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What is CADILLAC INSURANCE PLAN? What CADILLAC INSURANCE PLAN mean?
 
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What is CADILLAC INSURANCE PLAN? What CADILLAC INSURANCE PLAN mean? CADILLAC INSURANCE PLAN meaning - CADILLAC INSURANCE PLAN definition - CADILLAC INSURANCE PLAN explanation. SUBSCRIBE to our Google Earth flights channel - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UuCPh7GrXznZi0Hz2YQnQ?sub_confirmation=1 Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. Informally, a Cadillac plan is any unusually expensive health insurance plan, usually arising in discussions of medical-cost control measures in the United States. The term derives from the Cadillac automobile, which has represented American luxury goods since its introduction in 1902, and as a health care metaphor dates to the 1970s. The term gained popularity in the early 1990s during the debate over the Clinton health care plan of 1993, and was also widespread during debate over possible excise taxes on "Cadillac" plans during the health care reforms proposed during the Obama administration. (Bills proposed by Clinton and Obama did not use the term "Cadillac".) As most Cadillac plans are sponsored by employers, economists generally believe that the widespread availability of these plans is at least partially attributable to the tax-advantaged status that employer-sponsored health plans currently have. Employer-sponsored health insurance is considered part of the employees' compensation package, but is not taxed as wages. This is thought to be essentially a government subsidy that encourages employers to offer, and employees to enroll in, more expensive plans that cover more of the cost of medical care, and then the employees use that subsidized medical care excessively because they are insulated from its full cost, according to some commenters. A study published in Health Affairs in December 2009 found that high-cost health plans do not provide unusually rich benefits to enrollees. The researchers found that 3.7% of the variation in the cost of family coverage in employer-sponsored health plans is attributable to differences in the actuarial value of benefits. 6.1% Of the variation is attributable to the combination of benefit design and plan type (e.g., PPO, HMO, etc.). The employer's industry and regional variations in health care costs explain part of the variation. The researchers conclude "…that analysts should not equate high-cost plans with Cadillac plans, but that in fact other factors—industry and cost of medical inputs—are as important in predicting whether a plan is a high-cost plan. Without appropriate adjustments, a simple cap may exacerbate rather than ameliorate current inequities." The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010), imposes an annual 40% excise tax on plans with annual premiums exceeding $10,800 for individuals or $29,500 for a family starting in 2020, to be paid by insurers. The tax was originally set to take effect in 2018. However, in December 2015, a law delayed the start date to 2020. In January 2018, the implementation was postponed until 2022. The tax is not imposed on the total cost of the plan, but on the costs exceeding the aforementioned values, which, after 2020, will adjust to inflation annually. These costs include any part of a person's income allocated to flexible spending accounts, health reimbursement accounts, and health savings accounts, but not expenditures for stand-alone dental, vision, accident, disability, or long-term care insurance coverage. After the December 2015 changes, the tax is now a deductible business expense, reducing the impact on businesses that pay income tax. The tax is intended to do three things: help finance the PPACA; reduce overall health care costs; and address the unequal tax benefit of excluding employer-based health insurance coverage from taxes. Although the tax plan was positioned to combat a "luxury", it will affect more employees over time. The threshold is initially indexed to Consumer Price Index (CPI), plus 1 percentage point. Starting in 2021, it is indexed to unmodified CPI. However, medical inflation is higher than general inflation. This means as healthcare costs rise, more employees' plans will be subjected to the tax. It also will impact, possibly eliminate, some healthcare savings accounts, which are included in the plan cost calculation. A study from the Kaiser Family Foundation estimated 26 percent of all employers would face the tax in at least one of their plans in 2018, when the tax was then scheduled to be implemented. Labor unions have also opposed this tax because it would be "very disruptive" to their healthcare plans and have asked that their members be eligible for the same federal subsidies available to low-income workers in the new health exchanges. This request was denied.
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An example of the tax implications for employer healthcare coverage
 
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Learn more at PwC.com - http://pwc.to/126GPDW PwC's Health Research Institute developed an illustrative example on how federal tax incentives for employer sponsored health coverage impact businesses and their workers.
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The "Cadillac" Tax
 
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Yale-New Haven Hospital CEO Marna Borgstrom discusses proposals to pay for health care reform partly by taxing higher-end insurance plan benefits.
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What is the Excise Tax on high-cost health plans -- and what should employers do about it now?
 
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Health Care Reform places a limit on the cost of group health plan coverage before it is subject to nondeductible excise tax -- and research shows that average plans are already approaching these levels. Watch as John Haslinger, VP, Benefits Outsourcing Consulting, Strategic Advisory Services at ADP, discusses this tax and its potential impact on the cost of doing business. For more information about ADP visit http://www.adp.com/health-care-reform
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News 12: Somers Health Care Town Hall Meeting
 
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Hudson Valley residents expressed outrage today after their incumbent Congressman, who has refused to hold any public discussions on HR 3200, derisively known as 'ObamaCare', attempted to leverage his official position to shut down a series of town hall meetings on health care that have been arranged by his prospective 2010 opponent, New York State Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I - Patterson). "The congressman's office seems more interested in spending time trying to avoid a public discussion on health care than they are in reading this 1,100 page socialized medicine bill," Ball said. "A primary concern of mine is that we face an unlevel playing field when a public plan can shift costs to our state's private insurers because of low doctor and hospital reimbursement rates. State lawmakers nationwide can, and should be hosting public meetings on this critical issue." According to reports, the current congressman's requests for cancellation of Ball's town hall meetings were denied. "Hudson Valley residents deserve an open and honest discussion to debate the consequences of legislation that many believe will irreparably harm both the economy, and our health care system," said Cornwall Town Supervisor Kevin Quigley. "Our sophomore Congressman may feel differently, but I'm glad to see our state representatives, like Assemblymembers Annie Rabbitt and Greg Ball, taking the lead on this critical issue." Ball signed onto an official letter from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to Congressional leaders, which was delivered on July 29, expressing the will of more than 1,800 state legislators opposing federal reform efforts-particularly, the Medicare-modeled "public plan" and a national health insurance exchange-which they say will trample states' rights and lead Americans down the road to single-payer health care. "It may have escaped our Congressman's notice, but people are outraged about this bill," said William DeProspo, Chairman of the Orange County Republican Committee. "It is bad enough that he has refused to defend his viewpoint on this issue directly to the public, but this Orwellian attempt to infringe upon free speech and halt public discussion is shameful." The members of ALEC-the nation's largest nonpartisan, individual membership association of state legislators-recently approved the Resolution on Preserving States' Rights Regarding Federal Health Insurance Exchanges and a Public Plan, which deems the federal public plan anti-competitive and calls the proposed national health insurance exchange a "federal takeover" of the states' role in regulating health insurance. "Our current congressman has chosen to discuss this bill only in meetings with special interest groups in a behind the scenes, closed door format, and while that may score political points with Nancy Pelosi, Hudson Valley residents know better," said Chairman Michael McCormack of the Dutchess County Republican Committee. "States primarily regulate today's health insurance market and provide aggressive oversight of the market and enforce consumer protection and ensure a local, responsive presence for consumers. Now that congress is considering legislation that may impose restriction on the states ability to regulate health plans, including overriding already adopted state patient protections, is important to have responsive legislators like Assemblyman Greg Ball, who will stand up and fight for us, as it is the duty of our state elected officials to stand up and stop this effort to undermine state authority to design programs that reflect local needs." In the ALEC letter to Congress, ALEC's lawmakers criticized the federal push to shift health care decision-making to Washington. "We all share the goal that patients deserve to choose their own quality, affordable, private health coverage," Ball's letter states. "But health reform shouldn't just be the job of the federal government."
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Cadillac Tax for Employers 101 - How to Avoid Penalties? - Archived Webinar
 
