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The ‘Medical’ Marijuana Industry: Coming to a Close?

You may remember that earlier this year, I wrote a post updating the status of medical marijuana nationwide and in Louisiana, talking at length about how health insurance companies like Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana view marijuana products. Since that article was published, several important things […]

By |August 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been: Are Health Insurance Premium Prices Going Down?

Has any topic in the past decade or so been more confusing, messier, or more fraught with political and personal angst than health insurance premium pricing? Let’s break down what’s been going on, starting with the Employer Health Insurance Market, where 90% of us get our healthcare coverage.

Employer-Based Healthcare
Nationwide, employers […]

By |August 14th, 2018|Bertaut's Blog, costs, rates|0 Comments

The Employer Mandate | Are you in good standing with the IRS?

Back in 2014, when the Affordable Care Act took effect, the IRS required businesses to start counting their employees in a very different way than they had ever been required in the past. Businesses kept submitting these counts every month and year, but didn’t hear much from the Feds about […]

By |August 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Glorious Opportunity! And You Can Attend for Free!

Every now and then, a real opportunity comes along to make yourself smarter, more efficient and more productive. The good ones, in my experience, are few and far between. On Thursday, Aug. 23 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, one of the best will take place.

I’m talking about our third […]

By |July 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments

What Is Going On with Risk Adjustment Payments?

You may have seen news coverage recently about changes to something called the “risk adjustment program.”  In this blog, I’ll explain what that means and whether or not it will affect you.

Background
Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it was suspending the risk adjustment […]

By |July 18th, 2018|Bertaut's Blog, costs|2 Comments