Health Reform News

The current fee-for-service system hinders value-based plan design

Commentary: Blogger Cyndy Nayer discusses how to ensure the efficacy of true patient-centered care and what’s needed for value-based decisions to...
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Employers continue to shift health care cost burden to employees

With health care costs continuing to rise, it’s no surprise to benefit advisers that their employer clients continue to seek benefit solutions th...
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Are you an influential woman in benefit advising?

Please nominate an outstanding female colleague — or yourself — for EBA’s Influential Women in Benefit Advising honor roll, new this ye...
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Post-Hobby Lobby: DOL requires employee notification of dropped contraceptive coverage

The DOL says employers reacting to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling by canceling contraceptive coverage will be required to notify their em...
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Targeting niches: How one adviser’s focus on specific markets pays off

Founded by his father on the principle of specialty servicing in 1956, Mike Lewer’s business model is set to distinguish his brokerage team with ...
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Cafeteria plans: Still going strong after all these years

Commentary: Blogger Jerry Kalish discusses the ins and outs of cafeteria plans, which may be seeing a rise in interest due to the ACA....
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How Obamacare’s Progress Makes Expanding Coverage Harder

In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman examines why the job of enrolling the uninsured gets harder, not easi...
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Financial Alignment Demonstrations for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries: A Look at CMS’s ...

This issue brief describes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ plan to evaluate the financial alignment demonstrations, for beneficiarie...
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Web Briefing: What Worked, What’s Next? Strategies in Four States Leading ACA Enrollment Efforts

On Monday, July 28 from 1 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT, the Kaiser Family Foundation will hold an interactive web briefing to examine the experiences and les...
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July 28 Web Briefing: What Worked, What’s Next? Strategies in Four States Leading ACA ...

On Monday, July 28 from 1 p.m. EDT to 2:00 p.m. EDT, the Kaiser Family Foundation will hold an interactive web briefing to examine the experiences and...
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What Worked and What’s Next? Strategies in Four States Leading ACA Enrollment Efforts

This brief highlights the experiences of four states—Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, and Washington—that established a State-based Marketplace (S...
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What’s Trending in Health Care? Conservative Ideas

What’s Trending in Health Care? Conservative Ideas In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman cuts through the pol...
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What’s Trending in Health Care? Conservative Ideas

In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman cuts through the political debate and reviews how some ideas conservative...
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National Survey Finds 10.6 Million People Helped By Navigators and Assisters During the ...

An estimated 10.6 million people nationally received personal help from navigators and assisters during the Affordable Care Act's first open enrollmen...
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Survey of Health Insurance Marketplace Assister Programs

This survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation of Navigators and other Marketplace consumer assistance programs under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)...
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The Uninsured Population in Texas: Understanding Coverage Needs and the Potential Impact of the ...

This report profiles the uninsured in Texas, their access to care and coverage, and how the ACA could impact them. It compares the circumstances that...
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JAMA Forum: How Well is the Affordable Care Act Working?

Larry Levitt's July 2014 post at the JAMA Forum assesses early indications of how well the Affordable Care Act is working....
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Why the Political Heat on the ACA Is Cooling

In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman explores some early indicators that the political waters may be calming f...
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Health Tracking Poll: Exploring the Public’s Views on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

This interactive chart allows users to track public opinion on the Affordable Care Act, from the inception of the law to the present, for subgroups ba...
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