Recruiting and retaining great employees is important to every company; from major global corporations to the newest small business. Getting the best talent requires you to give them great compensation, and health benefits are a key part of the compensation you offer.
Early this month it was announced that consumers with Marketplace health plans would be able to auto-enroll in 2015, meaning they would not have to fill out a new application or go back through Healthcare.gov to renew their coverage. While auto-enrollment was intended to create ease for consumers, industry experts warn that auto-enrollment could lead to costly surprises for many enrollees.
Most employers (83 percent) say the Affordable Care Act is driving up the costs of their employer-sponsored health plans. A quarter (25 percent) say they are considering abandoning their health insurance plans altogether. This is according to a new survey by Cherry Bekaert Benefits Consulting.
Premium tax credits are available to the majority of individuals and families who do not receive insurance through work. A common question is: "Am I eligible for the premium tax credits?" This article provides an overview of premium tax credit eligibility.
Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Exchanges ("Marketplaces") closed last spring, but since then nearly 1 million Americans have acquired coverage or modified their plans through special enrollment periods.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides financial assistance through premium tax credits for low and moderate income people who purchase coverage through new Health Insurance Marketplaces. New data shows how many people are eligible for premium tax credits in each state.
According to the Health and Human Services, consumers have saved $9 billion on their health insurance premiums since 2011 due to the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rule. This year, the MLR program will return an average of $80 per family.
Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is general in nature and does not apply to any specific U.S. state except where noted. Health insurance regulations differ in each state. See a licensed agent for detailed information on your state. Zane Benefits, Inc. does not sell health insurance.