Category Archives: Health Care Reform

NY Paid Family Leave for all employers

 

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Paid Family Leave is a reality for ALL New York employers beginning January 1, 2018.

Passed on April 1, 2017, this will be he richest Family Paid Leave coverage in the country.  Employees will be eligible for paid time off to care for a new child or sick family member.  All Employers with at least one employee (other than the owner) must comply.

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When can your employee disenroll from Medical?

If you are taking employee contributions on a pre-tax basis, there are rules surrounding when employees can join coverage (annual enrollment period, special election period), and there are rules about when they can change or drop coverage.

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Aetna goes to paper ID Cards

 

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Released by Aetna on 3/22:

We want you to know about a change we’re making to our medical plans in 2017. This information will help notify your clients and their members about this change.

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Oxford Network Updates

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Oxford, a subsidiary of United healthcare, continues to experience network growth in NY and NJ.  Here are the growth rates and raw numbers by network:

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This week in the “American Health Care Act”

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The administration has laid out a three pronged approach.  The first step is “Repeal and Replace ObamaCare” (which looks a lot more like “repairing” – which is probably good).  This would involve eliminating individual and employer mandates, unburdening the tax load placed by the ACA, revitalizing Medicaid, and expanding Health Savings Accounts.

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