More Health Insurance Changes for California

California-Health-Insurance-Changes
We recently received an email with 2 new health insurance updates for California. We couldn’t pick just one to post about, so we decided to summarize them both for you. 1. SB 1446 was signed signed by Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown, Jr. on July 07, 2014 and will pr
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Ensuring AND Insuring Your Summer Vacation???

Ensuring-Insuring-Summer-Vacation
Ok, so we’ve shared quite a bit about travel insurance so that may be what came to mind first, but have you thought about how your health and life insurance could come into play, too? Since the thought of needing your life insurance is not too pleasant a thought, let’s foc
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What Are Your Employer’s Concerns About Private Exchanges?

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As we enter a new fiscal quarter, we read an article in Employee Benefit News entitled “Employers identify barriers to private exchange adoption” and are wondering how many of these issues are also issues for you. According to the article: 1. “[E]mployers are interes
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Health Insurance Pop Quiz…Only 5 Questions…And Their Answers

Health Insurance Pop Quiz
We are only days away from closing out the first quarter since the end of the first open enrollment period under “Obamacare“. Before we share with you the results of a new study we were sent, please take just a moment to think about what you expect the study to show. 1. Do
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Domestic Violence: 20 Years after OJ Simpson’s Slow Speed Chase

Domestic Violence: 20 Years after OJ Simpson's Slow Speed Chase
On this 20 year anniversary of O.J. Simpson’s famous Bronco chase, domestic violence is still all too prevalent. You may not immediately think of this as a insurance issue, but a few studies have shown that it can be. Did you know that before the Affordable Care Act, domestic vi
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What…There are Discrepancies…In the New Health Insurance Program?!

Health Insurance Program
The AP recently posted an article with updated figures on those that enrolled in the health insurance exchanges during the first open enrollment period. According to the article, “More than 2 million people who got health insurance under [the Affordable Care Act] have data discr
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2 Prostate Cancer Sniffing Dogs…In Italy

2 Prostate Cancern Sniffing Dogs
It is not often that we get to combine two of our favorite topics in one blog post: Dogs in the workplace…in this case, health care…yay! This MedCity article (originally provided by Reuters) was brought to our attention: “Man’s Best Friend May Also Be Able to H
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Small Employers Still Unprepared for Obamacare Mandates

Small Employers Still Unprepared for Obamacare Mandates
I know, you thought we were done with this topic. And we were. For awhile. But here’s what we’ve learned from a recent article published by Inc: Small Businesses are still NOT prepared for Obamacare mandates. Are you an employee of a small business? Are you a small busines
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Healthcare Spending Increases…Surprised?

healthcare spending increases
Last week, Bloomberg News reported that: “Health Spending Gains as Obamacare Patients Use the Plans” Ok, is this really a news flash? Well, no, but not for the reasons you may have thought. We bet you thought spending rose because more people bought the insurance. Well, ye
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Effects of Alcohol on Your Workplace

Effects of Alcohol on Your Workplace
We received an email from HealthNet that intrigued us enough to look at other articles. The best we found was posted by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) Interestingly, there seems to be a bit of a discrepancy between the 2 articles. According to HealthNet
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