HHS wants you to meet Howard HHS wants you to meet Howard

I subscribe to hhs.gov and their Exchange online marketplace blog. Lately they have been sharing stories about people who will be impacted ...

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11:24 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #191: Call for submissions Cavalcade of Risk #191: Call for submissions

Julie Ferguson hosts next week's Cav. Entries are due by Monday (the 2nd). To submit your risk-related post, just click here to emai...

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5:30 AM

Open wide and say...Yikes! Open wide and say...Yikes!

One of the "core" elements of the train wreck's Essential Health Benefits mandate is the requirement to provide pediatric den...

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7:30 AM

Oscar-care Oscar-care

Need health insurance? Think transparency. Think lower health care costs. Think lower health insurance premiums. Think Oscar-care.  Oscar-ca...

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5:31 AM

We've got Answers! We've got Answers!

Recently, I was invited to apply for the position of Content Expert Writer (CEW):Insurance for Answers.com . The process was interesting: an...

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7:30 AM

Obamacare for Dummies: Navigator Edition Obamacare for Dummies: Navigator Edition

Navigator grants have been awarded! HHS announced that funding would be $67 million spread across 33 states. As Mike noted in his post earl...

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4:30 AM

I'm from the Government and I'll take you to the New World.  Trust Me.  Uh, do you happen to have a map? I'm from the Government and I'll take you to the New World. Trust Me. Uh, do you happen to have a map?

In Connecticut, "Navigators" have been designated in each county -  after a nominally competitive bidding process - to manage &quo...

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7:05 AM

Underwriting Cancer Underwriting Cancer

Recently, I had an interesting experience with a client which I'd like to share as an example of how important agent communication can b...

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6:17 AM

Early Renewal Fever - catch it! Early Renewal Fever - catch it!

Previously, we reported that several carriers have begin offering early renewal options to  small group clients in an effort to stave off (i...

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9:04 AM

Crash Landing Crash Landing
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6:14 AM

Do You Think This Might Impact the Cost of Vacation? Do You Think This Might Impact the Cost of Vacation?

Where will you go on vacation next year? Some place close by or maybe take an airplane to some exotic isle? Or maybe just a fun place to pla...

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12:04 PM

Se Habla Obamacare? Se Habla Obamacare?

If you ever wondered why the government is spending so much money and effort to SELL us on a plan that is law, this will make you scratch yo...

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11:25 AM

Mid Friday Good news, Bad news Mid Friday Good news, Bad news

First, from our friend Holly R , the good news: " 5 Body Parts Scientists Can 3-D Print " As we've mentioned before , this tec...

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9:33 AM

First Big Brown, now the Cavaliers First Big Brown, now the Cavaliers

Bob noted yesterday that UPS was on the bleeding edge of employers dumping spousal coverage. Today we learn that - surprise! - the domino&#...

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1:34 PM

He's only MOSTLY dead.... [UPDATED] He's only MOSTLY dead.... [UPDATED]

Here's something you don't see every day: " After showing no signs of life for 45 minutes and being declared dead, a 37-year-ol...

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11:44 AM

The ObamaTax doesn't affect you The ObamaTax doesn't affect you

Well, unless you call theft " affecting me ." As Bob pointed out yesterday, large companies aren't stupid - they simply find ...

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8:00 AM

Back to school time... Back to school time...

And for many folks, that means moving day for Junior. Laptops, TV's, clothes, and all the rest are potentially at risk for theft or dama...

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6:16 AM

Obamacare Navigators - Now Hiring Obamacare Navigators - Now Hiring

Need extra money? Do you enjoy conversation with strangers? Do you consider yourself a "people" person? If so, this may be for you...

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2:02 PM

Exchanges Plus/Minus Exchanges Plus/Minus

On the "plus" side, we learn today that: " More Americans than predicted may decide to flock to the new public exchanges for ...

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12:02 PM

Big Brown Says Goodbye to Spouses Big Brown Says Goodbye to Spouses

Atlanta based UPS is pulling the plug on health insurance benefits for an estimated 15,000 working spouses. In a cost saving move caused at ...

