Important PCORI Deadline Information: Fees Due July 31, 2019

Email Sent: 6/12/19 Below is a summary of PCORI fee requirements so you can advise your clients about this upcoming compliance deadline. What is the PCORI Fee? The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study clinical effectiveness and health outcomes. To finance the nonprofit institute’s work, a small annual fee… Read More

IRS Announces 2020 HSA Contribution Limits, HDHP & ACA Out of Pocket Maximums

Email Sent: 6/3/19   Below is a recap of what’s changed and a link to download our 2019/2020 Contribution Limit flyer.   Allowable HSA contributions will rise $50 for individual and $100 for family HDHP maximum out-of-pocket will rise $150 for individual and $300 for family ACA maximum out-of-pocket will rise $150 for individual and $300… Read More

Senate Rejects Slimmed-Down Obamacare Repeal as McCain Votes No

The New York Times By ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN JULY 27, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Senate in the early hours of Friday morning rejected a new, scaled-down Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, derailing the Republicans’ seven-year campaign to dismantle President Barack Obama’s signature health care law and dealing a… Read More

Mather Hospital signs letter of intent to join Northwell Health

Northwell Health Press Release 07/27/2017 PORT JEFFERSON, NY — The Board of Directors of John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, NY has entered into a letter of intent to join Northwell Health as part of a long-term strategy to ensure advanced healthcare for Mather’s communities and the future growth of the hospital. Based… Read More

Senate Soundly Rejects Repeal-Only Health Plan

The New York Times By THOMAS KAPLAN JULY 26, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday soundly rejected a measure that would repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act without providing a replacement, leaving Republicans still searching for a path forward to fulfill their promise of dismantling President Barack Obama’s signature health law. Seven… Read More

Senate GOP’s Fallback Plan Gains Support After Vote to Repeal Health Law Fails

Republicans pin hopes on ‘skinny repeal’ of several Affordable Care Act elements; insurers blast the proposal The Wall Street Journal By Kristina Peterson, Michelle Hackman and Stephanie Armour July 26, 2017 WASHINGTON—Senate GOP leaders picked up support Wednesday for their plan to pass a scaled-back bill to repeal a handful of elements in the current… Read More

Senate Votes to Begin Debate on Health-Care Bill With Pence Breaking Tie

Series of amendments will now be offered with final vote possible this week The Wall Street Journal By Stephanie Armour Updated July 25, 2017 Senate Republicans on Tuesday backed a motion that allows lawmakers to launch into debate over a health-overhaul bill, a significant victory for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and for President Donald… Read More

Pence Breaks Tie as Senate Votes to Begin Debating Obamacare Repeal

The New York Times By ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN JULY 25, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Senate narrowly voted on Tuesday to begin debate on a bill to repeal major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, taking a pivotal step forward after the dramatic return of Senator John McCain, who cast a crucial vote despite… Read More