Monthly Archives: January 2016

Network Health Plan and ThedaCare to Work Together Through 2016

Network Health Plan and ThedaCare have agreed to work together for some clients until December 31, 2016

As might be expected, the world of health insurance changes monthly and daily! I, for one, was glad to find out today that NHP and ThedaCare have come to an agreement to continue their contract until the end of this calendar year!

This will be good for you, if you currently have a “pre-ACA” group health plan with Network Health, have a pre-ACA individual health plan or are covered under Network’s Medicare Advantage Plan.

Click here to view the official press release.

We will continue to keep you informed as this year progresses!  For updates, always stay tuned!

More ACA Changes: Start the New Year Informed

iStock_000058231982_LargePresident Obama has signed an agreement on two major legislative packages regarding the budget and tax agreements that were previously approved by Congress.

These bills included changes that affect several health care related provisions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The ACA provisions included in the agreement would:

  • Delay implementation of the ACA Excise Tax (“Cadillac” tax) for two years, making it effective in 2020, instead of 2018
  • Implement a moratorium on the ACA 2.3 percent Medical Device Tax, which has already taken effect. This tax would not apply to sales for calendar year 2016 and 2017
  • Suspend the ACA Health Insurance Tax for one year (2017)
  • Extend a measure that prevents the federal government from shifting funds to pay for the ACA’s risk corridors program