Monthly Archives: April 2015

Calculating the Premium Cap






Last June, we published a post in which we explained how to calculate the premium cap for the benchmark plan (the second-lowest-priced plan in the silver level of the individual marketplace) for people with different household incomes. The ACA gives us … Continue reading






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Hillary’s presidential bid will keep health reform front-and-center






We just finished the ACA’s second open enrollment period. The individual mandate is in its second year, and uninsured individuals just paid their first individual mandate penalties. The employer mandate is now in effect. Most of the big stuff is … Continue reading






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Private Exchanges Set to Explode






The Institute for Healthcare Consumerism held its first Private Exchange Forum March 31st and April 1st in Dallas, Texas, and the event was a huge success. IHC’s president Doug Field says they were hoping for 300 to 350 attendees at … Continue reading






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It’s Tax Day!






Happy Tax Day! Yeah, we know it’s not really happy, but at least it will soon be over. This year’s tax filing deadline is an interesting one for those of us in the insurance industry because it marks the day … Continue reading






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Coverage could get expensive for small groups






When the ACA was signed into law five years ago, many people expected small employers to drop their group health coverage and send their employees to the individual market. And some have, but we haven’t seen a huge percentage of … Continue reading






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The New Tax Forms – Reconciling the Advance Premium Tax Credit (Part 4 of 4)






(This is the fourth post in a four-part series about the new tax forms. Read parts one, two, and three.) We conclude our series on the new tax forms by taking a look at IRS Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit … Continue reading






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