Affordable Care Act

Advocates Request Review of Florida’s Essential Health Benefits Package

More than two dozen organizations have sent a letter to Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty that will be a topic of discussion at a rare meeting of the Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board, the group appointed by the Commissioner to discuss issues related to the regulation of health insurance in the state. The request is that […]

How the Affordable Care Act Helps Seniors

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010, aims to provide greater access to health care coverage, improve the quality of services delivered and reduce the rate of increase in health spending. The ACA provides new ways to help hospitals, doctors and other health care providers coordinate care for beneficiaries so that health care quality […]

Divorcee’ finds affordable care through Florida’s healthcare exchange

During her married years, Joyce Dauby, 59, health insurance was never a question. She always had access to affordable healthcare either through her work or through her husband’s employer. “When my husband and I were going through our divorce I needed health insurance until I could find full-time employment. Presently I’m working on getting my […]

Mid-life career change creates struggles to afford healthcare

Laurie Pinna is unemployed. It’s a unique situation for the 49 year old who has worked in retail for 30 years. “I’ve gone through my savings and find myself struggling financially.” A full time student at USF finishing her degree in Information Technology, Laurie feels strongly that if she is ever to have better job […]

Understanding Health Insurance Rate Filings…in Florida

Click here to download Greg Mellowe’s presentation on Health Insurance Rate filings in Florida.

Rate-Filing Season in the Marketplace: What You Need to Know

Get ready to hear even more over the next few months about the extent to which health insurance rates are supposedly rising under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Here’s a brief rundown of some of the realities with which you may want to be familiar as that conversation unfolds in Florida: Reports of widespread, massive […]

2014 Florida Legislature’s Health Care Legacy: Inaction, Irresponsibility

When the Florida Legislature adjourned its 2014 session earlier this month, the primary health care-related “accomplishment” it could claim was its decision to blatantly disregard Florida’s families, businesses and economy for purely political purposes. (Download PDF of  The 2014 Legislature’s Health Care Legacy: Inaction,  Irresponsibility  here) Sheer Force of Will Shuts Down Discussion and Blocks […]

Small Business Health Options Program Overview and Materials

Want to learn more about the Affordable Care Act’s Small Business Health Options Program? CMS has now posted a new May version of its SHOP Overview slides on Marketplace.cms.gov that includes information and links to its two new online SHOP tools: the SHOP FTE Calculator, which can help small employers learn if they may be […]

Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions Questions and Answers

The IRS has released a new set of FAQs to respond to some of the most frequently asked questions from employers about shared responsibility, seasonal worker coverage, minimum value, and small business healthcare tax credits. These new FAQs can be accessed, along with existing FAQs, from the Q&A index page, which is indexed by topic. […]

Factsheet: The Affordable Care Act and College Grads

Click here to download this PDF on College Graduates and the Affordable Care Act