Do You Double Pay for Your Health Care?

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Can you imagine having to pay for your health care benefits twice? It’s hard enough to pay for them once, right? What if your whole industry was required to pay for its healthcare benefits twice? What would you do if this was true for you? This is exactly what is happening with
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Is Health Care Reform Impacting Your 2014 Tax Return?

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Did you get your health coverage through California’s exchange, Covered California? Did you know that there may be tax ramifications of your enrollment? In last week’s Los Angeles Times article entitled “Obamacare: California sends 120,000 corrected tax forms, thousa
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Obamacare Tallies Are In

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Now that the Obamacare Open Enrollment Period is behind us, the last couple of weeks have been filled numerous articles. Below you’ll find a roundup of the most important articles so far this month. “Data on Health Law Shows Largest Drop in Uninsured in 4 Decades, the U.S.
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Where Are We After Anthem’s Cyber Attack?

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Were you one of those that were expecting us to write about Anthem’s cyber attack? Sorry that we disappointed you last week! But in response to the requests we’ve received, we are here to deliver today. For those readers that don’t know what we’re talking about
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Are Your Valentine’s Day Plans Being Marred by the ObamaCare Deadline?

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Are you unhappy with your 2014 health insurance choice? Are you a procrastinator? Have you been putting off diving into Covered California so you can get a better health plan for 2015? Well, your time is almost up. The deadline is upon you: Sunday, February 15, 2015. Although there ar
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Are You Caught Up In Aetna’s Pharmacy Network Mix-Up?

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Did you know that more than 400,000 Aetna members, who are also on Medicare, were caught by surprise when it turned out their pharmacy couldn’t, or wouldn’t, fill their prescription at what was thought to be the agreed upon rate? According to a recent article by Kaiser Hea
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Is HIPAA Compliance Enough Security?

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Who handles security in your office? According to many sources, medical identity theft is on the rise.   Thus, an interesting MedCityNews article caught our eye this week, entitled: “Cybersecurity in healthcare is now center stage. So who should be responsible?” Typically,
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Cancer May Suck Less for More Thanks to View Ray at UCLA

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Cancer sucks! Right? No one would argue with that, right?! Maybe soon it’ll suck a little less for some folks. Thanks to a UCLA Vital Signs mailing, we learned of a new MRI-guided radiation treatment. Did you know that tumors move? It makes sense, but I guess we never really tho
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Obamacare on 60 Minutes

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Did you watch the 60 Minutes article on Obamacare that aired on Sunday, January 11, 2015? We missed it, but found it online, though not available to embed here. Below the video, is the written transcript of the article.  The piece opens with Lesley Stahl saying: “This month mark
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Cuba is Open for Business, for Those with Travel Insurance!

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Did you hear that the embargo has been lifted (first time since 1962)? “The United States announced it would restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in the country following the release of an imprisoned American contractor Wednesday. The breakthrough in d
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