Monthly Archives: August 2014

  1. Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) for 2015

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    August 30, 2014 by Tony Novak

    Editorial note: IRS Notice 2013-54 clarified many of the issues in this blog post. This post was updated several times, …
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  2. Biggest threat yet to Obamacare: angry consumers

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    August 26, 2014 by Tony Novak

    The number of consumer complaints I receive through OnlineNavigator about out-of-pocket health care costs seems to be growing every week. …
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  3. Fix the health insurance product before boosting sales efforts

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    August 26, 2014 by Tony Novak

    Imagine that you are running a business that just had a dismal new product roll-out. Sales were much lower than …
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  4. When does your health coverage begin?

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    August 23, 2014 by Tony Novak

    I was pleased to finally get a simple question about Obamacare: when does coverage begin? http://freedombenefits.net/affordable-health-insurance-articles/What-day-of-the-month-does-health-insurance-start.html. That said, I know people …
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  5. Employer pays big fines for COBRA violations; no lessons to be learned

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    August 22, 2014 by Tony Novak

    I spent a little tome today reading up on the Books-a-Million court case where the courts awarded and affirmed substantial …
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  6. Consumers have more trouble finding short term health insurance choices

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    August 22, 2014 by Tony Novak

    I continue to see indications that consumers are confused about the best way to cover short term gaps in their medical …
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  7. Obamacare arbitrage boosts profit for hospitals

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    August 15, 2014 by Tony Novak

    Hospitals have found a way to arbitrage the Obamacare system to boost revenues and their bottom line. When an indigent …
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