Category Archives: Affordable Care Act

90 day grace period for Obamacare!!

This is completely insane!  Learned about this today reading this article in the Propublica. “Under the rule interpreting the law, insurers offering plans on the exchanges must provide [..]

Affordable Care Act, Obamacare

Individuals will be subject to two penalties in 2014

Early this year, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts repealed their Employer Fair Share penalty starting in 2014.  They did this, even though the Emploer Mandate does not start under [..]

Affordable Care Act, Individual mandate

Insurance Partnership has ended

One of the better programs the Commonwealth of Massachusetts offered was called the Insurance Partnership.  It helped employees of small companies (under 50 employees) , who were income [..]

Affordable Care Act

Obamacare Risk Corridor just another bail out

As discussed on this blog, the insurers based their rates through the exchanges based on an initial enrollment of 500,000 subscribers. The actual enrolled, however, was only 100,000.   [..]

Affordable Care Act, risk corridor

Individual mandate penalty needs to increase to make ACA successful

The key for Obamacare to succeed is that healthy people, who do not have health insurance, need to “jump in the pool”.  If they do not then when [..]

Affordable Care Act

Renew your plan in December 2013 may be a good idea

Lets assume your health insurance renews next April and you do not even consider looking at in until February when you get your renewal letter in the mail [..]

Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Quotes, Health Insurance rates

What does 50,000 enrollees in Obamacare mean

According to the Wall Street Journal  there will be between 40,000 to 50,000 the first month on the Federal website.  Far short of the estimated 500,000. More importantly [..]

Affordable Care Act

October 1st deadline for all employers

Health Exchange Notice Despite some delays in implementation, a major piece of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) still requires all employers – regardless of whether [..]

Affordable Care Act

34% increase is good news

Great story in WeeklyStandard on a 34% increase in Healthcare Premiums as being good news.       White House called this a 21% savings because many of [..]

Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act (ACA)–another delay

In another setback for President Obama’s health care initiative, the administration has delayed until 2015 another component of the ACA. The limit on out-of-pocket costs, including deductibles and [..]

Affordable Care Act