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May 30, 2017

Here's to Wellness on Wheels!  As a League member I participated in Bike Month by biking to appointments and logging miles for the national bike challenge.  May this encourage you to promote personal and employment based wellness.  Contact Bill at Benefit Team to learn more: (800) 248-7114 or www.BenefitTeam.net

During Bike to Work Week, we were excited to welcome 34 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses. They join 1,343 workplaces in all 50 states and the District of Columbia t...

May 30, 2017

The Washington Post  (5/26, Sullivan, Cunningham, Snell) reported Republican Senators intend “to return from a week-long holiday recess with a partial draft of a bill to reshape the nation’s health-care laws,” yet “significant and persistent divisions in their ranks have cast the prospect of passing legislation into serious doubt after weeks of discussion.” The article said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other top GOP lawmakers “have bluntly voiced uncertainty about how they will rou...

May 17, 2017

On its website, CNBC  (5/16, Mangan) reports that on Tuesday, HHS unveiled “a new tool...to help states seek waivers from certain” ACA “rules, as the department continued the Trump administration’s push to undercut the Affordable Care Act.” This checklist is intended “to help states complete applications that could allow them to set up high-risk pools for sicker residents and establish state-operated reinsurance programs.”

May 16, 2017

On its website, CNBC  (5/15, Mangan) reports that on Monday, the Trump Administration “proposed that beginning in 2018, small businesses would no longer be able to enroll workers in health insurance plans through the” ACA “marketplace HealthCare.gov.” CMS explained that it was taking this action due to low enrollment. Data show “there are fewer than 233,000 people covered via SHOP plans – far short of the 4 million people that the Congressional Budget Office in 2014 had predicted would be covere...

May 5, 2017

Earlier today, the House passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a slim majority: 217 to 213. A chart reflecting the contents of the legislation is available below. The legislation will now go to the Senate where additional changes are expected in order to meet the reconciliation requirements of that chamber. NAHU supports some of the House's efforts to stabilize the market, such as through the creation of the Patient and State Stability Fund, establishing strong incentives for continuous...

May 3, 2017

Variety. Choice. Affordability.  That’s Smart.  That’s Covered California

Benefit Team, a certified insurance broker for Covered California for Small Business, and LISI one of California’s leading General Agents for Covered California for Small Business (CCSB), would like to share some valuable information that will help you understand the benefits small group clients can experience with Covered California..  After review of this post, contact Benefit Team at (800) 248-7114 or online at www....

May 2, 2017

 You might have heard that Health Saving Accounts are a benefit offering employers increasingly feel comfortable providing.  But do employees really understand HSAs?   This BenefitsPro story is excerpted from "2017 Health Savings Account Facts."

For example, one advantage to an HSA is that the employee doesn't have to save receipts for the employer to approve. However, this also means employees have more responsibility for showing compliance with HSA rules.

As they say, with freedom...

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