Monthly Archives: March 2014

The LAST DAY of the Initial Enrollment Period






Well, this is it – the final day of open enrollment. The season finale if you will. And what a crazy season it’s been. Just 6 months ago, the Healthcare.gov website and state exchange websites were open for business, and … Continue reading






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No 12/1 Strategy for Large Employers






In 2013, many of the small employers that chose to continue offering health coverage to their employees moved their renewal date to December 1st in an effort to delay the full impact of the Affordable Care Act as long as … Continue reading






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What to do with your seasonal workers






Ever since the final rules on the employer mandate were published back on February 12th, brokers have been able to provide better advice to their large group clients. Finally, we have some answers… One question that a lot of large … Continue reading






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How the Employer Mandate Delay Works for Groups of 50-99






Since the administration announced yet another delay in the employer mandate a few weeks ago, there’s been some confusion about the rules for groups with 50-99 employees. What we were told when the news broke is that companies with 50-99 … Continue reading






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What brokers can learn from President Obama






A lot of us in the insurance industry have been critical, and rightfully so, of certain parts of the Affordable Care Act as well as the administration’s rollout of the new law and the federal marketplace site. But in-between all … Continue reading






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ACA Sweet 16






What a weird world we live in. Just one week after President Obama appeared in a Funny or Die skit with Zach Galifianakis, the WhiteHouse.gov website has posted an ACA bracket that allows visitors to vote on “the 16 sweetest … Continue reading






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ACA Enrollment Hits 5 Million






Well, the over-under was 7 million, with President Obama taking the over and pretty much everyone else taking the under, but that original number has long been forgotten – somehow, somewhere along the way, most news stories began referring to … Continue reading






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Moms: Tell Your Kids to Buy Health Insurance






That’s the latest plea from the Obama administration, which is asking moms across the country to tell their kids to get “off the couch and on the computer” to sign up for health coverage. As McClatchy DC reports in an … Continue reading






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No Delay in Individual Mandate






We weren’t really expecting a delay, but the New York Times is reporting that “Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, said Wednesday that the Obama administration would not extend the deadline for people to sign up for … Continue reading






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Another Live TV Show to Promote the ACA






Well, they tried it in California, so now Orlando’s going to take a stab at it – a TV show aimed at promoting the health reform legislation. At least this one doesn’t sound quite as ridiculous as the last one… … Continue reading






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