Workplace wellness programs have the potential to improve the overall health and well-being of employees by helping them adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles.
Tax time has just passed. For many people, that’s a time to take stock of finances and to start planning for the future. That should include plans in case you or a family member needs long-term care. It’s a tough topic. But if you plan ahead, you’re more likely to get the kind of care you want. Here are some questions and answers to help you jump-start the process.
If you need long-term care, what are your preferences?
Despite his past critiques of the Affordable Care Act, Ohio Governor Kasich announced last Monday that his state will accept federal funds to expand Medicaid, effectively ensuring access to health coverage for hundreds of thousands of Ohioans.
How many people will be eligible for a health insurance premium tax credit?
Explains value-based insurance design and high-value care, outlines the key elements that value-based insurance should include.
Some health insurance marketplaces allow “web brokers” to conduct direct enrollment. This means privately run web broker sites can enroll consumers in marketplace coverage and financial assistance without the consumers ever having to visit an official marketplace website.
Last week, Governor Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota announced that he, too, would support the Medicaid expansion in his state. This makes four Republican governors who have decided to accept federal assistance to expand health coverage to their residents.
Elaine Saly is a health policy analyst at Families USA and developer of the Navigators and In-Person Assisters Resource Center. She recently composed a toolkit and presentation on the navigator program, a new grant opportunity for existing organizations to expand their services by conducting outreach and assisting individuals with enrolling in health care coverage through the insurance exchanges. She discussed the program and this exciting opportunity with us.
A RAND Corporation Study released this week concludes that states would be smart to expand Medicaid. This is yet another study demonstrating what we have known for a while: The Medicaid expansion is a good deal for states.
Recently, there has been heated debate about the “rate shock” that some say young adults will experience as a result of the change in age rating under the Affordable Care Act. Today, insurers typically charge older Americans five times the amount they charge younger Americans. But, under the new law, insurance companies will be prohibited from charging older Americans any more than three times the amount they charge younger Americans in the individual market (insurance purchased outside of one’s job).