Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tuesday Morning Roundup [UPDATED!]

■ Did you know this? Via email, the folks at Medical Mutual of Ohio alert us that:

"All policies written in 2014, including those with effective dates of June through December using special enrollments, will renew on January 1, 2015."

This applies to any new plans written on or off the Exchange, and folks who believed the lie that they could keep their previous policies, and who were then "mapped" to new, ACA-compliant plans. 

Still feeling secure about the ObamaTax Exchange?

"Managers of Connecticut's relatively smoothly running state-based health insurance exchange are having to answer questions about a security breach. Someone found a backpack containing personal information from hundreds of Access Health CT users at a deli in Hartford."

No word yet on whether this included pastrami or corned beef, but it sure was piled high.

Our friends at FlexBank report that the folks in DC have released the new Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution guidelines for next year:

"The new maximum calendar year contribution for HSAs of $3,350/single and $6,650/family."

Compared to this year, that's an increase of $50 for individuals and $100 for families.

Folks aged 55 and up can also make additional "catch-up" contributions of up to $1,000.

■ Oh, this just in (speaking of ObamaTax Exchanges):

"... the Connect for Health Colorado Board of Directors voted for a $13 million increase in taxes for those insured under the Colorado health exchange to help the exchange make up for a budget deficit"

I'm sure that it's a complete coincidence that the Centennial State's Exchange CEO, Patty Fontneau, just received a $14,000 bonus and a 2.5% pay raise (on a nearly $200,000 annual salary).

Great gig if you can get it, no?
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