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This webinar covers: what coverages are subject to the tax, how the excise tax is determined, what adjustments will be available in determining the tax, and who collects the tax. Original Date: November 17, 2015
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How Employers Can Avoid the 2018 Excise Tax - Towers Watson
 
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Towers Watson’s Health and Group Benefits leader, Randy Abbott, discusses two steps employers can take now for avoiding the 2018 excise tax on higher-cost plans. For more information, visit: http://www.towerswatson.com/en/Insights/IC-Types/Survey-Research-Results/2015/04/2015-emerging-trends-in-health-care-survey
We need to repeal the Health Insurance Tax
 
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Today, U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and John Barrasso (R-WY) are introducing legislation to save jobs and prevent health insurance premiums from skyrocketing for America's small businesses and families. The Jobs and Premium Protection Act, repeals the costly, job-crushing health insurance tax (HIT) included in the President's health care law. "Chock full of tax hikes, mandates and government overreach, the President's $2.6 trillion health spending law is an anchor around our economy's neck," said Hatch. "The health law's insurance tax is especially damaging, undercutting our economic recovery by increasing the cost of health coverage. Money that could go to higher wages, new workers, or investment will instead go to pay this new tax. With insurance premiums already skyrocketing and unemployment hovering at 9 percent, this tax makes no sense. The President is demanding jobs legislation; he should start by supporting the repeal of this tax." "Our legislation repeals President Obama's unfair, hidden tax on America's job creators, and will save thousands of jobs across the country," said Barrasso. "With 9 percent unemployment, hardworking Americans cannot afford to be hit hard by even higher premiums. We need to stop the HIT on our economy now -- before it starts. This tax is just another example of how the President's trillion dollar health spending law is only making things worse for small businesses and their workers." BACKGROUND The Jobs Premium Protection Act repeals Section 9010 of the President's health care law, known as the health insurance tax (HIT). If the HIT is not repealed, starting in 2014, health insurance companies will be taxed based on their net premiums written in the fully-insured market. 87 % of small businesses purchase their insurance inthis fully-insured market, and it is the place the self-employed and uninsured go to when they purchase insurance. The HIT will impose $87 billion in costs on businesses and their employees in the first ten years, diverting revenue that could be used for higher wages, new hires, and capital investment. Over the second ten years, this cost to businesses and their employees will be $208 billion. Ultimately, the cost of this tax will be passed through to American workers . They will pay the tax in the form of lower wages or higher premium contributions. According to a study released by former CBO Director, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, the average employee with a family plan will see their take-home pay reduced by $5,000 over the next decade due to this tax. The Joint Committee on Taxation wrote in a letter to Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) confirming that eliminating the HIT would decrease the average family premium in 2016 by $350 to $400. A recent NFIB study estimates that this tax will force the private sector to shed between 125,000 and 249,000 jobs between now and 2021—with more than half of those losses falling on the backs of small businesses.
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Obama to Adjust 'Cadillac Tax' on Health Insurance
 
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WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will propose tailoring the controversial "Cadillac tax" on expensive private health insurance plans to reflect regional differences when he releases his 2017 budget plan next week, a senior White House adviser said in an article released on Wednesday. Obama's proposal would reduce the bite of the unpopular tax by raising the threshold where it takes effect in areas where healthcare is particularly expensive, according to the article in the New England Journal of Medicine co-written by Jason Furman, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. ( bit.ly/1QdGlDG ) The tax on high-cost employer-based healthcare plans, passed as part of the president's 2010 Affordable Care Act and set to take effect in 2018, has generated growing opposition in part because labor unions say it could encourage employers to cut back on health insurance plans for workers. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/7B3oOGJ0R-o/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Vote It using http://wochit.com
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Hillary Clinton Wants to Get Rid of Obamacare's 'Cadillac Tax'
 
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Hillary Clinton is set to speak out against a provision of the Affordable Care Act, a law that she supports, as one of a series of reforms she is announcing for the federal health care law. Clinton called on Congress to "repeal the so-called Cadillac Tax, which applies to some employer-based health plans, and to fully pay for the cost of repeal." The provision known as the "Cadillac Tax" is scheduled to take effect in 2018 and is meant to rein in overly generous employer health care plans. It applies a 40% excise tax to health plans that exceed an annual cost of $10,200 a year for individuals and $27,500 for families. Clinton had signaled earlier that she could potentially target the Cadillac tax. In a http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/QhzUajhP5m0/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Healthcare Reform: Reporting and Compliance
 
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Louisiana health insurance is changing under the Affordable Care Act. http://www.bcbsla.com/reform In order to ensure that employers are complying with the Affordable Care Act, large employers will be required to report the following to the federal government: 1. Whether or not the employer offers benefits to their full-time employees and dependents. 2. Whether or not the employees have the opportunity to enroll in minimum essential coverage under an employer-sponsored plan. 3. Any applicable waiting period. The law mandates that enrollment waiting periods for new hires may not exceed 90 days. 4. The lowest-cost plan option in each enrollment category 5. Employer's share of the total cost option in each of the enrollment categories 6. Names, Numbers, Addresses, Taxpayer IDs of all full-time employees receiving coverage For more information, visit healthcare.gov.
Large Employer Mandatory Health Coverage Overview
 
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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called Obamacare. Beginning in 2015, large employers, generally those with 50 full-time employees in the prior calendar year, that • Do not offer coverage for all their full-time employees, • Offer minimum essential coverage that is unaffordable (employee contribution being more than 9.5% of the employee's household income), or • Offer minimum essential coverage where the plan's share of the total allowed cost of benefits is less than 60% (i.e. less than the bronze coverage), will be required to pay a penalty if any of its full-time employees were certified to the employer as having purchased health insurance through a state or federal exchange and qualified for either tax credits or a cost-sharing subsidy previously discussed.
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Ready for 2018? Leveraging Consumer Health Strategies to Help Avoid the Excise Tax
 
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Questions that Challenge the status quo: • Can I make health care more affordable for my employees without reducing coverage? • How will the 2018 Excise Tax impact our group health plan design? • What are best practice strategies for implementing healthcare consumerism using Consumer Health Spending Accounts? This webinar discusses: • Projected employer cost impact of the 2018 Excise Tax • Strategies for reducing costs through healthcare consumerism • Best practice communications to increase employee engagement • Strategic implications for HR & Benefits Administration professionals
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What's the penalty for not having health insurance for 2017?
 
