We get it. You didn’t start a small business because you love dealing with operational tasks like benefits administration. You started a company to share your passion and talents with the world. However… For better or worse, running a successful business means keeping your employees happy. Today, that means providing your team with a great benefits package. And the most sought-after benefit is health insurance. It’s no small decision to offer employee health benefits. Even once you’re sold on the idea, choosing the right plans, determining your contribution amount, and applying for coverage can feel like a dreaded exercise. As with any complicated task, it helps to be prepared. Here’s what you need to know about offering health insurance to your employees and what the process looks like. Requirements for employee health benefits The federal requirements for offering health insurance to your employees depends on your company’s size. If you have fewer … [Read more...] about Everything You Need to Know About Employee Health Benefits
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Just what kind of health insurance do federal judges and Supreme Court justices have? That question seems fair to ask in light of U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor's ruling on Friday striking down the Affordable Care Act -- the 2010 law passed under President Barack Obama that expanded health insurance to millions of Americans -- as unconstitutional. O'Connor's decision looks certain to be appealed by a group of Democratic state attorneys general, first to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and then likely to the Supreme Court.While the ACA's ultimate fate may depend on those courts, here's what to know about the health coverage federal judges and Supreme Court justices can typically expect.Hundreds of plan to choose fromLike the vast majority of federal employees of all ranks, the government's judges have the option of enrolling in plans offered by the Federal Employee Health Benefits system. It includes hundreds of plan choices throughout the U.S. -- far more than … [Read more...] about How does federal judges’ health insurance stack up?
James Nash and Dustin Racioppi Trenton Bureau Published 5:36 PM EDT Sep 17, 2018 The Murphy administration is expecting to save nearly $500 million in the next two years by steering employees and retirees to in-network doctors and generic drugs, the result of a pact between the Democratic governor and unions. In a state with a high tax burden and growing costs for employee health care and pensions, the anticipated savings reaffirm Gov. Phil Murphy's more collegial approach toward unions since he began campaigning for office three years ago, aides to the first-term governor said. The new health plans are to cover more than 800,000 current and retired state and local government employees — nearly 1 in 10 New Jerseyans. Murphy's administration touted the changes to employee health care — which were approved by a joint union-management panel in Trenton on Monday morning — as a win-win for employees and taxpayers at large. Health care premiums for the state's … [Read more...] about NJ state health benefits changes could save millions for taxpayers
Michaela Ramm The Gazette More than 2,000 naloxone kits distributed in Iowa Federal cuts limit Iowa’s access to health insurance enrollment services Sickle cell blood drive planned Saturday in Cedar Rapids Anti-human trafficking coordinator established at Mercy Medical Rep. Rod Blum hosts idea sharing conference on Iowa opioid epidemic All articles by Michaela The Iowa Farm Bureau’s tailored health insurance plans might be harmful to the state’s insurance market and to the farmers the plans are meant to cover, according to a national analysis on skinny health insurance. The analysis, released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington, D.C.-based progressive research center, says that states expanding “skimpy” health plans, which includes coverage proposed by the Iowa Farm … [Read more...] about Iowa Farm Bureau health insurance plans ‘skimpy,’ analysis says
View Comments The GOP nominee for governor outlined some broad goals for building on Oregon's existing health care reform. health care platform Wednesday, July 18, with some goals contrarian to the views of many in his Republican base, primarily a pledge to keep Oregon pro-choice regardless of federal changes. Buehler is up against Democratic incumbent Gov. Kate Brown and Independent Party of Oregon nominee Patrick Starnes in the Nov. 6 election. He will need votes from Democrats and independents to win the election. "Regardless of what happens at the federal level, Oregon will remain a pro-choice state," he said. Buehler, who is a physician, promised to protect Oregonians from federal cuts to the Medicaid program, which provides health care subsidies for low-income residents, and to advance the state's innovative community care organizations. A D V E R T I S I N G | Continue reading belowHe said he wants to integrate mental health care into the Oregon Health Plan — the … [Read more...] about Buehler offers ‘pro-choice’ health care plan