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Referral? Sorry, I have to dust the shelves.

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Referral? Sorry, I have to dust the shelves.
Benefits 101: What is a referral? A referral from your primary care physician may be required by your health insurance plan for specific treatments from a specialist doctor. Not all types of treatment require you to have a referral, and not all health insurance plans require referrals. If you’re not sure whether a referral would be required in your situation, you can look at your health plan document.
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POS health plan? Sorry, I have to do some ironing.

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POS health plan? Sorry, I have to do some ironing.
What is a POS health plan? It is one type of health insurance plan. “POS” stands for “Point of Service,” meaning that you can choose a health care provider right when making an appointment. Depending on your health care needs, the POS plan allows you to select an “in-network” provider or “out-of-network” provider of your choice. For example, you might have a primary care doctor who is in-network, but an out-of-network chiropractor. POS health plans usually cover your care from in-n...
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ACA Watch | October 13, 2017

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ACA Watch | October 13, 2017
Yesterday, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) that directs the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services to review and potentially revise previous guidance concerning several matters related to health insurance plans. At this time, no Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations are affected. (NAHU) The Agencies would need to take regulatory action before any ACA policies would change.
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HMO? Sorry, I have to do the laundry.

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HMO? Sorry, I have to do the laundry.
What is an HMO? It is one common type of health insurance plan. HMO stands for Health Maintenance Organization. This type of plan not only pays for major health events in your life, but also focuses on health maintenance, wellness, and disease prevention. How is it different from the other types of health plans? How do you choose what is right for you?
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Health Insurance Plan? Sorry, I have to vacuum.

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Health Insurance Plan? Sorry, I have to vacuum.
What is a health insurance plan? Consider this your health benefits 101. What is a health insurance plan? Your health insurance plan is a contract with rules between you and your health insurance company. It is sometimes called a health insurance policy or health plan. A health insurance plan is essentially an agreement that requires an insurance company to pay for some or all of your health care costs. You agree to pay premiums to the insurance company in exchange for being insured. If y...
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  • Out-of-Network? Sorry, I have to wash the windows.
    What is does it mean if a health care provider is "Out-of-Network"? This is a general idea for employees navigating their health plan who wish to understand the health care costs better so that they c...
  • Network Provider? Sorry, I have to mop the floor.
    Health insurance plans utilize networks. Networks consist of select network providers, which are hospital systems and the doctors and clinics associated with those systems. Insurance carriers are able...
  • In-Network? Sorry, I have to take out the trash.
    Health plans utilize provider networks. Your health plan has negotiated rates for health care services that are considered “in-network.” When an insurance carrier aligns their coverage with a networ...
  • Referral? Sorry, I have to dust the shelves.
    Benefits 101: What is a referral? A referral from your primary care physician may be required by your health insurance plan for specific treatments from a specialist doctor. Not all types of treatmen...
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  • Internships, Obamacare and Benefits

    If you currently have interns, or are hiring some soon for a summer internship program, there's something you should know.
  • Polar Plunge 2015 [PHOTOS]

    Seven of our employees participated in the 2015 Polar Plunge and took the jump. We also raised $3,436.70 for the Special Olympics, beating our goal by almost two and a half thousand dollars.
  • Benefits Selling Expo 2015

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