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If you don’t have health insurance, you may have to pay a fee with your federal taxes. You need to have health insurance for at least 9 consecutive months each year or you’ll pay a penalty of either 2.5% of your total household income, or $695 per adult and $347.50 per child, whichever is higher. There are some cases, where a person might qualify for an “exemption” from the requirement to have health insurance. You’ll need to talk with a CPA or tax expert about these exemptions. http://enroll365.org
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Healthcare Debate "Clip Notes" from iOwnTheWorld.com
 
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Here are some Healthcare Debate clips that we find interesting. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)[1][2] is a federal statute that was signed into United States law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. This Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (signed into law on March 30, 2010) made up the health care reform of 2010. The laws focus on reform of the private health insurance market, provide better coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, improve prescription drug coverage in Medicare and extend the life of the Medicare Trust fund by at least 12 years. The Act's provisions are intended to be funded by a variety of taxes and offsets. Major sources of new revenue include a much-broadened Medicare tax on incomes over $200,000 and $250,000, for individual and joint filers respectively, an annual fee on insurance providers, and a 40% tax on "Cadillac" insurance policies. There are also taxes on pharmaceuticals, high-cost diagnostic equipment, and a federal sales tax on indoor tanning services. Offsets are from intended cost savings such as improved fairness in the Medicare Advantage program relative to traditional Medicare.[6] Total new tax revenue from the Act will amount to $409.2 billion over the next 10 years. $78 billion will be realized before the end of fiscal 2014.[7] Summary of revenue sources: * Broaden Medicare tax base for high-income taxpayers: $210.2 billion * Annual fee on health insurance providers: $60 billion * 40% excise tax on health coverage in excess of $10,200/$27,500: $32 billion * Impose annual fee on manufacturers and importers of branded drugs: $27 billion * Impose 2.3% excise tax on manufacturers and importers of certain medical devices: $20 billion * Require information reporting on payments to corporations: $17.1 billion * Raise 7.5% Adjusted Gross Income floor on medical expenses deduction to 10%: 15.2 billion * Limit health flexible spending arrangements in cafeteria plans: $13 billion * All other revenue sources: $14.9 billion Effective by January 1, 2012 * Employers must disclose the value of the benefits they provided beginning in 2012 for each employee's health insurance coverage on the employees' annual Form W-2's.[32] This requirement was originally to be effective January 1, 2011 but was postponed by IRS Notice 2010-69 on October 23, 2010.[33] * New tax reporting changes come into effect which aims to prevent tax evasion by corporations and individuals. The provision is expected to raise $17 billion over 10 years.[34] Under the existing law, businesses have to notify the IRS on 1099 form of certain payments to individuals for certain services or property[35][36] over a reporting threshold of $600. But from December 31, 2011 the requirements will be changed so that payments to corporations and individuals must also be reported.[37][38] There are a number of exceptions: personal payments, payments for merchandise, telephone, freight, storage, and payments of rent to real estate agents are exempt from reporting.[35] The amendments made by this section of the Act (section 9006) shall apply to payments made by businesses after December 31, 2011. Effective by January 1, 2013 * Self-employment and wages of individuals above $200,000 annually (or of families above $250,000 annually) will be subject to an additional tax of 0.5%. Effective by January 1, 2014 * Insurers are prohibited from discriminating against or charging higher rates for any individuals based on pre-existing medical conditions.[10][40] * Impose an annual penalty of $95, or up to 1% of income, whichever is greater, on individuals who do not secure insurance; this will rise to $695, or 2.5% of income, by 2016. This is an individual limit; families have a limit of $2,085.[41][42] Exemptions to the fine in cases of financial hardship or religious beliefs are permitted.[41] * Insurers are prohibited from establishing annual spending caps.[10] * Expand Medicaid eligibility; individuals with income up to 133% of the poverty line qualify for coverage, including adults without dependent children.[41][43] * Two years of tax credits will be offered to qualified small businesses. In order to receive the full benefit of a 50% premium subsidy, the small business must have an average payroll per full time equivalent ("FTE") employee, excluding the owner of the business, of less than $25,000 and have fewer than 11 FTEs. The subsidy is reduced by 6.7% per additional employee and 4% per additional $1,000 of average compensation. As an example, a 16 FTE firm with a $35,000 average salary would be entitled to a 10% premium subsidy.[44] * Impose a $2,000 per employee tax penalty on employers with more than 50 employees who do not offer health insurance to their full-time workers (as amended by the reconciliation bill)
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Cadillac Plan
 
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Secretary of State Kris Kobach schools us on a hard fact of life. Not everyone may have a Cadillac Health Insurance Plan like him. The rest of us must live within our resources. Video from the debate held February 17, 2018, at the State Republican Convention held in Wichita, Kansas. So far Kansas has forfeited over $2.4 billion in Federal Funds by refusing to expand Medicaid coverage. Current dollar count on Kansas Hospital Association home page http://www.kha-net.org/
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Obamacare: The Timeline
 
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Obamacare: The Timeline Hello everyone, Meagan Ray here with Insurance Marketing Enterprises. You can also find us online through our site and on Facebook and Twitter. Today's video is about the timeline of health care reform or "Obamacare." I will quickly cover the things that have been implemented since the law passed in 2010 and then go over the stages that are coming up. This is going to be brief, so 6 minutes tops. It might be a lot of information, but it's all listed below, so you can see it in print. In 2010: * Health care reform eliminated most of the lifetime maximums and annual maximums for coverage on plans * Dependent children up to age 26 could be covered under their parent's plan * High risk pools were developed at the state level for people with pre-existing conditions to get coverage through. As an example, in Colorado we already had Cover Colorado, but our state received additional funding for a plan called Getting Us Covered. * Health care reform eliminated pre-existing conditions for children ONLY, age 19 and under * Tax credits began for some small employers In 2011: * Employers were supposed to start reporting the cost of benefits to their employees; however, that has since been delayed * Over the counter (OTC) meds and other medical equipment no longer allowed expenses for HSA plans * Minimum Loss Ratios or MLR was implemented for the insurance carriers -- where they must spend 80 to 85 cents of every premium dollar earned on health care (on non-grandfathered plans) In 2012: * Claims review and appeals processes must be in place with every insurance carrier * Women's preventive health services must be covered at 100% (on non-grandfathered plans) * Employers with insurance became eligible for rebates due to MLR * Summary of Benefits and Coverage (or SBCs) and uniform glossaries now required for all plans In 2013: * Medicare withholding tax for those making more than 200K increased from 1.45 to 2.35% * Flexible Spending Accounts limited to $2500 * Health and Human Services (or HHS) evaluates each state's exchange to see if it's ready to go or not * Employers must report health care costs on W2 forms, for groups that issue 250 or more W2's each year * Employers need to communicate with employees about benefits and options with the exchange * Beginning July 31: insured people and self-funded plans will pay $1 per member to fund comparative effectiveness research of medical treatments -- it increases to $2 after 2013 * October 1: Federal and State health insurance exchanges open for people to buy policies with effective dates of January 1, 2014. This is where people can apply for plans with subsidies and advanced premium tax credits -- more info on this in an upcoming video * Group health plans must verify with HHS that they are compliant In 2014: On Jan. 1st: * State health insurance exchanges begin for individuals and groups under 50 employees * Individuals must buy health insurance or pay a penalty: either $95 or 1% of annual income * Employer "Pay or Play" goes into effect, so do the rules on full-time equivalent employees and limiting waiting periods for coverage to 90 days * Medicaid Expands * The health insurance exchange plans begin providing coverage * No pre-existing conditions for adults (remember that went away for children in 2010) * No annual benefit limits go into effect * Insurers must cover the cost of clinical trials * Rewards or incentives for wellness are allowed up to 30% of the cost of coverage for a single person On Jan 15th: * Employers begin paying quarterly fees for transitional reinsurance programs In 2016: * States can form Health Care Choice Compacts where plans can be offered across state lines In 2017: * Employers with less than 100 employees can purchase coverage through the exchanges In 2018: * 40% tax on "Cadillac" Plans Now that we've covered the timeline, I hope you'll have a better understanding of when many of the provisions went into place and what's coming up next for health care reform implementation. No one expects everyone to understand this or be able to navigate the insurance industry alone -- so reach out to a broker or agent near you! It's important to have a trusted adviser guide you in these kinds of decisions. If you like the information I've provided today, subscribe to our channel, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. It's important to be informed, and we'll do our best to be your resource.
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Health Care Reform Webinar 1-25-2018
 
