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Group plan increases smaller than individual rate spikes

The huge spike in health insurance premiums in the individual market due to the Affordable Health Care Act hasn't materialized for employer group plans, the major player...
Senate candidates share their views

...enough to qualify for Medicaid. And when these folks use the ER for their primary care, it drives up everyone's insurance premiums. Parnell's administration approved health insurers' rate hikes without adequate study and justification: these...
Workers' comp rates to increase

Workers' compensation insurance premiums that employers pay are likely to increase modestly in 2012...had the nation's second-highest workers' compensation insurance premiums at about 150 percent of the national average, below Montana...
State right to challenge health care reform

...finally shoe-horned through Congress last month. My wife and I both worked our entire adult lives and paid our insurance premiums all those years and loved the coverage we had. But when we reached our 60's we were forced, by Government fiat...
House approves workers' comp changes

...will slow the fast-rising workers' compensation medical costs that are driving up the costs of workers' comp insurance premiums employers must pay."This is an effort to reduce exorbitant costs in both the public and private sectors," Olson...

...that basically provide money to participating insurers to help them financially balance the risk and offset rising insurance premiums, said Dylan H. Roby, director of the Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program at the UCLA Center for...
HIT will ravage small businesses

...ravage small businesses, called the HIT (Health Insurance Tax). Studies show that this tax will make health insurance premiums rice by $5,000 per employee over a decade, while eliminating the tax could decrease the average family premium...
Health care budget fact check

...the cheapest of four major options offered by the new markets, the "bronze" plan. But, just like with auto insurance, premiums aren't the only potential expense for a consumer. Those who choose bronze will have to pay 40 percent of their...
CES concerned about Prop 1

...affected areas is the affect the closure could have on the insurance rating that decided, in part, homeowner's fire insurance premiums. Mokracek said that before the stations wen in at Kasilof and Funny River the ISO rating, which establishes fire...
Ready or not, health care changes coming

...over 10 years, Weinstein said. Those include a "Cadillac tax" on certain high-value plans, a tax on health insurance premiums, an excise tax on medical devices, the insurance mandate penalties and even a tax on tanning beds. Medicaid changes...


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