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What a Trump Win COULD Mean for Healthcare

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in News | 0 comments

What a Trump Win COULD Mean for Healthcare

My personal perspective is that all politicians lie and the closer you get to the election and the higher the office, the bigger the lies. This is in sharp contrast to my usual inclination to trust people and give them the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise.

Thus, you must judge candidates by their past political performance. The problem is, Trump has no political past. So, here’s how I have been looking at the outlook under a Trump presidency.

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Actuarial perspective on the ACA’s 3:1 age ratio

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Actuarial perspective on the ACA’s 3:1 age ratio

Mac McCarthy provided an actuarial point of view on problems with the Affordable Care Act’s mandatory 3:1 age ratios in a subscriber-only Inside Health Insurance Exchanges story entitled How Switching to 5:1 Age-Rating Band May Impact Rates, Enrollment, CMS Spending…

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Conference of Consulting Actuaries Annual Meeting

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Conference of Consulting Actuaries Annual Meeting

The premier consulting actuaries’ education and networking meeting is next week (October 23rd – 26th) in Las Vegas

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Decline and Fall of Employer Sponsored Healthcare

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Decline and Fall of Employer Sponsored Healthcare

In a recent blog post on the importance of choosing your pension actuary wisely, John Lowell provided a succinct history of congressional actions that have led to the current sorry state of private pension plans in America.

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Are Domestic Partner Benefits Now Obsolete?

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Are Domestic Partner Benefits Now Obsolete?

Domestic partner benefits began more than 30 years ago as an effort to offer benefits similar to spousal benefits to gay and lesbian employees that were otherwise unqualified for such benefits due to prohibitions on marriage between same sex couples. These days, many states provide domestic partner benefits to employees. Many companies within the private sector also offer domestic partner benefits. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2014 about 35 percent have access for same sex partners and 30 percent of private industry workers have access to domestic partner benefits for opposite sex partners.

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How We Can Improve Medical Billing

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in News | 0 comments

How We Can Improve Medical Billing

Medical billing has been widely scrutinized as overly inflated and confusing. The gamesmanship involved with negotiated fees/network discounts and multi-dimensional cost-shifting really has gotten out of hand.

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