There haven’t been any changes on the group side this month, but for your non-eligible employees & customers, it is worth noting that there is going to be an additional open enrollment for individuals at www.healthcare.gov for 2015. This enrollment is March 15-April 30 for individuals who were unaware of the penalty for being uninsured and only found out when doing their 2014 taxes.
On a more fun note:
For those of you who don’t want to login to your health insurance individual portal or are just curious about the cost of coverage a new tool has come out that gives the average (national, state, & closest city) cost of most common procedures as well as explaining what the procedures entail. It can’t tell you what the cost might be with insurance, but www.guroo.com is an interesting site for those of you interested in general cost of care.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions regarding the Affordable Care Act.
Account Manager, Employee Benefits
CU Insurance Solutions
Phone: 800-287-3379 x 312