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Thursday, 13 July 2017
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The cost of prescriptions is the fastest rising cost in healthcare today. Cigna estimates annual trend at over 15% with no sign of slowing down. There are several reasons this is happening: direct to consumer advertising, specialty drugs that were not available in the past, extreme price increases from ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/13/2017 3:38 PM by David Moore
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Wednesday, 18 May 2016
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Just when you thought the Government couldn't interfere in your business any more than they have. On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the publication of a final rule amending the white collar overtime exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule, which ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2016 1:44 PM by David Moore - ThinkHR
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Thursday, 3 March 2016
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While details are very limited, we do know the main plan for Donald Trump to control rising health care costs and insurance premiums is to allow carriers to sell health insurance across state lines. Currently, each state has their own set of rules and regulations for health insurance sold in their state. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/03/2016 10:21 AM by David Moore
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Wednesday, 18 January 2012
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The New York Times (1/17, A1, Pear, Subscription Publication) reports on its front page, "To head off medical conflicts of interest, the Obama administration is poised to require drug companies to disclose the payments they make to doctors for research, consulting, speaking, travel and entertainment." ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2012 10:38 AM by David M. Widmer
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Tuesday, 27 September 2011
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The CLASS Act faces more public scrutiny this week after an e-mail from HHS official Bob Yee was publicly circulated last Thursday morning which announced to colleagues he was leaving his position because the CLASS Act office was closing effective last Friday. Yee served as the HHS actuary overseeing ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/27/2011 10:00 AM by David M Widmer
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Wednesday, 1 June 2011
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The government is attempting a shot in the arm to the federal Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan in hopes to bolster enrollment. The plan was first offered last summer and only has 18,000 people enrolled. CBO estimates have the plan adding 200,000 people each year! Is anyone starting to get a little ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/01/2011 11:38 AM by David M Widmer
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Friday, 7 January 2011
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This will not be the last delay we see with PPACA provisions. This requirement was scheduled for plan years beginning Sep. 23, 2010 although the rules remained murky for our clients as they considered whether or not to maintain grandfather status of their plans. The IRS issued a notice on Dec. 22, 2010 ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2011 1:00 PM by David Widmer
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Thursday, 9 December 2010
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"Doc Fix" unanimously approved by the Senate and is expected to clear the House. Obama says, "This agreement is an important step forward to stabilize Medicare." This should be great news for the short-term... what's next? ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/09/2010 8:00 AM by David Widmer
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