One of the most confusing parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is the notion of a “direct from Washington D.C.” definition of health insurance called an “ACA Compliant Health Plan.”
The Open Enrollment Period for 2016 health insurance plans on healthcare.gov started Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. 31, 2016. This is a good time to point out some of the changes and offer some advice as you shop for your 2016 health plans.
The fastest-growing part of your health insurance premiums may not be immediately obvious to you. It’s not hospital costs or doctor’s costs or the cost of lab services, X-rays or surgeries. The answer is spellbinding…
It is very important to us here at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana that our members are well informed as to the nature of healthcare costs, and the things that drive their premiums. Understanding how we price our products and spend their money are two rights every Blue Cross member has. This will be the first in a series of blog posts designed to bring more transparency to the things that happen in today’s healthcare world that affect how much you pay for your premium and for medical services in general. Today’s topic: Hepatitis C (Part 1).