Category: Health Care Reform

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

No Reform? Now What?

September 14th, 2017

There was a lot more (and more successful) construction outside the Senate wing of the Capitol than there was inside this summer. “This approach can attract and retain talent, especially as Millennials become a majority of the work force. These workers have come of age in a connected world, shop online, seek customized products (their.. Read more

What Now?

August 2nd, 2017

“It’s unclear how the administration will act, given the mixed signals. The president wants medical insurance reform to be his major initial domestic legislative victory, which is still possible but less and less likely. At the same time, he’s done nothing to build a case for the GOP alternative. . . “ William G. (Bill).. Read more

The Employer Exclusion

July 20th, 2017

“As long as politicians and policy advocates see a $250 billion pot of money within their sights, the issue of tax treatment of group medical insurance premiums will dominate every discussion of health care reform and tax reform.” William G. (Bill) Stuart Director of Strategy and Compliance July 20, 2017 What is the employer exclusion?.. Read more

A Capitol Experience

June 22nd, 2017

“Today, the demographics of Health FSA and HSA owners are nearly identical – including family income. No longer is one account blue collar and one white collar.” William G. (Bill) Stuart Director of Strategy and Compliance June 22, 2017 I recently spent another day on Capitol Hill – my fifth trip this year to meet.. Read more

What Hath Congress Wrought?

May 11th, 2017

“The ACA is collapsing. Congress must do something. ‘Repeal and replace’ the ACA isn’t a political option. The question is whether the Republicans can tinker at the edges of the ACA (as they’ve done with the AHCA) or a bipartisan coalition plays the role of grown-ups and crafts temporary or permanent reform so that markets.. Read more

The “Other ACA Subsidies” Take Center Stage

April 27th, 2017

Want to learn more about the rules around HSA eligibility, contributions and distributions? Check out the 2017 edition of our popular Health Savings Account GPS booklet. It’s bullet-point format helps you find the information that you’re looking for quickly. “Because of the wording of the text of the ACA, it’s ambiguous as to whether CSR.. Read more

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