Health Care Reform

October 2017 Executive Order on Healthcare

posted by TrueNorth Employee Benefits on Thursday, October 12, 2017

On October 12, 2017, the White House released an Executive Order, signed by President Trump, titled "Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States."

How to Read Your Medical Bill

posted by TrueNorth Employee Benefits on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A big step in controlling your health care costs is understanding how to read your medical bill.

Executive Order on the ACA

posted by TrueNorth Employee Benefits on Monday, January 30, 2017

On January 20, President Trump signed an executive order on the ACA

Post Election 2016:Health and Welfare Benefits

posted by TrueNorth Employee Benefits on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

2016 Election Results: The Potential Impact on Health and Welfare Benefits

2016 Federal Budget Delays ACA's Cadillac Tax & Suspends Two Other Taxes

posted by on Tuesday, January 05, 2016

On December 18, 2015, President Barack Obama signed a federal budget bill for 2016 into law, which makes significant changes to three ACA taxes.

Reporting Social Security Numbers to Your Health Insurance Company

posted by on Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Recently, your health insurance company may have requested your Social Security number, as well as the Social Security numbers of your spouse and your qualifying dependents. Due to a new reporting requirement, you will need to report qualifying health coverage (referred to as "minimum essential coverage") on your yearly income tax return.

Health Care Reform: Common Acronyms

posted by on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

There are a growing number of acronyms used in health care reform-related materials today. Here is a list of common acronyms and a definition for each:

Health Care Reform: Marketplace Subsidies, Medicaid and CHIP

posted by on Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), uninsured individuals are required to buy insurance or face a tax penalty. Subsidized coverage may be available to individuals and families with household incomes up to 400% of the federal poverty level and who are not offered affordable coverage through their employers.

U.S. Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

posted by on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Supreme Court's ruling means that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in the United States, regardless of which state they live in.

The Individual Mandate: Reporting Coverage and Paying Penalties

posted by on Wednesday, February 04, 2015

A key provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the individual mandate, which requires most individuals to purchase health insurance coverage for themselves and their family members or pay a penalty.
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