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6:49 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #190: Late summer edition Cavalcade of Risk #190: Late summer edition

Jacob Irwin hosts this waning days of summer round-up of interesting risk-related posts , including lightning strikes and cyber strikes. ...

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6:30 AM

LTCi - Ch-ch-changes (NOT good news) LTCi - Ch-ch-changes (NOT good news)

As we noted last Fall , Long Term Care insurance rates for the fairer sex have been artificially flat for quite a while, and were due for so...

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12:00 PM

Life Imitating A News Article, Imitating Life Life Imitating A News Article, Imitating Life

While having lunch the other day, I was talking with two physicians, one retired from active practice and the other having practiced for clo...

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5:30 AM

New York Time comment section shows just how uninformed the public is New York Time comment section shows just how uninformed the public is

If you can somehow get past Krugman and how ignorant of basic facts he is, the comment sections are somehow even worse. What you have to won...

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6:23 PM

Ja, ve haff der insurance Ja, ve haff der insurance

As we move inexorably closer to a nationalized, single-payer health care system , it may be worth noting that another such system is fading,...

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1:54 PM

Forever 21 no more Forever 21 no more

Forever 21, a store that caters to young people on a budget, is one of my daughter's favorite places to shop. And who can blame her? Gre...

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10:33 AM

If you like your current plan...So sad, Too bad If you like your current plan...So sad, Too bad

Much like Health Savings Account plans will be phased out under the ObamaTax, Garden State B&E (no, not that - "Basic and Essentia...

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8:43 AM

Still Finding Out "what's in it" - Even More Controversy in the Abortion Controversy Still Finding Out "what's in it" - Even More Controversy in the Abortion Controversy

Yahoo reports - and consider the source here: " Under the health care law, insurance plans in the new markets may cover abortion unless...

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1:23 PM

Still Finding Out "What's In It" - Obamacare Navigators take precedence over Disease Prevention  Still Finding Out "What's In It" - Obamacare Navigators take precedence over Disease Prevention

This helps us understand the administration's true priorities with Obamacare. "In a sign that HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius is wo...

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6:56 AM

Still finding out "what's in it" after 3 years - and counting. Still finding out "what's in it" after 3 years - and counting.

Investors Business Daily posted this story online August 13 that suggests “ If a charitable hospital treats a homeless person who staggers i...

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6:00 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #190: Call for submissions Cavalcade of Risk #190: Call for submissions

Jacob Irwin hosts next week's Cav. Entries are due by Monday (the 19th). To submit your risk-related post, just click here to email...

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5:55 AM

Pick a Plan - Any Plan at All Pick a Plan - Any Plan at All

According to the president and his minions, this fall you will be able to pick a health insurance plan from any number of offerings on the #...

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12:19 PM

Truth hurts Truth hurts

It isn't often that we praise insurance companies for intellectual honesty, but every once in a while one comes through. Case in point: ...

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6:38 AM

Health Wonk Review: Dog Daze (of August) edition Health Wonk Review: Dog Daze (of August) edition

David WIlliams hosts this late summer round-up of interesting, provocative and always informative posts of health care wonketry. It's s...

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6:30 AM

So, about those convenience items So, about those convenience items

Via email, UHC has informed us that Ms Shecantbeserious has (finally) settled on rules for the birth control convenience item mandate, wh...

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1:12 PM

HumpDay LinkFest HumpDay LinkFest

■ Will they or won't they? Back in May, Patrick quoted Ron Pollack, Founding Board Chairman of Enroll America (EA), who told him that &q...

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6:45 AM

This is Another Fine Mess . . . This is Another Fine Mess . . .

The comedy team of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy reigned supreme for years during the early years of "talkies". Something that star...

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5:41 AM

Cruz Missle Cruz Missle

Sen. Ted Cruz has a laser focus on #Obamacare and his intent on defunding the train wreck. This first term Senator from Texas has been pegge...

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5:18 AM
 
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