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    Topic: Healthcare Costs

    IRS Affordability Rule Changes for Families: What HR Should Know
    Picture of Sara Loomis Sara Loomis | October 19, 2022

    In addition to open enrollment and year-end housekeeping, Q4 often comes with the added stress of interpreting legislation that will take effect in...

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    Late-Stage Cancer Driving Rise in Employer Healthcare Costs
    Picture of Sara Loomis Sara Loomis | September 16, 2022

    As healthcare costs rise around the country, employers are searching for answers as to what is causing these increases. A full two and a half years...

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    Biden Passes Inflation Reduction Act: What You Need to Know
    Picture of Sara Loomis Sara Loomis | August 16, 2022

    President Biden has now signed H.R. 5376, or the Inflation Reduction Act, into law, and it will likely impact businesses and their employees’ health...

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    3 Reasons Why ACA Healthcare Costs May Rise in 2023
    Picture of Rebecca Ford Rebecca Ford | August 1, 2022

    With rising inflation and a possible recession looming, Americans are tightening their purse strings in preparation. However, for millions of...

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    Senator Schumer Pushes New Drug Pricing Reform Bill
    Picture of Will Miranne Will Miranne | July 20, 2022

    Senator Chuck Schumer hopes to bring about lasting change to drug reform with newly proposed prescription pricing legislation after a similar bill...

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    IRS Updates 2022 ACA Penalties
    Picture of Will Miranne Will Miranne | February 16, 2022

    The IRS recently updated ACA penalties related to section 4980(H), failure to file, and failure to furnish. It's crucial to understand these new...

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    Mark Cuban’s New Online Pharmacy Aimed at Curbing Drug Pricing
    Picture of Will Miranne Will Miranne | January 26, 2022

    Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, is perhaps best known for his tenure on the popular television...

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    What is a Catastrophic Health Plan and What Does it Cover?
    Picture of Will Miranne Will Miranne | January 24, 2022

    HR professionals are responsible for curating and implementing employer-sponsored insurance plans. Due to the complex nature of health insurance, it...

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    5 Resources to Help You Cut Health Costs in 2022
    Picture of Will Miranne Will Miranne | January 18, 2022

    When it comes to healthcare expenses many employees may struggle to fully overcome the financial burden. Medical needs and emergencies can very...

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    The No Surprises Act Takes Effect: What to Know for 2022
    Picture of Will Miranne Will Miranne | January 7, 2022

    With the No Surprises Act (NSA) now in place, there are new restrictions and regulations that must be followed by out-of-network health providers....

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