With health care appeals, a plan administrator can simply grant the appeal .
Health care reform applies nondiscrimination testing to all group health plans, including fully insured ones. The problem is that planning with the rules currently in place is like trying to build a skyscraper on a piece of swampland in the Florida Everglades.
The health agency said last week that Sebelius had been calling advocacy groups, doctors, churches and companies not regulated by HHS since March, asking for contributions to an independent nonprofit group promoting the health law.
New steps to reduce premiums and make it easier for Americans to enroll in the federally administrated Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan risk pool were announced May 31 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Internal Revenue Service has issued interim guidance to employers on the informational reporting requirements on each employee's annual Form W-2 of the cost of the health insurance coverage they sponsor for employees.
Currently, more than 12 million people in the United States need some kind of long-term care, with costs ranging from $20/hour for home health care to over $3,000/month for assisted living.