Monthly Archives: February 2014

Latest HSA account & asset info






The results of Devenir’s 2013 HSA survey are in, and the news, which shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, is that HSAs are growing. The consulting firm, which surveys the top 50 HSA administrators for its semi-annual survey, says that … Continue reading






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ACA Enrollment Now at 3.3 Million






On Wednesday, February 12th, HHS reported what Secretary Sebelius called “very, very encouraging news” about enrollment in the state and federal insurance exchanges. In January alone, 1.1 million people signed up for coverage, according to USA Today, bringing the total … Continue reading






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2.5 Million New Prospects!






Who would’ve thought the Congressional Budget Office could be the center of so much attention? Ever since the non-partisan government agency released  a report on February 4th about the outlook for the budget and the economy, lawmakers on both sides … Continue reading






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Short-term plans can help people stuck in coverage gap






In a February 10th front-page story, the Wall Street Journal explains that millions of Americans are trapped in the ACA “coverage gap,” earning too much to qualify for Medicaid but too little to qualify for a subsidy. This is an … Continue reading






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Healthcare.gov closed for repairs Saturday-Monday






Just a heads up that the Healthcare.gov website will be out of order from 3pm Saturday afternoon until 5pm Tuesday morning while the Social Security Administration performs its annual system maintenance on its computers. Oddly, as The Hill points out, … Continue reading






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Another Employer Mandate Delay






Wow…. This is one we didn’t see coming. Today the Obama administration announced that employers with fewer than 100 employees will not be required to offer health insurance until 2016. Repeat: the so-called employer mandate, which was already delayed by … Continue reading






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40 hour work week movement gaining steam






Back in July, the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed called ObamaCare’s Definition of a Full-Time Job Needs Revising. The piece, which was reported on by NewsMax, says that there is a bipartisan effort by Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly and … Continue reading






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HHS Message to Insurers: Do as we say, not as we do






In a 51-page February 4th letter to insurance companies that participate in the Federally Facilitated Exchange, HHS put insurers on notice that they may need to increase the size of their provider networks in 2015. During next year’s QHP certification … Continue reading






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