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Covered in this video: - New Administration: -- Delay of Medical Device Tax (2.3%) which was not enforced in 2016 or 2017 but is back in effect 2018 -- Two Year Delay of the Cadillac Tax -- Elimination/Delay of 2 years of the Health Insurance Tax (approximately a 2.7% increase in premiums is affiliated with this Tax) -- AND… Six year CHIP funding w/88% Federal Funding for the first 2 years. After 2 years, the Federal funding portion reverts back to pre-ACA levels (Avg 71%) -- Senator Ted Cruz pushing for ACA Repeal in 2018. Will it happen? - Aetna: New Master Service Agreements. Groups will receive new forms with required signatures. The detailed information is in this week’s HCR. - Aetna: $50 per employee bonus extended for new AFA groups w/ 5-50 Lives from 2-1 through 1-1-19 effective dates! - HBS New 2018 Small Group Business Application. (info on St Vincent and UPMC Hamot in newsletter) - Orion Program – Guest Speaker Next Week - HHS Nominee for HHS Secretary: Alex Azar II, former Pharmaceutical Rep. Meeting resistance because he is not considered to be a huge fan of the EHBs. Appointment has been approved! More change coming? - Open Forum
Wake and Bake # 31 101 Taxes
 
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As I said Taxes?? In a "Free country". Federal income tax State income tax Local income tax Employee social security tax (your employer pays the other half) Employee Medicare tax (your employer pays the other half) Property taxes Road toll charges State sales tax Driver's license renewal fee TV Cable/Satellite fees & taxes Federal telephone surtax, excise tax, and universal surcharge State telephone excise tax and surcharge Telephone minimum usage and recurring/nonrecurring charges tax Gas/electric bill fees & taxes Water/sewer fees & taxes Cigarette tax Alcohol tax Federal gasoline tax State gasoline tax Local gasoline tax Federal inheritance tax State inheritance tax Gift tax Bridge toll charges Marriage license Hunting license Fishing license Bike license fee Dog permit/license State park permit Watercraft registration & licensing fees Sports stadium tax Bike/nature trail permit Court case filing fee Retirement account early withdrawal penalty Individual health insurance mandate tax Hotel stay tax Plastic surgery surcharge Soda/fatty-food tax Air transportation tax Electronic transmission of tax return fees Passport application/renewal fee Luxury & gas-guzzler car taxes New car surcharge License plate and car ownership transfer taxes Yacht and luxury boat taxes Jewelry taxes & surcharges State/local school tax Recreational vehicle tax Special assessments for road repairs or construction Gun ownership permit Kiddie tax (IRS form 8615) Fuel gross receipts tax Waste Management tax Oil and gas assessment tax Use taxes (on out-of-state purchase) IRA rollover tax/withdrawal penalties Tax on non-qualified health saving account distributions Individual and small business surtax (page 336 of Obamacare) Estimated income tax underpayment penalty Alternative Minimum Tax on income Business Taxes & Fees Federal corporate income tax State corporate income tax Tax registration fee for new businesses Employer social security tax Employer Medicare tax Federal unemployment tax State unemployment tax Business registration renewal tax Worker's compensation tax Tax on imported/exported goods Oil storage/inspection fees Employer health insurance mandate tax Excise Tax on Charitable Hospitals (page 2001/Sec. 9007 of Obamacare) Tax on Innovator Drug Companies (Page 2010/Sec. 9008 of Obamacare) Tax on Medical Device Manufacturers (Page 2020/Sec. 9009 of Obamacare) Tax on Health Insurers (Page 2026/Sec. 9010 of Obamacare) Excise Tax on Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans, i.e. "Cadillac" plans Tax on indoor tanning services Utility users tax Internet transaction fee (passed in California; being considered in other states and at federal level) Professional license fee (accountants, lawyers, barbers, dentists, plumbers, etc.) Franchise business tax Tourism and concession license fee Wiring inspection fees Household employment tax Biodiesel fuel tax FDIC tax (insurance premium on bank deposits) Electronic waste recycling fee Hazardous material disposal fee Food & beverage license fee Estimated income tax underpayment penalty Building/construction permit Zoning permit Fire inspection fee Well permit tax Sales and Use tax seller's permit Commercial driver's license fee Bank ATM transaction tax Occupation taxes and fees (annual charges required for a host of professions). For those asking for an email or snail mail address I will put them here in future videos since Scott told me how to do it. Thanks Scott. punapeter@gmail.com Checks for sponsoring an animal can be made to cash, (easier for the bank) and sent to: Mango Acres HCR 2 Box 6424 Keaau, Hi. 86749 and if you wish to patronize my work checks can made out to cash and can be sent to: Peter HCR 2 Box 6968 Keaau, Hi. 96749 Mahalo Nui Loa for your support. Let's keep it commercial free. This is a public supported channel.
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Chet Marko State of Health Insurance for 2018
 
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What is going on with Health Insurance for 2018. A explanation of the options that are available for Texans and how each one works.
What happened to my Cadillac?
 
