Health Reform News

10 tips to protect your medical identity

Employees have to be their own first line of defense to protect their medical identities and avoid future challenges. Here are some tips to share with...
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IRS warned about protecting taxpayer information on health exchanges

The Internal Revenue Service needs to go to greater lengths to safeguard taxpayer information on health insurance exchanges, according to a new govern...
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Issues group brokers face with voluntary sales

Commentary: Why group benefit brokers are behind the curve when it comes to voluntary benefit sales — and how to fix it....
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Advisers brace for ACA-induced Dec.1 renewal ripple effect

An onslaught of Dec. 1 renewal dates means premium rates remain steady for now, but advisers need to prepare for heavy 4th quarter workloads....
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Easing the burden of providing retiree health coverage

As active employees move into a retiree population, health care decision-making also changes. Some companies provide a subsidy to the retiree populati...
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Private exchanges: "Not a fad or flash in pan"

In a new series, EBA goes one-on-one with the heads of private exchanges. What makes one exchange different from the rest, and how do brokers fit in t...
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New Analysis Finds the Affordable Care Act Mentioned in 14% of This Year’s Political Ads

Republican Ads Were Much More Likely to Mention ACA, Often in Spots that Also Hit Other Issues About 14 percent of political ads in all races airing t...
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ACA Advertising in 2014 – Insurance and Political Ads

This study analyzes the volume and content of political ads mentioning health care issues that aired in 2014 through Oct. 15, as well as health insur...
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Poll: Obamacare Is Not a Big Issue With Midterm Voters

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman analyzes recent polling data on the Affordable Care Act and discusses why it wi...
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An Update on Coverage for Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act

An updated fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation summarizes the latest information on health plan coverage of preventive services under the Aff...
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Preventive Services Covered by Private Health Plans under the Affordable Care Act

This fact sheet, Preventive Services Covered by Private Health Plans under the Affordable Care Act, examines the types of preventive services or benef...
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Poll: Obamacare Is Not a Big Issue With Midterm Voters

In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman analyzes recent polling data on the Affordable Care Act and discusses w...
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Explaining Health Care Reform: Questions About Health Insurance Subsidies

This brief describes health insurance subsidies available through the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces, including premium subsidies that would be pr...
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Brief Provides Update on LGBT Coverage and Health as More States Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

An updated issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation gives a detailed profile of health concerns for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender indivi...
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Open Enrollment: Insights from Medicare for Health Insurance Marketplaces

In the latest post in the Policy Insights series, Tricia Neuman draws on the experiences of Medicare beneficiaries during Medicare’s annual enrol...
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Health and Access to Care and Coverage for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals ...

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals often face challenges and barriers to accessing needed health services and, as a result, ca...
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Open Enrollment: Insights from Medicare for Health Insurance Marketplaces

This Policy Insight draws on the experiences of Medicare beneficiaries during Medicare’s annual enrollment period to consider whether consumers with...
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Analysis: Opportunities Under the ACA for Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Among Women With HIV

An estimated 36 percent of women in the U.S. report having experienced intimate partner violence (IPV), also called domestic violence, but among HIV p...
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HIV, Intimate Partner Violence, and Women: New Opportunities Under the Affordable Care Act

This issue brief provides an overview of new opportunities presented by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for addressing intimate partner violence (IPV) a...
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