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Medicare Part D Creditable/Non-Creditable Coverage Notice Deadline is Approaching

Reminder: Deadline for Medicare Part D Creditable/Non-Creditable Coverage Notices Approaches Plan sponsors that offer prescription drug coverage must provide notices of creditable or non- creditable coverage to Medicare-eligible individuals before each year’s Medicare Part D annual enrollment period. Many plan sponsors fulfill this obligation by including the notices in their annual enrollment materials or in separate Read More

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PPACA, Smokers need not apply?

Under a provision of the law, smokers can be charged up to 50 percent more than nonsmokers for health insurance beginning in 2014. Current regulations allow companies to require workers who fail to meet specific standards to pay up to 20 percent of their insurance costs. George Washington University law professor John Banzhaf helped persuade Read More

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Health Reform Hits Main Street

Health care reform explained in “Health Reform Hits Main Street.” Confused about how the new health care reform law really works? This short, animated movie — featuring the “YouToons” — explains the problems with the current health care system, the changes that are happening now, and the big changes coming in 2014. Written and produced Read More