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Insurers Downplay Mandate Repeal’s Effect, But Still Raise Premiums

June 7, 2018

Even health insurers that don't expect many of their plan members to drop insurance coverage after the individual mandate penalty is zeroed out may still have to raise individual market premiums in 2019. That's because their payments from the ACA's risk-adjustment program will change thanks to the mandate loss. Read More

HHS To Allow Insurers’ Workaround On 2019 Prices

June 7, 2018

Federal officials will not block insurance companies from again using a workaround to cushion a steep rise in health premiums caused by President Donald Trump’s cancellation of a program established under the Affordable Care Act, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Wednesday. Read More

Trustees: Medicare Exhausted in 2026

June 5, 2018

Medicare’s trust fund will start running out of money in 2026, two years later than the program’s trustees estimated last year as the trend toward slower spending continues. Read More

IRS Unveils 2019 HSA and HDHP Limits for Contributions

June 5, 2018

Earlier this month, the Internal Revenue Service announced in Revenue Procedure 2018-30the 2019 limits for contributions to health savings accounts and definitional limits for high deductible health plans. These inflation adjustments are provided for under Internal Revenue Code Section 223. Read More