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Nonstop Wellness Blog

High-quality benefits for nonprofits.

Kathleen Callaghan

Kathleen Callaghan

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ACA Changes On the Horizon

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While the future of the ACA hangs in the balance, the fact remains that the law is still in existence until those critical decisions are made. As such, ACA mandates and regulations – both old and new – need to be strictly adhered to.
Below is a quick round up of changes to the ACA that are coming down the pike for 2017… at least for the foreseeable future.

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Editorial: Making "More Skin in the Game"  for Patients Work - Modern Healthcare

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This editorial piece by Merrill Goozner, editor of Modern Healthcare, looks at the challenges of rising healthcare costs, and how those rising costs impact employees' spending in other ways.

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Is High Deductible Health Insurance Worth the Risk? - The New York Times

Reed Abelson of The New York Times takes an alternate – and more positive – look at employee reactions to high deductible health plans (HDHPs).

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To drive real health care reform, look to what employers are doing - STAT

Hank Gardner wrote this article for STAT, discussing recent research about the correlation between healthcare cost increases and slow wage growth, and how employers can carry out “their own do-it-yourself, market-based health care reform.”

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How To Improve Employer Spending On Healthcare

In the wake of news around increases in household incomes (5.2%) and the slow growth of employer healthcare premiums, Leah Binder writes for Forbes about how more employers are looking for ways to support and streamline healthcare costs.

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The Missing Debate Over Rising Health-Care Deductibles - WSJ

Drew Altman writes on increasing deductible costs, “which are transforming the nature of health insurance from more comprehensive coverage to skimpier insurance with higher out-of-pocket costs.” 

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Employers passing rising healthcare costs onto employees - Benefits News

As the cost of providing employees with healthcare benefits rises (at an average of $500 per employee this year), many employers are choosing to push those costs onto employees in order to maintain budgets.

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Top Affordable Care Act Updates from  HR360

Be sure your organization is staying up-to-date on the most recent changes to the Affordable Care Act. HR360 has just announced changes to Pay or Play for 2016, out-of-pocket maximums for 2018, and Forms 1094-B and 1095-B instructions. Read More »

Companies move toward self-insurance as healthcare rates increase - Benefits News

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Amanda Eisenberg from Benefits News takes a look at how increases in employee healthcare (5-10% for many employees) is causing a shift to more self-funding.

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Burden of Healthcare Costs Moves to the Middle Class - The Wall Street Journal

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Anna Louie Sussman of The Wall Street Journal focuses on how middle class workers are struggling to pay for healthcare in a time when wages are stagnant, employers are cost-shifting, and deductibles are on the rise.

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