Bermuda responds to Ed Miliband plan on tax avoidance

 :: Posted by admin on 02-09-2015

Bermuda responds to Ed Miliband plan on tax avoidance
He also contacted the Crown Dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. … "We would also remind Mr Miliband of Bermuda's strategic economic contribution to the UK, which includes direct and indirect employment in the UK of 100,000 people …
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Ramesh Ponnuru / Republicans must plan for post-Obamacare world
A new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that 64 percent of people think Congress should "pass a law so that people in all states can be eligible for financial help from the government to buy health insurance." Democrats would present a …
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HHS Secretary Burwell tours Philly, confident Obamacare will win at Supreme
"We don't think that the Congress and the people that wrote the law, in any way, intended that people in New York that has a state exchange get funding — their citizens get help — but people in New Jersey, next door, don't get that help," said …
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Johnson & Johnson tops 4Q earnings expectations

 :: Posted by admin on 02-07-2015

Johnson & Johnson tops 4Q earnings expectations
The Associated Press. FILE – In this Tuesday, July 30, 2013, file photo, people walk along a corridor at the headquarters of Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, N.J. Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday, Jan. … Spending on health care slowed when the …
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The Bank of Princeton Announces Termination of Consent Order by FDIC
Concurrently with the termination of the FDIC Consent Order, a related Acknowledgement and Consent between the Bank and the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance also terminated. … the FDIC, in its reports to stockholders and in other …
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Accenture Picked to Implement a Statewide Health Insurance Exchange in California, Big4.com Reports

 :: Posted by admin on 02-02-2015


(PRWEB) July 01, 2012

Big4.com, the premier social networking forum for professionals and alumni of Accenture, Andersen, BearingPoint, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC reports that Accenture has been selected to implement a statewide health insurance exchange called the California Healthcare Enrollment, Eligibility and Retention System (CalHEERS).

Big4.com reports the CalHEERS implementation will include the Accenture Public Service Platform (APSP) and the Accenture Health Benefits Exchange (AHBX), software products. These have been designed to help public agencies modernize IT capabilities and manage citizen services in an integrated, cost-effective and customer-friendly manner.

Stephen J. Rohleder, group chief executive, Accenture Health & Public Service commented:

“California is among the leading U.S. states to build an exchange to increase the number of citizens with health insurance, improve the quality of health services, lower healthcare costs and reduce health disparities,” he said. “Accenture is eager to help California launch this upgrade in health and human services, an innovative, competitive marketplace that empowers consumers to find and choose best-value health plans and providers.”

Big4.com also notes that Accenture will lead development and the system will enable Californians to determine their eligibility for subsidized health benefits, compare insurance plan options and enroll in coverage. The target date for completion is October 2013, to allow individuals to begin pre-enrollment in health plans in advance of the January 2014 Federal deadline for all states to implement a health insurance exchange.

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Blizzard 2015: Cities, states begin shutting down

 :: Posted by admin on 01-31-2015

Blizzard 2015: Cities, states begin shutting down
Four states — New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts — have declared a state of emergency, hours before the worst of the storm hit large metropolitan areas. Forecasters said the storm would build into a blizzard, and the brunt of it …
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Shake Shack Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to …
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Cigna announces plans to buy N.J. managed care company QualCare, bringing
PISCATAWAY — In a move company executives say will deliver more options for consumers and more competition into New Jersey's limited insurance market, Cigna Health today announced it intends to buy QualCare, Inc. of Piscataway, a 25-year-old mid-size …
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With new state abortion laws, more battles again in the courts Still a long

 :: Posted by admin on 01-30-2015

With new state abortion laws, more battles again in the courts Still a long
But the state's hospitals and advocates are still pushing for expansion the “Texas way” — connecting the newly eligible to private plans and inspiring “personal responsibility” through premiums, health savings accounts and healthy behavior incentives …
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Industry Observers Note Massive Move to MA Plans with Higher Star Quality
While the overall MA enrollment figures show small gains, Eric Hammelman, a vice president at Avalere Health, LLC, suggests that the more important data are the “phenomenal” differences in the performance of high- versus low-star-rated plans in this …
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GOP Presses High Court To Curb ACA Tax Credits
Law360, New York (January 05, 2015, 7:10 PM ET) — High-ranking Republicans in Congress are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to disallow health insurance tax credits on the Affordable Care Act's federal exchanges, arguing in a newly filed brief that the …
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Booking a trip to the ER on your smartphone? It's a breeze