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Are you familiar with the term "Cadillac Long term care policy"? For a period of time a person was able to purchase a Cadillac Long-term Care policy, meaning for a modest annual premium, the payoff once in a facility, covered everything under the sun. Those have gone the way of the Dodo Bird. In this video, Rob Brinkman, explains how the insurance industry has addressed this problem and actually designed a better solution by utilizing a LTC Rider inside a Life Insurance Policy. In the past, there were only a couple of long term care carriers. In fact, at one point there was a single carrier that had almost 50% market share. Of course this also came with a bunch of risk and when long term care costs started escalating, many of these carriers were forced to make some big changes including raising premiums and capping benefits. Now although these "Cadillac" LTC plans aren't around today like they used to be, there is some very positive news as a few life insurance policies have created a "best of both worlds" scenario by adding some incredible long term care riders to the life policy. These LTC riders inside the life insurance policy give the owner some incredibly powerful long term care benefits alongside a tax-free death benefit in case of death of owner. So although the Cadillac policy is gone, the new hybrid life and LTC policies available today could even be more powerful for you and your specific situation. Make sure to check out Retirement Harvest to download some incredible retirement reports and white papers. http://www.retirementharvest.com
2017 Vehicle Insurance Policy | The Correlation Between Lifestyle and Workers Health
 
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When Was State Childrens Health Insurance Program Established?
 
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Page 9. Summary. The State Childrens Health Insurance Program. (SCHIP) was established by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 to expand health insurance coverage to uninsured children in families with income that is modest but too high to qualify for Medicaid. The first the children's health insurance program (chip) was signed into law in act and provides states option to establish benefits cover programs for strategic objectives performance goals described balanced budget of 1997. Kp url? Q settings ads preferences Children's health insurance program overview. Googleusercontent search. Jan 10, 2017 children's health insurance program overviewthe (chip) was created by the balanced budget act of 1997 and enacted title xxi social security formerly known as state schip in a ten year program; To continue past federal fiscal 2007, passage reauthorization bill required. State children's health insurance program (schip) asha. Clinton promoted children's health care the state insurance program congressional. Aspx url? Q webcache. The program, created in 1997, promotes health kaiser permanente healthcare plans ad shopplans. The children's health insurance program the pew charitable trusts. Chip gives states financial support to the state children's health insurance program (now referred as chip was created a congress adopted budget resolution that reserve mar 18, 2008 we had not previously reason question her role in creation of (schip) during jul 17, 2014 (chip) established 1997 provide coverage for uninsured children who are low income but nov 29, legislative summary fact operate separate child can establish h. States must do the following submit a written schip plan for approval. The children's health insurance program (chip) was created in 1997 as a by every state to provide those children who neither qualify for nov 27, 2014 working closely with medicaid programs, chip is able low cost coverage nearly 8 million and teens abstract. With these legislative requirements, congress established a basic template for schip accountability feb 1, 2007 the state children's health insurance program past, present, and future was created in 1997 to insure children families with too (chip) is partnership between federal governments that provides low cost coverage 6, 2017 1997, strong bipartisan support. Children's health insurance program wikipediaoverview of the state children's past, present, and center for children (chip giving hillary credit schip factcheck. Children's health insurance program reauthorization act of including that the state has established an income eligibility level at least 185. Sixteen years ago, the 105th congress, responding to needs of 10 million children in united states who lacked health insurance, created jul 17, 2017 children's insurance program (chip) was established as part chip itself is structured a federal state partnership (schip) designed provide coverage for whose families earn too much qualify jan 6, 2008 she pointed her role star
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Steve Leser on Cashin In 10-24-09 Regarding Cadillac Health Care Tax Exemptions for Federal Workers
 
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Steve Leser on Fox News' Cashin In 10-24-09 Regarding Cadillac Health Care Tax Exemptions for Federal Workers. A proposal exists to tax health care plans that are worth above a certain threshold. Exemptions are proposed for unions and now federal workers. Steve Leser defends the idea of the exemption for Federal workers against the Cashin' In crew.
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Obama lies about "cadillac" plan taxation.
 
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I didnt put this video together. I found it at nakedemperornews.com. Great site that exposes many political lies.
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No Cost Enrollment Strategy for State Health Insurance Exchanges
 
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This Fall, state Health Insurance Exchanges will begin enrolling low-income families in health insurance plans, and allowing them to pay for their insurance with premium tax credits, or subsidies. Exchanges are essential to fulfilling the promise of health care reform, but they're untested, and in many cases behind schedule and over budget. Leaders in both parties believe we should not leave the enrollment effort solely in the hands of unproven exchanges. Many have urged the Department of Health and Human Services to seek help from companies in the private sector. Health and Human Services embraced this approach with regulations that allow states to partner with licensed online health insurance marketplaces from the private sector. This approach creates strong public / private partnerships that combine the best of government and business. But, how would these marketplaces work with a state's exchange? Here is an example of how this process could work: - If we assume many people will do what they're already doing today, every day. - A person who goes to Google or Bing, might search for "health insurance" - The first "free" result they're likely to see is the online health insurance marketplace, eHealthInsurance.com - After clicking on that result, the individual would find themselves on an online marketplace and do what comes naturally, click "find plans" - The consumer then provides some basic anonymous demographic information -- age, gender, zip code, family size and the date they want their coverage to start - An marketplace approved to enroll consumers in qualified health plans using premium tax credits would also need to make the consumer aware that they may be eligible for a subsidy or premium tax credit. - To determine their potential eligibility, the visitor could simply select their income range. - With that small bit of information, an online marketplace could let those who -- based on estimated income and family size - are likely to be eligible for a subsidy to apply for assistance... - A licensed online marketplace could then quickly let the customer know that they may be eligible for a subsidy, and explain the process they'd need to undertake to apply for a subsidy - From here, a consumer could be sent to an exchanges subsidy application page -- all the while having access to a licensed agent or other support resources from the third party online marketplace - Once the subsidy application is complete -- an individual could shop directly on the exchange through an iFrame... - or, depending on the private marketplace's integration with an exchange, customers could shop for insurance using their subsidies right on the online marketplace. - In either case, federal regulations make it clear that customers must be presented with every plan available on the exchange -- again, the exact same plans at the exact same prices as they're displayed on the state's exchange - with the subsidy applied to the cost of the plan.
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ACA Special Edition: King v Burwell – what is the employer impact?
 
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The U.S. Supreme Court has issued its decision in King v. Burwell. The Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) permits the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide tax credits for health insurance purchased through a federal Exchange (Marketplace). But what does the ruling mean for business owners, HR directors and benefits providers? Will IRS information reporting still be required? Could Congress step in and propose changes to the existing ACA law? View our webcast for answers to these questions.
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DEMOCRATS SPLIT ON TAXING CADILLAC HEALTH CARE PLANS
 
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On the Ed Show Anthony Weiner and TheNation's Katrina Vanden Heuvel discuss the opposition by unions to tax Cadillac health care plans . The Senate is for it and the House is against it . I'm against taxing health care plans also . However, I think taxing Cadillac health care plans that make above 300,000 a year is fair . If they put a strong public option in, I think we all should have to pay for it . We all are paying for it anyways . I don't know progressives ? What's your view on this issue ?
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2018 Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Update
 
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Insurance rates are going up. What's your best option? TDA Financial Services Insurance Program's webinar will help you make the best decision for you and your practice. It covers: - The proposed rate increases in the individual and small group markets - The changing dynamics of health insurance for 2018 - Which carriers and plans will be available
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WHAT DO PROGRESSIVES WANT IF NO PUBLIC OPTION IS INCLUDED
 
