On Oct. 18, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance for individuals answering questions about health coverage on federal tax return. Beginning in the 2018 reporting year, when you prepare your 2017 federal tax return, you must indicate if you and […]
Open Enrollment Period The yearly period when people can enroll in a health insurance plan. Open Enrollment for 2018 runs from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. Outside the Open Enrollment Period, you generally can enroll in a health […]
Along with the Oct. 12 White House announcement that it will stop making Cost-Sharing Reduction (CSR) payments and Interim Final Rules issued by the tri-agencies (Departments of Health and Human Services [HHS], Treasury, and Labor) last week on contraceptive coverage, […]
Aetna Inc.’s $37 billion deal to buy rival insurer Humana Inc. was blocked by a federal judge, thwarting one of two large mergers that would reshape the U.S. health-care landscape. Aetna said it was considering an appeal.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and Texas Health Resources and Texas Health Physicians Group (Texas Health) have reached an agreement that will keep Texas Health in the HMO Blue Texas (Blue Essentials), Blue Choice PPO (BCA), Blue Advantage HMO(BAV) […]
Beginning with January 1, 2017 effective dates, the maximum duration of short-term health insurance policies is three (3) months. The legislation also prohibits short-term policy renewals and requires insurers to include the following statement on applications: THIS IS NOT QUALIFYING […]