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New ACA Cost Sharing Rules: Are Over and Under Payments Inevitable? (Webinar) 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 11:04:00 AM Categories: Prior Presentations
The new cost sharing rules under the ACA will either help improve the most error-prone aspect of claim payment, or make a bad situation even worse. Which side will your plan fall on? That depends on how you handle these new cost sharing... read more
 

County Denied Tools to Trim Health Costs - Kaiser Health News article 

Monday, September 22, 2014 9:52:00 AM Categories: News and Views
This is the latest example of how employers (even large, public sector employers like Miami-Dade County) are being kept in the dark about what providers are actually getting paid (with public dollars, no less!). This “pay but don’t ask” approach... read more
 

2014 Employer Health Benefits Survey - Kaiser Family Foundation report 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:31:00 AM Categories: News and Views
If you haven’t seen the latest annual health benefits survey from the Kaiser Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust, check it out here. There is lots of interesting information, and an historical perspective that is very... read more
 

How the ACA can Impact Your Taxes - MI Health Answers article 

Monday, September 15, 2014 9:59:00 AM Categories: News and Views
Very timely advice. ACA is a game changer for tax filings and communicating those filings to employees. This piece provides a useful starting point to plan for those changes. read more
 

First Steps to Take with ACA Reporting - HIX article 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 2:18:00 PM Categories: News and Views
According to this recent Health Insurance Exchange article, the ACA reporting requirements are being defined. The time to prepare is now. Those who wait gain little and risk much. read more
 

ACA Communications: A Bigger Challenge than Pay-or-Play (Webinar) 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:43:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
Most employers will find the new ACA communication requirements a bigger challenge than the ACA Pay-or-Play requirements. Levels will vary but ACA communications are projected to add 300-400 new communication events each year for every 100... read more
 

The Status of ACA Compliance: What Various Employers are Doing and Planning (Webinar) 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:13:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
Curious about how other employers are handling ACA compliance? View this webinar. Health Decisions is conducting ACA assessments with self-funded employers. Preliminary results are revealing an interesting pattern of pleasant and unpleasant... read more
 

ACA and Competitive Bidding (Webinar) 

Thursday, June 26, 2014 5:09:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
If your plan advisor is telling you there’s nothing new for your group to see, get a new advisor. Never before have so many options been offered to all types of plans by such a diverse array of sources. This free webinar will survey this... read more
 

ACA Communications Requirements: An Employee Relations Opportunity (Webinar) 

Thursday, May 29, 2014 3:25:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
The Affordable Care Act requires a range of communications with employees and their families (consumers). This webinar presents ways to use these new communication requirements as part of a strategy to engage consumers. ACA elevates the role of... read more
 

"The Disruptive Power of Data" Presentation 

Thursday, May 22, 2014 3:24:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
On May 21st, 2014, Dr. Si Nahra spoke on "The Disruptive Power of Data" at the Knowledge and Networking 2014 Conference in Clearwater, Florida. The session was one of many conducted at Oceanus Partners' conference, titled "Disrupt the Status... read more
 
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