Health Reform News

10 mistakes that may trigger a 401(k) plan audit

Earlier this year, the Employee Benefits Security Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor, outlined initiatives to educate and protect 401(k) p...
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Pacific Business Group on Health caught in no-bid contract controversy

One of the nation’s premier business groups whose mission is employee health promotion is embroiled in a controversy involving $184 million in co...
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The business tenets that will maximize your firm's value

Commentary: What would you do differently if you knew you were going to sell or merge your business with another agency in the next 10 years? EBA Advi...
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Brokerage hiring practices ‘troubling’

A huge majority of new employees come from within the insurance industry, and there is a wide discrepancy among firms, a recent study finds....
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Weight management programs suffer from lack of innovation

With more than one-third of U.S. adults being obese, employer-sponsored weight management programs can play an important role in the effort to get Ame...
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Is your wellness math better than a fifth grader's?

The Validation Institute certifies individuals as competent to review, analyze, and produce health program measures. Given the high stakes – mill...
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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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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: October 2014

In the final Kaiser Health Tracking Poll before the 2014 midterm elections in November, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to be just one of seve...
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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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Nine in Ten Uninsured Unaware that the Affordable Care Act’s Second Open Enrollment Period ...

Most of Those Without Health Coverage Report Knowing Little or Nothing About the Insurance Marketplaces or About the Financial Assistance Available to...
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Benefits and Cost-Sharing for Working People with Disabilities in Medicaid and the Marketplace

This issue brief uses hypothetical examples of working people with disabilities to illustrate the experiences they might have with Medicaid and Market...
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Challenges for the Next Obamacare Open Enrollment

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman pinpoints the Affordable Care Act’s five biggest challenges heading into the ...
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Report Provides Insights from Consumer Assisters on Improving Affordable Care Act’s Next Open ...

A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation captures insights from those who helped consumers navigate the Affor...
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Taking Stock and Taking Steps: A Report from the Field after the First Year of Marketplace ...

This report summarizes experiences of Marketplace assistance programs as they helped consumers enroll in coverage during the first Open Enrollment per...
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Why Public Interest Is Cooling in Obamacare as a Political Story 

In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman reviews indicators pointing to the Affordable Care Act cooling as a front...
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