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With CBD Legal, is THC in the Workplace A-OK?

The 2018 Farm Bill’s legalization of hemp set the stage for a resurgence in hemp production and the proliferation of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products. What’s more, numerous states have introduced or passed bills legalizing medical marijuana, despite marijuana’s classification as a Schedule 1 substance under federal law. Read More ›

New Medicare Bundle Promotes Care Coordination to Achieve Increased Quality, Lower Spending

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The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announced January 10 a new, voluntary bundled payment model, Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced). Read More ›

Trump Administration Encourages States to Implement Medicaid Work Requirements

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On the day President Trump was inaugurated, he nominated Seema Verma, a healthcare consultant from Mike Pence’s home state of Indiana, to serve as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Read More ›

Repeal of Obamacare’s Individual Mandate – Significant, or Not?

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The individual mandate (i.e., that every American must have health insurance coverage or pay a penalty tax) has long been deemed the crux of Obamacare, or the glue that holds it all together. Read More ›

Impact on Employers of Presidential Executive Orders Regarding Affordable Care Act

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October 12, 2017, was an eventful day for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because of two executive orders issued by President Trump.  Read More ›

President Trump’s Executive Order Signals Policy Change on Short Term Medical Insurance

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Short Term Limited Duration Insurance

On October 12, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order that signals a sharp departure from the Obama administration’s policy relating to short term limited-duration insurance (STLDI) and may have significant impact to issuers and consumers of short-term medical plans. Read More ›

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