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After Colorado’s Legislature returned in late May to one of the most unusual legislative sessions in recent history, a flurry of bills was introduced and passed in an abrupt end to the legislative cycle. Among the approved pieces of legislation was SB-205 or “Healthy Families and Workplaces Act” requiring new…
There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has created various financial constraints on Americans. From job losses and furloughs to the need for continued healthcare coverage and tax savings, our communities are feeling the pain. To provide some economic relief, the IRS and Department of Labor (DOL) recently released more…
Friday, 15 May 2020 12:25

The CARES Act Student Loan Deferment

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To help ease some of the financial stress many Americans are facing due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities Act, or the CARES Act in late March. The CARES Act was responsible for a number of programs including the stimulus checks…
Friday, 17 April 2020 14:08

A Summary of the COVID-19 Relief Acts

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Life has become more challenging for most of us as we sift through the various demands COVID-19 has added to our work and personal lives. The financial concerns of individuals and companies is just one area of added stress we’re facing. Since March 4, 2020, there have been four COVID-19…
Most HR professionals are aware that the ACA’s individual mandate no longer exists, meaning that most Americans will no longer need to verify on their 2019 tax return that they had health insurance. Not all are aware, however, that there are five states plus the District of Columbia where your…
On October 23, 2019, The House Ways and Means Committee voted to send two bills to the House floor for a vote that could favorably impact healthcare consumers.
Many employers are offering High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) to their workforce these days, and they sometimes express concern that members with chronic conditions may delay much-needed routine care because of the financial burden they experience while meeting their deductible. Good news is on the horizon! On July 17, 2019,…
The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee is due July 31, 2019 for employers with any type of self-funded plan and/or a Health Reimbursement Arrangement. The fee helps fund unbiased research that evaluates the clinical effectiveness of medical treatments regardless of the profit potential. This fee is also known…
Friday, 17 May 2019 12:47

Healthcare Bills on the Governor’s Desk

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While the legislative session in early 2019 included proposals in civil rights, economic security, and educational programs, there was also a large focus on healthcare initiatives. Coloradans continue to express concern about the affordability and access to quality healthcare coverage, and the state legislators believe they are making important strides…
Friday, 10 May 2019 11:27

Not All Surprises are Good

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Over the past year, Fall River has seen an increase in a provider practice called “surprise medical billing” or “balance-billing.” Out-of-network providers will bill the patient even though they were seen at an in-network hospital and had no choice in who they were treated by. We have been anxiously awaiting…
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