 :: Posted by admin on 01-30-2015

Booking a trip to the ER on your smartphone? It's a breeze
Doctors and hospitals are using such services to attract and retain patients as the health care landscape keeps getting more competitive. With the nationwide proliferation of urgent care centers and pharmacy clinics open on nights and weekends …
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When it comes to health insurance, what a difference a year makes
While some individuals were ready to choose a new plan or renew existing coverage when the Health Insurance Marketplace opened, many others are weighing their options. To better understand health insurance options and rights, the Arizona PIRG …
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Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights: January 2015
Federal officials announced 6.5 million people have enrolled through the Federally-facilitated Marketplace and released the first in a monthly series of detailed reports on health plan selection by state. State-based Marketplaces began releasing …
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Medicaid and the GOP Governors

 :: Posted by admin on 01-29-2015

Medicaid and the GOP Governors
Each of them—like every governor—has had to decide whether to accept or decline Obamacare's offer of federal funding to expand his state's Medicaid program, which provides health insurance for the poor. The six … Mike Pence is attempting to …
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Fifth health insurance option will be available to many NJ residents when
15 to shop for a 2015 government-subsidized Obamacare health plan under the Affordable Care Act. A venture capital-funded startup, Oscar debuted last year on New York's exchange, where so far it has enrolled about 17,000 members, according to Mario …
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Health insurance under the Affordable Care Act for 2015 [Q & A]
New Jersey residents can begin choosing health plans Saturday through an online insurance exchange that is a major part of President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul. Last year was the launch of the exchange. Like most states, New Jersey is …
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New Medicaid enrollees are younger and fitter, but many need addiction treatment

 :: Posted by admin on 01-28-2015

New Medicaid enrollees are younger and fitter, but many need addiction treatment
Eight million people have signed up for exchange insurance policies and 7.2 million have enrolled in Medicaid since last year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Because Medicaid enrollment is continuous, those numbers …
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2014: The Gazette's year in review
Denver-based DaVita Health Care Partners Inc. agreed in October to acquire Colorado Springs Health Partners, the largest physician practice in the Colorado Springs area with 114 doctors, 600 employees and 110,000 patients served at 11 locations. On the …
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Colorado insurance exchange CEO jumps to Cigna
… Health Colorado—a state-run insurance marketplace created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—had signed up almost 140,000 state residents with a private health plan. However, like most exchanges, Colorado's encountered technical …
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Most Insurance Exchanges Just Got Bigger. Covered California Is Getting Smaller.

 :: Posted by admin on 01-28-2015

Most Insurance Exchanges Just Got Bigger. Covered California Is Getting Smaller.
Every one of those state insurance exchanges added new carriers in preparation for Obamacare's second open enrollment period this fall. Covered California did not. Instead, the Golden State took a different approach: Its exchange is getting smaller.
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California's health insurance exchange awards 4 million in no-bid contracts
LOS ANGELES – California's health insurance exchange has awarded $ 184 million in contracts without the competitive bidding and oversight that is standard practice across state government, including deals that sent millions of dollars to a firm whose …
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California exchange pans state rate measure
8 percent of the consumers who got QHP coverage through Covered California said they got help from a health insurance agent or broker. Twenty-six percent said they got help from a Covered California representative, and 2 percent said they got help from …
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Year in Review 2014: Top 10 Arizona business stories

 :: Posted by admin on 01-28-2015

Year in Review 2014: Top 10 Arizona business stories
More than 120,000 Arizona residents signed up for private health insurance through the federal marketplace during the first year of the Affordable Care Act and paid among the lowest rates in the nation.More than 309,000 Arizonans are covered through …
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Health Net vows to improve health-care coverage, service
The Woodland Hills, Calif., insurer has been named in 89 out of 110 complaints filed with the Arizona Department of Insurance since marketplace coverage began Jan. 1. Consumers most often cited Health Net's inadequate network of providers, lack of …
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