Category: Health Care Reform

Getting to 60 on HSA Expansion

August 22nd, 2018

“Democrats will point to statistics showing that most HSA owners don’t accumulate large balances because they don’t have sufficient discretionary income to contribute to the current statutory limits. . . But for many, an HSA is merely an alternative to a Health FSA. . . No one criticizes Health FSAs because participants don’t build balances.. Read more

An Omnibus and Three Priorities

March 14th, 2018

“Those folks need to answer to working families with extraordinarily high medical bills and tell them why Congress can’t find room in a $4 trillion (that’s $4,000,000,000,000) federal budget to provide them with an extra $2,000 or $3,000 of tax relief to pay their bills more easily.” William G. (Bill) Stuart Director of Strategy and.. Read more

The ACA, It Is a-Changin’

March 1st, 2018

“In this scenario, the government would conclude that if it allows Idaho to offer non-ACA-compliant plans, soon all “red” states will join the bandwagon and increasingly “push the envelope” to move more individuals from the ACA essential health benefits and other consumer protections.” William G. (Bill) Stuart Director of Strategy and Compliance March 1, 2018.. Read more

Constructing a Better HSA

February 14th, 2018

“And in perhaps the least visible effort to date, the administration is sifting through dozens of “innovation” proposals submitted late last fall designed to improve patient care, control costs and otherwise offer new approaches to delivering care.” By William G. (Bill) Stuart Director of Strategy and Compliance February 15, 2018 Health Savings Accounts have experienced.. Read more

A Packed Agenda

January 18th, 2018

“HIT assesses a levy on every fully-insured medical-plan premium. For example, a retired couple enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans will pay an additional $510 for coverage in 2018 to pay this new tax, according to actuarial consultancy Oliver Wyman. Working families are projected to experience a similar $525 – $550 increase.” William G. (Bill) Stuart Director of.. Read more

What If Amazon Bought CVS/Aetna?

January 4th, 2018

“An Amazon/CVS/Aetna combination would bring three very different businesses together in ways that would spur innovation to reduce costs, promote transparency, increase convenience and enhance the consumer and producer experience. It’s time for these three entities to realize and exploit the potential synergies.” William G. (Bill) Stuart Director of Strategy and Compliance January 4, 2018.. Read more

Disrupting the Medical System

September 28th, 2017

“A number of companies . . .  are ignoring the partisan activity in the nation’s capital. They’re rolling up their sleeves and providing meaningful alternatives to companies with the foresight and courage to make meaningful, disruptive changes in their approach to keeping their employees healthy at a cost that doesn’t compromise the company’s core business.”.. Read more

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