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California Health Benefit Exchange in 2014

By MooreBenefits | Nov 22, 2010

Certain employers with more than 50 full-time equivalent employees (“FTE”) will be required to pay a penalty if they do not offer “affordable” health insurance to employees, and at least one of their employees receives a premium credit in the Exchange.

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Reminder – Things you need to know now for health care reform

By MooreBenefits | Jul 28, 2010

Determine if your health plan discriminates in favor of highly compensated individuals, and if so, read the next section about “grandfathered plans”.

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New Benefit Plan Requirements for 2010–Are You Up-To-Date?

By MooreBenefits | May 17, 2010

With all the focus on health care reform, it is easy to lose track of all the OTHER new laws that affect employee benefits.  A number of new federal laws and regulations were enacted and adopted in 2008 and 2009 that will have 2010 compliance implications for many employers.  Here’s an overview of new requirements…

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Health Care Reform – Small Business Tax Credits

By MooreBenefits | Apr 5, 2010

Group health insurance already has protections for guaranteed coverage, pre-existing conditions, and the inability to cancel your coverage if you become sick. The same cannot be said for individual and family plans.

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Moore Benefits on CNBC

By MooreBenefits | Feb 5, 2010
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Update on Health Care Reform

By MooreBenefits | Feb 5, 2010

Even though the federal version of health care reform is stalled, the states are still working on these issues. After a lengthy and heated debate, the California Senate last week passed a single-payer bill. As with past incarnations, the bill passed on a party-line vote. Previous attempts to advance single-payer legislation have been vetoed by…

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States Consider Their Own Health Reform Ideas

By MooreBenefits | Feb 4, 2010

Medical News Today covers some news about states considering their own health reform ideas.

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Drug Company CEOs Under Pressure

By MooreBenefits | Feb 4, 2010

Medical News Today covers this issue: In a separate article, Dow Jones Newswires/The Wall Street Journal reports on a high and “generational” turnover among pharmaceutical CEOs. “The new leaders are taking over an industry under pressure. The past decade has brought heightened scrutiny of drug safety, government probes of sales and marketing practices, and greater…

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Poll: Health care bill won't help Democrats

By MooreBenefits | Feb 4, 2010

Politico writes about this issue: “At this point, it looks like the political damage for Democrats on health care has been done, whether they end up passing the bill or not,” said PPP President Dean Debnam. “Republican support for this fall is identical with, or without it.”

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The Debate Over Selling Insurance Across State Lines

By MooreBenefits | Feb 4, 2010

Kaiser Health News writes about this issue: Congressional Republicans have proposed the concept in the past and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., embraced it as part of his 2008 presidential campaign. Advocates – including some insurers and small business groups – say it would give the more than 17 million Americans who buy individual coverage a…

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