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Here are the Blogs in the Tennessee group health insurance category.
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Friday, 26 October 2018
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We have a new group health insurance product in Middle TN beginning January 1, 2019. Oscar Health who last year partnered with Humana to give small employers a new "high tech" option for health insurance is now a stand alone carrier. While Oscar looks like a traditional health insurance company on the ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/26/2018 2:14 PM by David Moore
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Thursday, 23 August 2018
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After four years of double digit increases for individual health insurance plans, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is lower rates by an average 14.9% next year. Cigna is also reducing premiums by an average of 12.9%. What does this mean for consumers? Time will tell, 3.5% of Tennesseans get their health ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/23/2018 12:08 PM by David Moore
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Wednesday, 15 August 2018
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Oscar Health the startup health insurance who uses high tech and high touch to differentiate themselves from traditional health insurance companies is bringing on a huge partner. Here in Nashville, Oscar Health had partnered with Humana to offer individual and small group medical plans. They agreed ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/15/2018 9:57 AM by Benefit Brokers, LLC
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Friday, 6 July 2018
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The ongoing battle over high prescription costs is taking another turn. With many specialty prescriptions costing $5,000 per month or more, drug companies figured out by offering pricing assistance until an employee hits the deductible, they could sell a lot of drugs. This created a tremendous challenge ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/06/2018 7:41 AM by David Moore
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Friday, 27 April 2018
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After a confusing series of IRS actions, they have decided to increase the family HSA contribution limit to the original $6,900 for 2018. In March 2018, the IRS announced that a change in the inflation adjustment calculators for 2018 lowered the maximum deductible HSA contributions by $50 to $6,850. ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/27/2018 9:07 AM by David Moore
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Thursday, 26 April 2018
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A recent article in Newsweek "Medication keeps getting more expensive - and big pharma won't explain why" shows the continuing problem of prescription pricing. Between 2012 and 2017, prices for the top 20 drugs prescribed to older Americans increased by an average of 12% per year. Seven of the top drugs ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/26/2018 7:46 AM by David Moore
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Tuesday, 6 March 2018
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In early December, we were notified that the special agreement regarding out of network emergency visits between BCBST and Tri-Star Health System would expire on December 31, 2017.  Previously, this agreement ensured BCBST members, with the S Network, would not be balance billed when using Tri-Star ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/06/2018 2:48 PM by David Moore
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Thursday, 21 December 2017
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There are many significant changes in the new tax code for 2018. My CPA put together many of things to consider for year end tax planning. No, not much to do with your employee benefits and health insurance but very important none the less.  Read more here Have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2017 3:17 PM by David Moore
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Monday, 11 September 2017
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Level Funded health insurance for the small and mid-sized group market. As rates, requirements and ACA taxes continue, the insurance carriers have created health plans to help employers find affordable options for their employees. One that has proven most successful is a level funding strategy blends ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/11/2017 10:24 AM by David Moore
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