CMS approves Medicaid expansion in Michigan (from Blue Cross Blue Shield)

Jan. 15, 2014CMS approves Medicaid expansionOn Dec. 30, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) approved Michigan’s waiver request to expand Medicaid through the Healthy Michigan Plan. This removes the last significant barrier to expanding Medicaid coverage to adults who have incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, at least until … Continue reading CMS approves Medicaid expansion in Michigan (from Blue Cross Blue Shield)

New Rules of Health Insurance

Understanding that there are so many questions and some unknowns about the new law and how it affects individuals, I wanted to post a quick note on what many may not fully understand as part of this law – whether you are new at buying individual insurance or more importantly, seasoned at it.  Should you … Continue reading New Rules of Health Insurance

Key 2014 Dates for the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Last week, everythingpeople.™ This Week! ran an article summarizing the numerous key dates and provisions of the Affordable Care Act that will take effect in January 2014. This follow-up article looks beyond the month of January to the rest of 2014. Below is a summary of significant dates and healthcare trends tied to the ACA … Continue reading Key 2014 Dates for the Affordable Care Act (ACA)