Health insurance that works for you - and your employees

News

Family insurance premiums rise 4 percent for 2nd year In row, survey finds

Family insurance premiums rise 4 percent for 2nd year In row, survey finds

For the second year in a row, health insurance premiums for job-based family coverage rose a relatively modest 4 percent, reflecting slowed health spending. Nonetheless, many workers are likely to feel the increased pinch from higher deductibles.

Share
August 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Obesity across states – infographic

Obesity across states – infographic

Louisiana and Mississippi had the highest obesity rates – more than 34 percent of the adult population in both states was obese — while Colorado had the lowest rate at just over 20 percent.

Share
August 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pitching health insurace to the “young invincibles”

Pitching health insurace to the “young invincibles”

Premiums of younger, healthier adults will be important to balancing the cost of older, sicker Americans, but the challenge is convincing them they need the coverage

Share
August 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Set aside the soda

Set aside the soda

Try to kick your soda habit this week.

Choose water with a squeeze of citrus, unsweetened tea, or 100% fruit/vegetable juice instead of a soft drink to save calories and reduce your hunger.

Share
August 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Amid health law expansion, some states trim the Medicaid rolls

Amid health law expansion, some states trim the Medicaid rolls

The states, Maine, Rhode Island, Wisconsin and Vermont, are tightening eligibility requirements in an effort to shift parts of the Medicaid population into the online insurance marketplaces created by the health law.

Share
August 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Obamacare explained: Cartoon

Obamacare explained: Cartoon

Are you ready for Obamacare? Join the YouToons as they walk through the basic changes in the way Americans will get health coverage and what it will cost starting in 2014, when major parts of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” go into effect.

Share
August 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Republicans seek to confuse people about the health law, Obama says in Weekly Address

Republicans seek to confuse people about the health law, Obama says in Weekly Address

“A lot of Republicans seem to believe that if they can gum up the works and make this law fail, they’ll somehow be sticking it to me. But they’d just be sticking it to you.”

Share
August 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Paying more for health insurance in Massachusetts — and getting less

Paying more for health insurance in Massachusetts — and getting less

If Massachusetts residents have the feeling they’re getting less from their health insurance even though it’s costing more, there’s now evidence that they’re right.

Share
August 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
State revokes, suspends licenses of health care providers

State revokes, suspends licenses of health care providers

Washington State Department of Health takes disciplinary actions against health care providers, including suspensions and revocations of licenses, certifications, or registrations of providers in the state — Augutst 14th update

Share
August 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Health insurance exchanges to offer voter registration

Health insurance exchanges to offer voter registration

Two of the fiercest political disputes between Washington and the states could soon come together in legal fights that involve tying the new federal health care overhaul to voter registration.

Share
August 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Getting people back home after a nursing home stay

Getting people back home after a nursing home stay

These days, patients are often transferred from a hospital to a nursing home to recover. But, then, some never leave. One program works on getting them back home.

Share
August 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
How big of a subsidy will you get through Obamacare? Here’s an estimate:

How big of a subsidy will you get through Obamacare? Here’s an estimate:

If you buy your own health insurance, you’ve no doubt heard that subsidies will be available next year to help pay the premiums.

But will you get a subsidy and how much?

Share
August 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Shellfish infections running double summer average in King County

Shellfish infections running double summer average in King County

Oyster fans beware:

Share
State disciplines healthcare providers

State disciplines healthcare providers

Washington State Department of Health takes disciplinary actions against health care providers, including suspensions and revocations of licenses, certifications, or registrations of providers in the state — August 13th update

Share
August 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Rise in illnesses due to eating raw or undercooked oysters

Rise in illnesses due to eating raw or undercooked oysters

More than 40 people across the state have gotten sick with vibriosis so far this year, mostly due to eating raw or undercooked oysters.

Share
August 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Health insurance that works for you - and your employees