?

This state report explains how the ACA expands coverage in New Hampshire, including a breakdown of how many uninsured people are eligible for Medicaid...
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Kaiser Health Policy News Index: March 2014

The Kaiser Health Policy News Index is designed to help journalists and policymakers understand which health policy-related news stories Americans are...
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How Much Financial Assistance Are People Receiving Under the Affordable Care Act?

This analysis examines the amount of financial assistance that people have qualified for through premium tax credits in the new health insurance marke...
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Children’s Health Coverage: Medicaid, CHIP and the ACA

This brief provides an overview of children’s coverage leading up to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a review of changes for ch...
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JAMA Forum: Judgment Day for the Affordable Care Act?

Larry Levitt's March 2014 post on why there is no single judgment day for the Affordable Care Act is now available at The JAMA Forum....
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