News To Know – March 2017

HHS EXTENDS TRANSITION POLICY FOR NON-ACA COMPLIANT HEALTH PLANS

FEB 23, 2017 | BY CONNER INSURANCE

On Feb. 23, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) extended an existing transition policy for certain health plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for an additional year, to policy years beginning on or before Oct. 1, 2018.

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A GOP TAX IDEA WOULD UPEND EMPLOYER-BASED INSURANCE

FEB 21, 2017 | BY MAX NISEN

(Bloomberg Gadfly) — Even by recent standards, February has been an eventful month for health insurance.

Last week brought thwarted mergers, threats by insurers to leave the Affordable Care Act’s individual exchanges, and the release of a (very) rough sketch of a possible GOP repeal-and-replace plan for the ACA.

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HEALTH SPENDING TO PICK UP PACE

FEB 17, 2017 | BY JACK CRAVER

As it has every year in recent memory, national health care spending climbed last year, hitting $3.4 trillion.

The good news, according to report published in the Office of the Actuary of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Health Affairs, is the increase was smaller than America has come to expect over the past two decades: 4.8 percent.

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6 COMPLIANCE ISSUES TO WATCH FOR IN 2017

DEC 27, 2016 | BY VIC SALITERMAN

Organizations are already grappling with an uncertain legislative and regulatory landscape. And as the New Year gets closer, possible changes to federal and state human resources and health compliance laws are looming large.

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5 JOB TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2017

DEC 16, 2016 | BY ERIN MORIARTY-SILER

According to Chamberlain, data science is being used more now than ever in history. It’s helping answer questions now just about how to build new products and services, but also how to build and scale efficient teams.

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