Happy Anniversary Health Care ReformPosted: March 31, 2011 Filed under: PPACA | Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan Leave a comment
We just passed the first anniversary of PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). Many positive things have happened as a result of the law. Things that needed to happen. The insurance carriers could have added these enhancements all by themselves without the law forcing their hand, just because it’s a good thing to do, but they weren’t listening to me!
Helping More People to become InsuredPosted: March 25, 2011 Filed under: Uninsured Leave a comment
In my professional life, I am a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) the California Association of Health Underwriters (CAHU) and a local chapter, Golden Gate Association of Health Underwriters (GGAHU). All of these organizations support the health care reform, PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) in many ways. We have great ideas on how the Affordable Care Act can be improved and of course we see a few problems with the Act as well.
Maximus, the wellness programPosted: March 16, 2011 Filed under: Controlling Costs, Wellness | Tags: Employment 2 Comments
What is Maximus the wellness program? I have to give you a little information before I identify this cool idea. Just finished reading an article in California Broker magazine about Employer Wellness programs. Wellness programs are designed to help employees become healthier and over time reducing the employer’s cost. The design is more likely to help larger employers whose renewals are based on their specific plan, plan usage, and prescription drug cost.
What’s all this stuff about ERISA?Posted: March 11, 2011 Filed under: Technical Stuff 1 Comment
What’s all this stuff about ERISA lately. What the heck is it and how do I know if it applies to me? That’s the $64 million question lately. This is all thanks to …PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act).