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Business Compliance Episode No. 1: 1….2…..3….How the Healthcare Law Changed the Definition of Counting and Small Business

By |April 26th, 2016|

Since 2009, I’ve given more than 800 presentations in Louisiana alone on healthcare reform and cost trends. Almost all of these were to business audiences, whose benefit offerings have been drastically affected by healthcare reform.

Although the 2,800-page law itself was quite wordy, it pales in comparison to the federal regulations […]

REJECTING INSURANCE’S JUMBLE OF JARGON

By |April 19th, 2016|

Straight Talk denizen Mike Bertaut is taking a break this week and letting his editors speak about a project close to their hearts – clear communication.

Message from Mike: The Straight Talk blog is so blessed to have a very talented team converting my thoughts every week into salient and sensible […]

WHY YOU NEED US TO KEEP A STRONG SAFETY NET

By |April 12th, 2016|

The trickle started slowly, with just a couple of relatives.

On Aug. 28, 2005, I, my wife and our three kids began to get some company. First, we had the five of us plus a mother-in-law. Then, my brother-in-law, his wife and two more kids came to stay. Then, the brother-in-law’s […]

Policy Points No. 2: Medicare for All

By |April 5th, 2016|

Blue Cross is looking at the public healthcare policy statements presidential candidates are making and Straight Talk’s Mike Bertaut will shed some light on the realities of some of these policies from his own perspective.

Continuing in the tradition of giving our presidential candidates’ talking points the Straight Talk treatment, I’d […]