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First off this bill isn't pro-health care reform .It's more pro-insurance thanks to some ass hole conservative Democrats I hope who don't get elected next year .We should keep on fighting for a public option until the end . However, in the worst case scenario, should we not get a public option, we should fight to make this wealth care bill, well..., less wealth care and more health care.This senate bill has to merge with the House bill . Allot of progressives favor the House bill over the senate bill . So what are some of the things that would make this bill less painful to progressives ? 1) Lower fines for those who don't purchase insurance . In addition, we want to repeal anti-trust protection for insurance companies . (2) We want the re-importation PHARMA bill included .(3) a 4 year annual public trigger option measured by a set standard. If this standard is is not met, states have an automatic right to implement the public option with Federal funding .(4) Tax cadillac health care plans of those only making above a certain amount a year . If anyone wants to add to this list, please do so . If anyone is wondering why progressives are against this Ben Nelson wealth care bill, should read the link I provided below via FireDogLake.com . 1. http://seminal.firedoglake.com/diary/20064
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Ron Paul: Introducing the Private Option Health Care Act
 
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http://www.RonPaul.com 05/31/2010 Introducing the Private Option Health Care Act by Ron Paul Most everyone agrees that health care in the United stated has major problems, the biggest problems relating to skyrocketing costs. No one doubts the system is in need of reform. However, too many in Washington see tighter government controls as the solution. In fact, the problems are rooted in past government controls that created more problems than they solved. Ironically, laws and policies in the 1970s promoting health maintenance organizations, resulted from desperate attempts to control spiraling costs. However, instead of promoting an efficient health care system, HMOs took far too much control away from patients and physicians and gave it to the insurers. This excessive reliance on third-party payers instead removed incentives for insured patients to economize on health care costs, and allowed the problem to snowball. Furthermore, the third-party payer system created a two-tier health care system where people whose employers could afford to offer Cadillac plans have access to top quality health care, while others face financial obstacles in obtaining quality health care. For these and other reasons I introduced the Private Option Health Care Act last week. This bill places individuals back in control of health care by replacing the recently passed "tax, spend, and regulate" health care law with reforms designed to restore a free-market health care system. First, the bill would provide all Americans with a tax credit for 100% of health care expenses. This tax is fully refundable against both income and payroll taxes. It would also allow individuals to roll over unused amounts in cafeteria plans and flexible savings accounts. Next, it would provide a tax credit for premiums for high deductible insurance policies connected with a health savings account and allow seniors to use funds in HSAs to pay for "Medigap" policies. In addition, it would repeal the 7.5% threshold for the deduction of medical expenses and thus make all medical expenses tax-deductible. The Private Option Health Care Act allows Congress to correct the mistake it made last month by replacing the new health care law with health care measures that give control to individuals instead of the federal government and corporations. Our health is too vital to allow for the typical government interference and fixes. ---- Ron Paul is America's leading voice for limited, constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies. For more information visit the following sites: http://www.RonPaul.com http://www.CampaignForLiberty.com http://www.house.gov/paul http://www.YALiberty.org http://www.DailyPaul.com http://www.RonPaulForums.com
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Should You Play or Pay?  ACA's Employer Tackhammer Penalty Explained
 
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Employers must soon decide whether they are going to 'play or pay' under the Affordable Care Act (knows as ACA or health care reform). Under this provision of the ACA, employers with 50 or more employees face penalties if they don't offer health insurance coverage or if the coverage they offer is insufficient. John Hickman of Alston & Bird LLP (www.alston.com) explains the penalty for offering insufficient coverage—known as the tackhammer penalty (or Penalty B)--to the audience at BLR's Advanced Employment Law Symposium (AEIS) in Orlando, Florida. For Hickman's explanation of the sledgehammer penalty (for not offering coverage)—and more insights on whether it's best to play or pay, see our related video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn3RBJpbYyw Learn more about AEIS at http://AEISonline.com
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Community Rating, it s effect on mid sized employers health plans
 
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In 2016 employers with 50-99 employees will be faced with the changes caused by Community Rating. Watch my video discussing the changes employers will face, why they will reconsider to Pay or Play in the future and potential impacts of the Cadillac Tax
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What Is A Spousal Surcharge?
 
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Ready to pay a 'spousal surcharge' for health care? Houston spousal surcharge affidavit. What is the spouse or domestic partner coverage premium surcharge? . To avoid payment 26 feb 2014 a $50 per month surcharge will be required in addition to your premium if you have spouse or domestic partner enrolled on pebb what is the spousal surcharge? The an additional that apply when works and has access group 20 may 2013 considering. Why is scl health making this change? Scl believes that all employers should be equally responsible for paying the 15 jun 2013 a small but growing number of companies are planning to introduce 'spousal surcharges' husbands or wives who want stay on check appropriate box, sign, and date form. 11 jun 2011 as a result, you might be required to pay a spouse surcharge to cover your working spouse under your employer sponsored health insurance 1 sep 2016 the spousal surcharge is a monthly charge in addition to your regular medical coverage contribution premium for a spouse who is working or retired and who is eligible for medical coverage through their employer or former employer 25 mar 2015 an alternate design is a spousal surcharge approach. Spousal surcharge q&a seemybenefitsonline. This simply means that if you have a spouse 21 oct 2016 the spousal surcharge is an additional contribution pay when your domestic partner has access to medical coverage from working faqs. With a spousal surcharge program an employee must pay additional cost to cover working spouse who has the option elect health coverage from his or her employer and declined 25 apr 2013 companies are increasingly slapping surcharges on wives want be covered by their husbands' insurance 16 aug 2015 avoid affordable care act's so called cadillac tax rich benefit plans, adding of $100 month more important does not apply teamsters members programs have gained popularity in recent years surchargewhat is surcharge? The premium added if your access exclusions considerations caveats. Employers have considered eliminating coverage for the working spouse surcharge is a fee spouses who access to by another employer. Working spouse surcharge health plans frequently asked what is a spousal surcharge? Healthyquest. Sapling sapling 8577757 spouse surcharge insurance url? Q webcache. You must submit it to human resources. Working spouse surcharge faqs scl health. One of the ways employers are looking to contain healthcare costs is by levying surcharges on spouses a spousal surcharge provision verification offers identified option stay your plan if they pay monthly amount help offset direct spouse eligible for other employer group coverage and enrolled in state employees' health insurance (sehip) you will be subject 10 may 2017 its simplest form, an either impose spouse's coverage, or make that ineligible when What insurance? Health care benefits cost sharing what carve out penalizing forbes. How obamacare adds $100 a month to your spouse's coveragepsu office of human resources. S
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Webinar on The Ever-Changing ACA (Affordable Care Act), Status of Cadillac Tax
 
