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Aug 17

Are you or a Loved One Experiencing Medicare Overload?

Posted by Sarah Munson in the categories Healthcare News, McClone Community, Personal Risk
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Beginning September 8th, our team will be hosting weekly Medicare educational seminars at a location near you! Join us as our team of experts help you sort through all the information about Medicare that may be causing confusion, stress and worry. We will educate you in how to identify the Medicare options that meet your or your loved ones personal care [read more…]

Mar 11

Daylight Saving Stress? How do you Cope?

Posted by Sarah Munson in the categories Business Risk, Healthcare News, McClone Community, Personal Risk

The annual rite of turning our clocks ahead is upon us, which can throw off sleep and decision-making. 2016 daylight saving time starts this Sunday morning, March 13 and for many of us, springing ahead can take the pep out of our step and make us more vulnerable to accidents. According to the National Sleep Foundation, people on average sleep [read more…]

Jun 15

Do you have questions about Medicare? We can help.

Posted by McClone in the categories Healthcare News, McClone Community, Personal Risk
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Starting this week our team will be hosting weekly Medicare educational seminars at a location near you! You’re invited to join us to gain a clear understanding of Medicare and all of the health plan options that are available. During our presentation you will learn: The benefits of Medicare and how it works How Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and Part [read more…]

Jul 25

High Stakes Decisions on the Affordable Care Act

Posted by McClone in the categories Business Risk, Healthcare News
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July 22, 2014 marked a day when two different federal courts came out on opposite sides of the same question. In the morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit dealt a serious blow to the Obama Administration with a decision that called into question the structural integrity of the “pay-or-play” mandates under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). [read more…]

Jul 03

Play or Pay Delayed

Posted by McClone in the categories Business Risk, Healthcare News

Posted by: Dustin McClone, Executive Vice-President The Obama Administration announced Tuesday afternoon that it would delay the penalty and reporting provisions of the ACA’s employer mandate (also known as “Play or Pay”) until 2015. This was due in part to comments from interested parties concerned with the complexity of the proposed regulations amid looming implementation deadlines, and in part to [read more…]

Apr 19

Employee Choice Model Delayed in Federal Exchange

Posted by McClone in the categories Business Risk, Healthcare News

Posted by: Conor Green, Strategic Risk Advisor As part of the much debated Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Healthcare Reform), the Federal Government will make a healthcare exchange available to small employers if their own state government chooses not set up its own exchange. A health insurance exchange is a set of government-regulated and standardized health care plans, from [read more…]

Jan 08

Are You Ready For Medicare?

Posted by McClone in the categories Healthcare News, Personal Risk

Posted By: John Holdorf, Personal Risk Advisor Normally if you are age 65 and older or have certain disabilities you are automatically enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B, which often is referred to as original Medicare. For most of us Part A which covers hospital visits is no charge but Part B, which covers doctors’ visits, will have a [read more…]

Nov 16

Because It’s the Law, That’s Why!

Posted by McClone in the categories Business Risk, Healthcare News

Posted by: Dustin McClone, Executive Vice-President This statement may not conjure up feelings of happiness for many employers these days, but healthcare reform is now the law of the land. While the process is far from over and litigation is only beginning, employers must begin to understand the implications of the law and how to effectively achieve their strategy within [read more…]

Nov 12

Episodic Costs of Health Care

Posted by McClone in the category Healthcare News

Posted by: Steve Uslabar, Strategic Risk Advisor As a health insurance professional, I talk a lot about chronic disease (let’s say them together: “Diabetes, Heart Disease, Lung Cancer, Asthma…”). But are we missing an opportunity to talk to our employees about episodic injuries and general safety while away from work? Consider that a quarter of all medical costs are episodic [read more…]