Tag Archives: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

So Far, So Good: Open Enrollment and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

What a difference a year makes. The second Open Enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplaces in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont opened at midnight this past Saturday.  So far, so good.  This is a big change from the start … Continue reading

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Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Exchanges: Upcoming 2015 Changes

Coverage is available to firms with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees through the SHOP Exchanges. One intent of the SHOP is to decrease small firms’ costs for health insurance coverage.  From 1999 to 2009, health insurance premiums increased 123 … Continue reading

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How would you assess the first year of the Affordable Care Act’s Performance?

With several technological issues of the Health Insurance Marketplace (exchange) rollout, frustration mounted as visitors to the HealthCare.gov website for Maine and New Hampshire and the Vermont Health Connect website for Vermont were hampered from enrolling in health coverage. Eventually, … Continue reading

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Considerations for Selecting a Stand-Alone Dental Plan

Effective January 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires children to have dental coverage. (Major exceptions to this rule exist, including for those getting their health insurance through their employer.) Since pediatric dental coverage is now an “Essential Health … Continue reading

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Anthem BCBS to allow more non-ACA plans to renew

Anthem BCBS in New Hampshire has decided to allow plans coming up for renewal beginning on October 1, 2014 through the fourth quarter of this year to be renewed, even though the plans do not meet all of the Affordable … Continue reading

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The Affordable Care Act Forum for Small Business at SNHU: Another Success

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Small Business Forum at Southern New Hampshire University on April 10, was another success.  Many small business owners attended the free forum to learn more about how the ACA could impact them and their small … Continue reading

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Affordable Care Act forum at SNHU is a success

Yesterday’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) small business forum at Southern New Hampshire University was a success.  Nearly 300 small business owners attended the free forum to learn more about how the ACA could affect them.  Thank you to all of … Continue reading

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