Thursday, March 22, 2018

Thursday LinkFest

First up, this warning to "Beware the employer-paid COBRA continuance bear trap."

What's that, you ask?

Well, to be fair, I'd never heard of it, either, but apparently some folks can elect to have their former employers actually pay for their COBRA plans (nice!). The downside is that when COBRA runs out, it's not considered a Special Open Enrollment trigger.

Heads' up.

From our friends at Cornerstone, the newest info on this year's HSA contribution limits, which basically decrease the max effect family maximum $6,900 to $6,850. Not necessarily the end of the world, but every dollar counts.

FoIB Holly R alerts us that Badger State governor Scott Walker has signed "SB770, intended to control health insurance costs by implementing a state reinsurance plan that would pay as much as 80 percent of insurance claims of individuals with high medical bills."

Details here.

I'll just remind folks that government actions pretty much never "control health insurance costs."
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