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Taking Responsibility for Your Retirement Fund Pokémon Go: Advice for Parents Green Tea–More Than Just A Drink? SUMMER SQUASH, ITALIAN STYLE

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Does Medicare Cover Long-term Care?

Many Americans are grossly underinsured against the risk of devastating long-term care costs. According to the 2016 annual Cost of Care Survey from Genworth, the average cost for a semi-private room in a long-term care skilled nursing facility is $82,125 … Continue reading

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Important ACA Reporting Requirements for Self-Insured Plan Sponsors

If you are a self-insured employer or other organization that provides minimum essential coverage (as defined in Internal Revenue Code Section 5000A(f) to any individual during the calendar year, you have some reporting responsibilities to the Internal Revenue Service. Furthermore, … Continue reading

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Its time for Open Enrollment

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IRS Announces 2016 Contribution Limits for HSAs

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the allowable contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) for tax year 2016. The announcement also includes the new caps on out-of-pocket costs for high-deductible health plans. Taxpayers must be enrolled in a … Continue reading

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Filing a Medicare Complaint

Filing a Medicare Complaint If you believe you have not been treated fairly as a Medicare beneficiary, or if you have not received the benefits you believe you are entitled to, you may file a complaint with the Department of … Continue reading

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Voluntary Benefits Menu Is Bigger and Better Than Ever

It turns out that there is life beyond major medical. This is important for employers to take to heart because some of the other forms of employer benefits will soon take on increased importance in the medical insurance landscape in … Continue reading

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Controlling Health Benefit Costs: What We Can Learn from The Best

  For all the difficulties with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, there has been some good news: The rate of increase in health care spending has slowed to about 5.1 percent between 2012 and 2013 – which is … Continue reading

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Obamacare Tax

One of the many taxes this bill brings forth will be a tax on HMO plans of 3.5%. Starting on the February renewal cycle, there will be a 3.5% excise tax on carriers. Insurance carriers will bear the cost of … Continue reading

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Health Reform Subsidy Calculator

Please follow the link to a Health Reform Subsidy Calculator from the Kaiser Foundation. It is a great tool to see whether or not you might be eligible for a subsidy. The problem with Healthcare Reform is that it is … Continue reading

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