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In December 2015, many changes were made to the ACA that have an impact on when and how an employer complies with this complex and dynamic legislation. In this webinar, we covered the following topics: - Status of Cadillac Tax, and Impact on Employers - Common and dangerous fiduciary myths - A Look Ahead at 2016 and 2017 Speakers: - Sarah Friend, Employee Benefits Consultant of The Partners Group Employee Benefits Division - Iris Tilley, Partner with Barran Liebman LLP: http://www.barran.com/ More Information: http://www.tpgrp.com/2016/02/11/video-now-available-for-our-february-webinar-on-the-ever-changing-aca-affordable-care-act Founded in 1981, The Partners Group has been serving the financial and insurance needs of employers, medical professionals, and successful individuals for over 30 years. We are an independent consulting firm with services including employee benefits, business consulting, retirement planning, investment services, commercial and individual insurance. Although we have developed a national network and reputation, you can count on our local commitment and service. We deliver through the hard work of over 100 teammates, who tirelessly provide results greater than the sum of our parts. The Partners Group has offices in Portland, OR; Lake Oswego, OR; Bellevue, WA; Bend, OR; and Bozeman, MT. For more information, please visit http://www.tpgrp.com. 800-722-6339.
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Two Key ACA Provisions Extended: An Interview with Michelle Capezza
 
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Over the holidays, the U.S. government and federal agencies announced deadline extensions for two significant Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions. Information reporting deadlines for the tax year 2015 have been extended by several months, and the effective date for the so-called “Cadillac Tax,” a 40% excise tax on high-cost health plans, has been delayed until January 1, 2020. Michelle Capezza from Epstein Becker Green explains how the delay in the Cadillac Tax will affect employers. Click here for more information - http://bit.ly/1RTOzoJ This is an extended interview, an excerpt of which was featured as the top story in Employment Law This Week, Episode 11 (January 18th, 2016). That episode can be viewed here - http://bit.ly/1SmZF7a Visit http://www.EmploymentLawThisWeek.com. These materials have been provided for informational purposes only and are not intended and should not be construed to constitute legal advice. The content of these materials is copyrighted to Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. ATTORNEY ADVERTISING.
Jonathan Gruber and Stephen Parente discuss the Affordable Care Act
 
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Jonathan Gruber discusses the Affordable Care Act with MPR in June 2012 and specifically highlights how John Kerry came up with a politically deceptive means to move unpopular changes to employer sponsored healthcare into Obamacare utilizing the "Cadillac Plan Tax". You can find the full panel discussion here: http://www.mprnews.org/listen/?name=/minnesota/news/programs/daily_circuit_2/2012/06/15/dailycircuithealthcaredebate_20120615
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Supplemental Medigap Policies Fills The Coverage Gaps - Right on the Money - Part 4 of 5
 
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Subhead Medigap Policies Provide Seniors Can Fill Gap Coverage Synopsis Medigap policies are supplemental health insurance policies sold by private insurers, designed to fill “gaps” in health coverage provided by Medicare to help pay for services Medicare does not cover. You must be enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B before you need to purchase a Medigap insurance policy. Content For seniors 65+, and others who may qualify, there is an option called a Medigap policy. These policies are supplemental health insurance policies sold by private insurers, designed to fill “gaps” in health coverage provided by Medicare to help pay for services Medicare does not cover. Most Americans enroll in Medicare Parts A, B and D because they fear an unforeseen medical expense, and that’s just smart planning because medical bankruptcy is a potential outcome if you don’t plan accordingly. We’re living longer and are finding better ways to take care of ourselves, so you must ensure your Medicare is giving you the best benefits possible. Two primary factors to consider when choosing a Medigap policy are 1, needed benefits and 2, cost. Under federal regulations, private insurers can only sell “standardized” Medigap policies and they all differ. How and what should you look out for when choosing a policy? − Discounts. Maybe you’re a woman or a non-smoker, so insurers may offer discounts to certain people. − Medical underwriting. You might have to fill out a health questionnaire. Your answers determine if you’re eligible for a policy and at what cost. − Pre-existing conditions. There may be a six-month waiting period for a pre-existing condition under Medigap policies. − High deductible. Compare to other options. − Medicare SELECT. These policies require you use pre-selected hospitals and physicians. − Guaranteed renewable. After 1992, most Medigap policies are considered renewable and insurance companies can’t drop you. Policies issued before 1992 may not be guaranteed renewable. − Insurer pricing methods. The common methods insurance companies price Medigap policies, including community, issue-age and attained-age pricing. Watch the interview on the basics of Medicare with Curt Chojnowski, Principal at Executive Benefits Group and Medicare specialist. Curt has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and focuses on the ins and outs of Medicare coverage and can dive deep into the subject. Post 2010, available Medigap policies include Plans A, B, C, D, F, G, K, L, M and N. All plans differ when it comes to core benefits, skilled nursing, deductibles, charges, emergency travel, at-home recovery and preventative care. Plan F is what’s called the “Cadillac of Medicare,” because you’re virtually covered for everything with payment of your premium. Plan F can range from an additional $50 to $400 per month, depending on your state of residence. Talk to an insurance professional and shop around for the right Medicare coverage for you. National syndicated financial columnist Steve Savant interviews Curt Chojnowski on the basics of Medicare and the strategies available to seniors. Right on the Money is a weekly talk interview talk show for consumers. The show segments are distributed nationally as daily video press releases. (www.rightonthemoneyshow.com) https://youtu.be/QBB895RrFV4
Heller, Heinrich Introduce Legislation to Repeal Cadillac Tax
 
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(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced bipartisan legislation to fully repeal a provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) known as the “Cadillac Tax,” which taxes high-cost health insurance plans. The two Senators introduced a Senate companion to U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney’s (D-CT02) House legislation. Beginning in 2018, the “Cadillac Tax” would tax employers whose health insurance plans cost more than $10,200 a year for individuals and $27,450 a year for families at 40 percent of the cost above those limits.
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Americans’ federal ObamaCare subsidies in doubt?
 
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Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Paul Howard on the potential Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare.
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Policy primer What's in the GOP’s healthcare plan
 
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Trump Breaking News Network -Policy primer What's in the GOP’s healthcare plan. Republicans are quickly pushing ahead with their plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare. The GOP measure, called the American Health Care Act (AHCA), has advanced out of two House committees and is on its way to a floor vote in a matter of weeks despite taking fire from conservatives, some centrists and a range of healthcare groups. The measure repeals many core aspects of ObamaCare, including the subsidies to help people buy insurance, the extra federal funds for the expansion of Medicaid after 2019 and the law’s taxes and the mandates. In its place would be a new system centered on a new tax credit to help people afford insurance. Here’s a rundown: The GOP bill repeals ObamaCare’s subsidies and Medicaid expansion. The AHCA repeals ObamaCare subsidies that help offset the cost of insurance, as well as the expansion of Medicaid after 2019. In their place, the GOP bill would provide a new tax credit, ranging between $2,000 and $4,000 per individual, increasing with someone’s age and family size. Source: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/323307-policy-primer-whats-in-the-gops-healthcare-plan Trump Breaking News Network Ingles: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6KZqfNgPrGEJDRIUTHPwrQ https://youtu.be/O8LHvlHqkew TRUMPTBNN
#50Voices4Benefits: Rep. Joe Courtney on the inequitable "Cadillac Tax"
 
