The Internal Revenue Service announced that the healthcare flexible spending accounts’ use-it-or-lose-it rule has been changed. The new rule has been changed to allow people to carry a maximum of $500 from one year to the next.
Starting 2014, insurers selling personal or small group plans must use
Community Rating. Insurers calculate the Community Rating and adjust
your cost based only on:
Your family size
Where you live
If you use tobacco
On November 14, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services implemented a transitional relief policy. This allows non-grandfathered health insurance plans to remain in compliance with new Affordable Care Act (ACA) market reforms through October 1, 2014.
Study finds that young drug abusers were up to 3 times more likely to suffer brain damage. http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=7759
This is why people need HealthCare Advocates:
On July 12th, the Speaker of the House and Senate Minority Republic Leader bestowed the Order of Merit on HealthCare Advocates’ president, Kevin Flynn.
The bad side of doctor performance ratings: Last week another surgeon told HealthCare Advocates that she will not accept difficult cases because she does not want her provider rating to drop.
Obama’s Affordable Care Act has mandated that 80% of premiums must be paid out in claims. To comply with this mandate, insurance companies are cutting customer service representatives forcing members to use less costly online portals. This will simply add to the insurance confusion for members.
Skin Secret: a remedy for dry skin is extra virgin olive oil. Add a few tablespoons to a warm bath, and watch your skin improve.
The 1994 Target Cities Project stated that patients who had been to a drug treatment program, attended a 12-step program and had counseling sessions had an 87% chance of abstinence six months post treatment.