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Why some medicare beneficiaries may pay more with MACRA

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) changes the way Medicare calculates payment models and helps streamline systems. These changes affect many aspects of the Medicare system, including the Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA). Since 2007, IRMAA … Continue reading

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What you need to know about MACRA and Medicare

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, or MACRA, is impacting Medicare beneficiaries, doctors, and hospitals. Although MACRA has several components, the most important is its establishment of new ways to pay physicians who work with Medicare beneficiaries.  … Continue reading

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Quick: What’s The Difference Between Medicare-For-All And Single-Payer?

Quick: What’s The Difference Between Medicare-For-All And Single-Payer? MODESTO, Calif. — Betsy Foster and Doug Dillon are devotees of Josh Harder. The Democratic upstart is attempting to topple Republican House incumbent Jeff Denham in this conflicted, semi-rural district that is … Continue reading

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Bronze, silver, gold: Which health insurance tier best buy for you?

If you buy health insurance on a state or federal marketplace, the arrival of fall means it’s requires most Americans to buy health insurance. This year’s open enrollment period lasts from Nov. 1 to Jan. 31 for anyone buying health … Continue reading

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What Every Graduating Senior Should Know About Health Coverage

Congrats Class of 2016 — you did it! Now what? Before you turn your tassel to the left and walk down the stage, here’s one thing you should know: If you are under your school’s student health plan, you will … Continue reading

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Understanding your health plan summary of benefits and coverage

Let’s walk through how to understand your health plan summary of benefits and coverage, so you can know what a plan covers and what the terms mean. We suggest opening up a Summary of Benefits and Coverage sheet. The Summary … Continue reading

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How To Qualify For Advance Premium Tax Credits For 2016

Implementing Health Reform. In order to qualify for advance premium tax credits (APTC) for 2016, enrollees who received APTC during 2014 must file income taxes for 2014 and reconcile the APTC they received in 2014 with the premium tax credits to … Continue reading

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Open Enrollment for Obamacare for 2016, Starts on November 1, 2015

2016 Open Enrollment Deadlines The Open Enrollment period for Obamacare health insurance in 2016 is November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016. Critical deadlines are: November 1, 2015: Open Enrollment begins. Apply for or change your coverage. December 15, 2015: Deadline in order to have coverage that begins … Continue reading

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Oregonians Financial Assistance for health insurance plans

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Many individuals and families in Oregon may qualify for financial help to lower the cost of health coverage. Factors such as household income determine what health coverage you qualify for and how much financial savings you can get. Below are three … Continue reading

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High deductible Cost are crippling the middle class

Informative article from USA today, on the dilemma over deductibles. Rather than pay so much out of pocket cost, many skip checkups and scrimp on care. Read more here: USA Today Article on health care deductibles NorthWest Benefits Solutions provides some … Continue reading

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