Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Midweek Linkathon

■ First up, in email from Aetna:

"Ohio eligibility changes take effect on September 1, 2016. Moving from eligibility definition to total average employees (TAE)"

This is an effort to more clearly delineate the definition of "large" (51+) from "small" groups for rating purposes. Be interesting to see what, if any, effect this will have.

■ A handful of Blue Cross affiliates will stop accepting credit cards for premium payments. I know that a number of my own clients really appreciate the opportunity to turn exorbitant premiums into bonus cash or travel miles. On the other hand, they're apparently a significant expense for merchants, including The Blues.

Oh well.

■ As a public service for those suffering from low blood pressure, we present this informative video on the "thinking" behind The ObamaTax:

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