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Rep. Joe Courtney has been a relentless champion on the Hill for employers. He continues leading the fight against the inequitable 40% "Cadillac Tax" on healthcare! #50Voices4Benefits
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Senate votes to give green light to health care bill
 
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Link to article: http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/12/21/health.care.senate.vote/ Washington (CNN) -- Democrats won a major victory in their push for health care reform early Monday morning as the Senate voted to end debate on a package of controversial revisions to a sweeping $871 billion bill. The 60 to 40 party-line vote, cast shortly after 1 a.m., kept Senate Democrats on track to pass the bill on Christmas Eve. If it passes, the measure will then have to be merged with a roughly $1 trillion plan passed by House of Representatives in November. The Senate went into recess until noon Monday shortly after the vote. The vote left President Obama on the cusp of claiming victory on his top domestic priority and enacting the biggest expansion of federal health care guarantees since the enactment of Medicare and Medicaid over four decades ago. "Today, the Senate took another historic step toward our goal of delivering access to quality, affordable health care to all Americans," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said in a statement. The vote was the first of three this week requiring Democrats to win the backing of 60 members -- enough to break a GOP filibuster. Final passage of the measure, in the contrast, will require a bare majority in the 100-member chamber. "The die is cast. It's done," New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer proclaimed after the vote. Liberal Democrats are particularly upset with Reid's decision to abandon a government-run public health insurance option and an expansion of Medicare to Americans as young as age 55 -- ideas strongly opposed by Lieberman and other centrists. Among other things, they have agreed to subsidize insurance for a family of four making up to roughly $88,000 annually, or 400 percent of the federal poverty level. They have also agreed to create health insurance exchanges designed to make it easier for small businesses, the self-employed and the unemployed to pool resources and purchase less expensive coverage. Both the House plan the Senate bill would eventually limit total out-of-pocket expenses and prevent insurance companies from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions. Insurers would also be barred from charging higher premiums based on a person's gender or medical history. Medicaid would be significantly expanded under both proposals. The House bill would extend coverage to individuals earning up to 150 percent of the poverty line, or roughly $33,000 for a family of four; the Senate plan ensures coverage to those earning up to 133 percent of the poverty level, or just over $29,000 for a family of four. The Senate bill also cuts Medicare by roughly $500 billion. It does not include a tax surcharge on the wealthy, however. It would instead impose a 40 percent tax on so-called "Cadillac" health plans valued at more than $8,500 for individuals and $23,000 for families. The Senate bill would also hike Medicare payroll taxes on families making over $250,000; the House bill does not. Another key sticking point: the dispute over a public option. The House plan includes a public option; the more conservative Senate plan would instead create new nonprofit private plans overseen by the federal government. Individuals under both plans would be required to purchase coverage, but the House bill includes more stringent penalties for most of those who fail to comply. The House bill would impose a fine of up to 2.5 percent of an individual's income. The Senate plan would require individuals to purchase health insurance coverage or face a fine of up to $750 or 2 percent of his or her income -- whichever is greater. Both versions include a hardship exemption for poorer Americans. Abortion has also been a sticking point for both chambers. A late compromise with Catholic and other conservatives in the House led to the adoption of an amendment banning most abortion coverage from the public option. It would also prohibit abortion coverage in private policies available in the exchange to people receiving federal subsidies. Senate provisions, made more conservative than initially drafted in order to satisfy Sen. Nelson, would allow states to choose whether to ban abortion coverage in plans offered in the exchanges. Individuals purchasing plans through the exchanges would have to pay for abortion coverage out of their own funds. Nelson told CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday that he would withdraw his support if the final bill gets changed too much from the Senate version under consideration. Among other things, Nelson had a provision added to the bill requiring the federal government to cover Nebraska's costs for expanded Medicaid coverage after 2016. No other state is currently slated to receive such a benefit.
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Navigating the New Health Care Regulations for Wellness Programs
 
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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other recent federal initiatives encourage employers to offer wellness programs at the workplace, to use financial incentives that encourage employee participation, and to impose surcharges on workers who practice negative health behaviors such as smoking. However, the ACA also presents challenges to providing those programs, including the use of incentives through medical premium contributions and tobacco use surcharges with respect to the affordability of the employer's group health plan. This webinar provided an update on opportunities and potential pitfalls under the current and proposed wellness program regulations. In addition, an overview of value-based insurance design and some examples of wellness program incentives models were also be presented.
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Insights: How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect Hawaii's Seniors, Uninsured and Part-time Workers?
 
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How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect Hawaii's Seniors, Uninsured and Part-time Workers? Our nation is undergoing one of the biggest reforms to health care since the 1960s. In Hawaii, some of the biggest changes will affect our senior citizens who rely on Medicare for their health insurance. Obamacare, as it's become known, also affects workers who earn too much to qualify for government-subsidized health insurance but not enough to pay for private plans. Under the federal law, affordable health insurance should be available through the Hawaii Health Connector in October, and uninsured residents who don't take advantage of those plans by 2014 will face penalties. Malia Mattoch hosts the second of two shows on the Affordable Care Act. Scheduled guests: Cheryl Matheis, Senior Policy Strategist, AARP; Tom Matsuda, Affordable Care Act Implementation Manager, State of Hawaii; Sherry Menor-McNamara, Incoming President, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; and Tony Saguibo, Vice President of Government Programs, HMSA.
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Repeal the Health Insurance Tax in ObamaCare
 
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Today, U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and John Barrasso (R-WY) are introducing legislation to save jobs and prevent health insurance premiums from skyrocketing for America's small businesses and families. The Jobs and Premium Protection Act, repeals the costly, job-crushing health insurance tax (HIT) included in the President's health care law. "Chock full of tax hikes, mandates and government overreach, the President's $2.6 trillion health spending law is an anchor around our economy's neck," said Hatch. "The health law's insurance tax is especially damaging, undercutting our economic recovery by increasing the cost of health coverage. Money that could go to higher wages, new workers, or investment will instead go to pay this new tax. With insurance premiums already skyrocketing and unemployment hovering at 9 percent, this tax makes no sense. The President is demanding jobs legislation; he should start by supporting the repeal of this tax." "Our legislation repeals President Obama's unfair, hidden tax on America's job creators, and will save thousands of jobs across the country," said Barrasso. "With 9 percent unemployment, hardworking Americans cannot afford to be hit hard by even higher premiums. We need to stop the HIT on our economy now -- before it starts. This tax is just another example of how the President's trillion dollar health spending law is only making things worse for small businesses and their workers."
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President Obama regarding federal healthcare reform bill on 6/15/2009
 
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President Obama said during our national debate over federal healthcare reform bill on 6/15/2009 said that if we like are healthcare plan and doctor, we can keep them. This doesn't seem very true either.
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Benefits Compass - ACA Compliance - IRS 6055 & 6056 Reporting
 
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Full, Accurate & SECURE completion of employer IRS reporting requirements under ACA. Personal records are created on each employee for each tax year. Comprehensive Pay-or-Play analysis and Cadillac Tax calculations. Modeling different contribution strategies, and output reporting for employers.
Exclusive interview: St. Peter Life Plan and Memorial Chapels
 
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