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December 27, 2021

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The Burden of Healthcare Costs in the Pandemic Era

"CMS actuaries reported that healthcare spending accelerated dramatically during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Vastly higher federal spending was the big driver of the rise in spending growth. The growth in spending on hospital services was virtually flat. Significant numbers of Americans continue to report having trouble with healthcare costs[.]"  MORE >>

Healthcare Financial Management Association [HFMA]; free registration required

Payers, Plan Sponsors Hope for 2022 Telehealth, Drug Price Laws

"Carriers and plan sponsors are taking stock of what federal policies deserve a fresh look as they work though tumultuous events like the pandemic and the telehealth boom. In the next year, major industry trade groups plan to push for policies including drug price reform and comprehensive telehealth regulation."  MORE >>

AISHealth

Big MLR Rebates Point to Ever-More-Profitable ACA Exchanges

"CMS revealed that private health plans had to deliver $2 billion in rebates to their customers for the 2020 reporting year, with the bulk of that money going toward individual market enrollees. [ACA] experts say that while the large rebate payout does mean premiums have been overpriced, it's also indicative of just how profitable the ACA exchanges have become for insurers."  MORE >>

AISHealth

Seventh Circuit Affirms Doctor Did Not Have Valid Assignment to Pursue ERISA Statutory Penalty Claim Against Plan Administrator

"The ERISA plan at issue required that Seven Corners consent to the assignment of rights for it to be valid.... On appeal, the Seventh Circuit agreed with the district court that Dr. Griffin did not have standing to sue for statutory penalties since she was not a participant or beneficiary of the ERISA plan and had not obtained Seven Corners' consent to the assignment of rights." [W.A. Griffin v. Seven Corners, Inc., No. 21-2332 (7th Cir. Dec. 22, 2021) ]  MORE >>

Roberts Disability Law

Employee Benefits Jobs

View job as Client Service Manager
for July Business Services Client Service Manager

July Business Services

Remote / Woodway TX

View job as Client Service Manager
for July Business Services

View job as Conversions Specialist
for BlueStar Retirement Services, Inc. Conversions Specialist

BlueStar Retirement Services, Inc.

Remote

View job as Conversions Specialist
for BlueStar Retirement Services, Inc.

View job as ERISA Specialist
for Newport ERISA Specialist

Newport

Minneapolis MN

View job as ESOP Analyst
for Newport ESOP Analyst

Newport

Remote / MI

View job as Retirement Operations Specialist
for Legacy Advisory Partners Retirement Operations Specialist

Legacy Advisory Partners

Alpharetta GA

View job as Plan Administrator/ Consulting
for Associated Pension Consultants Plan Administrator/ Consulting

Associated Pension Consultants

Chico CA / Sacramento CA

View job as VP Sales Consultant (Retirement Industry)
for FuturePlan, by Ascensus VP Sales Consultant (Retirement Industry)

FuturePlan, by Ascensus

Remote / Kansas City MO

View job as VP Sales Consultant (Retirement Industry)
for FuturePlan, by Ascensus VP Sales Consultant (Retirement Industry)

FuturePlan, by Ascensus

Remote / Salt Lake City UT

View job as VP Sales Consultant (Retirement Industry)
for FuturePlan, by Ascensus VP Sales Consultant (Retirement Industry)

FuturePlan, by Ascensus

Remote / Milwaukee WI

View job as ESOP Consultant
for FuturePlan, by Ascensus ESOP Consultant

FuturePlan, by Ascensus

Remote

View job as VP Sales Consultant (Retirement Industry)
for FuturePlan, by Ascensus VP Sales Consultant (Retirement Industry)

FuturePlan, by Ascensus

Remote

View job as VP Sales Consultant (Retirement Industry)
for FuturePlan, by Ascensus VP Sales Consultant (Retirement Industry)

FuturePlan, by Ascensus

Remote / Detroit MI

View job as Director of Actuarial Services
for July Business Services Director of Actuarial Services

July Business Services

Remote / Woodway TX

View job as Senior Healthcare Actuarial Consultant
for Nyhart, part of FuturePlan by Ascensus Senior Healthcare Actuarial Consultant

Nyhart, part of FuturePlan by Ascensus

Remote

View job as Client Transition Supervisor
for Alerus Client Transition Supervisor

Alerus

Remote

View job as Health Communications Specialist
for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS] Health Communications Specialist

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS]

Remote / Woodlawn MD

Webcasts and Conferences
(Health & Welfare Plans)

The Build Back Better Act and Its Prospects for Federal Paid Family and Medical Leave

RECORDED

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Last Issue's Most Popular Items

Text of CMS FAQs About Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 Implementation: Federal Independent Dispute Resolution System, Notice and Consent, Applicability (PDF)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS], U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS]

HHS Releases Instructions for Prescription Drug and Health Care Spending Reports

Thomson Reuters / EBIA

Interpreting Pandemic-Related Decreases in Life Expectancy (PDF)

American Academy of Actuaries

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