Monthly Archives: October 2010

10 tips for health insurance open enrollment

Wedged in between Halloween and Thanksgiving is health insurance open enrollment season for many employees. That means it’s time to review health benefits and pick what plan to enroll in for next year. [read more at source]

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Saul Friedman: One Small Step For Us Consumers

It’s nice to report, for a change, some good news for beleaguered consumers. The greedy health insurance industry, which has been lawyering up and… [read more at source]

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Focusing on open enrollment

With new laws and rules in place, it’s essential to pay close attention to your coverage options Major changes to health insurance coverage and costs, new rules for flexible spending accounts and some interesting new employee benefits make it particularly … Continue reading

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Health insurance reform lends hand to Fox Valley employers

APPLETON The city of Appleton got some good news this week that could help it save money on health insurance costs. [read more at source]

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State OKs higher health insurance rates for MVP

Members of MVP Health Care will see higher premiums next year for community-rated plans, but the increases are not as great as the insurer had requested. [read more at source]

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Health insurance protections are in effect

Provisions include the right to choose your own doctor [read more at source]

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Health insurance protections are in effect

Provisions include the right to choose your own doctor [read more at source]

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Health insurance costs and benefits to climb

The cost of group health insurance will be up nine percent in the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Jose. But it’s not all bad news, because workers will find new benefits, due to health care reform. [read more at … Continue reading

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Colorado health-insurance costs projected to rise 14.4 percent next year

Colorado businesses are facing a projected 14.4 percent increase in health-insurance costs for 2011, the biggest jump in six years. [read more at source]

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Health insurance costs and benefits to climb

The cost of group health insurance will be up nine percent in the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Jose. But it’s not all bad news, because workers will find new benefits, due to health care reform. [read more at … Continue reading

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Health insurance costs and benefits to climb

The cost of group health insurance will be up nine percent in the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Jose. But it’s not all bad news, because workers will find new benefits, due to health care reform. [read more at … Continue reading

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On the record: Missing health insurance info

Taking health information to a community fair is about as bogus as it gets, said Deborah Peel, a psychiatrist who heads Patient Privacy Rights, an advocacy group with a self-explanatory name. Peel was one of the people I interviewed last … Continue reading

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Health insurance protections are in effect

Provisions include the right to choose your own doctor [read more at source]

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Health insurance plans with high deductibles cause treatment delays, put families at risk

Health insurance plans with high deductibles – some greater than $5,000 annually – cause policyholders to delay care and put families in financial jeopardy should a health crisis arise, according to a report Wednesday night from the UCLA Center for … Continue reading

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Health Law Hardly At Fault For Rising Premiums

When health insurance companies delivered the bad news this fall about next year’s premium increases, many blamed the new health overhaul law. But industry experts say that the health law accounts for only a small part of the increases. [read … Continue reading

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Health insurance protections are in effect

Provisions include the right to choose your own doctor [read more at source]

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What’s a Tax Deductible Health Expense?

If you get health insurance through your job, heads up — it’s open enrollment time. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, it’s even more important than usual that workers pay attention to what their health insurance plan will look like … Continue reading

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Candidates heat up debate

The rising cost of health care and health insurance dominated a combative gubernatorial debate last night, with former Gov. Carl Gutierrez arguing that his opponent’s family was price gouging, and Sen. Eddie Calvo insisting that his opponent was a liar. … Continue reading

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Govt health insurance rates to go up

The NMI Retirement Fund board of trustees adopted yesterday an emergency regulation that will drastically increase the premiums of Group Health and Life Insurance Program members. [read more at source]

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SCI Companies Announces Its Health Plan Renewal Rates for 2011

SCI Companies announced today that its 2010-11 rate increase for premiums it will pay on its group health insurance provided through Humana is 1.33%. The rate increase was effective October 1, 2010. [read more at source]

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