10 weird HSA FAQs

Health savings accounts help employees sock away money for health care costs. They’re used along with a high deductible health insurance plan, and they offer some great tax benefits. Contributions made to HSAs lower one’s taxable income, and payments made from an HSA aren’t taxed. Plus, the funds can be invested and interest can accrue in an…

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Capitol Report – Serving the people of the 136th District

Helping Elderly and Disabled Missourians The House approved legislation this week that would implement more reasonable asset limits for elderly and disabled Missourians who hope to qualify for Medicaid. Current law allows an individual to have only $1,000 in assets to qualify for Medicaid assistance. A married couple has an asset limit of $2,000. The…

Aetna CEO Has ‘Serious Concerns’ About Obamacare Sustainability

February 1st, 2016 | Zachary Tracer The head of the third-biggest U.S. health insurer said he has “serious concerns” about whether or not Obamacare’s new markets are sustainable, echoing criticism from other top for-profit insurers. “We continue to have serious concerns about the sustainability of the public exchanges,” Aetna Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Bertolini…

January 15th is the last chance to enroll clients

  January 15, 2016 is the last day for consumers to enroll in coverage through the Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM) to start on February 1, 2016. As the deadline approaches, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expects heavier-than-normal traffic at the Marketplace Call Center and at HealthCare.gov. For suggestions on how to have a…

2017 Annual Letter to Issuers and Uniform Rate Review Timeline

Good Afternoon – Today CMS/CCIIO released the draft 2017 Letter to Issuers (Letter), which provides guidance to issuers that want to offer Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) in the Federally Facilitated Marketplaces (FFMs) for the 2017 plan year.  Parts of this Letter apply to issuers in State-based Marketplaces using the Federal Platform (SBM-FPs). The guidance addresses…

Congress blocks bailout of ObamaCare insurers in spending bill

December 16th, 2015 | By: Philip Klein The spending bill released by Congress overnight dealt a victory to Obamacare oponents, blocking a bailout of insurers reporting losses throught he healthcare program. Payments to insurers through a once-obscure provision within the law known as the risk corridors have become a major issue as insurers have been…

UnitedHealth says it should have stayed out of the PPACA exchange system longer

December 1st, 2015 | By: Zachary Tracer (Bloomberg) – The biggest U.S. health insurer should have stayed out of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) exchange system longer, UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s chief executive officer said Tuesday, after the company said last month that it will take hundreds of millions of dollars in losses…