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The healthcare reform work of the Westchester County Association is carried out by our WCA Healthcare Consortium, which is currently developing a new model to deliver high-quality, cost effective healthcare to residents of Westchester County and the region.Scroll down to keep up with what’s happening.
“Elections have consequences,” said Ken Raske, President of the Greater New York Hospital Association at the December 9th meeting of the WCA Healthcare Advisory Board. With the threat of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA aka “Obamacare”) without an immediate replacement plan, Raske and others in the healthcare industry are predicting dire consequences. “The level of uncertainty is the highest I’ve ever seen in my career. I am deeply, deeply troubled.”
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Only two health insurance carriers in Westchester have opted to participate in New York’s SHOP (Small Business Health Option Program) exchange, and you’ve probably only heard of one of them...
Westchester businesses have until next Tuesday to give their employees a heads-up on the new healthcare exchanges. Whether you offer healthcare plans or not, under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are required to issue a Notice of Exchange and COBRA notice (where appropriate) to all employees by Oct. 1 and to every new employee hired after that date within 14 days of hire.
The October 1st deadline is fast approaching. Open enrollment for the healthcare exchanges and compliance requirements for all businesses will begin. Gov. Cuomo is claiming that insurance products offered through New York Health Benefits Exchange will be 53% less on average than current individual rates. But how can insurance premiums be cut in half (on average) when medical costs continue to rise? True, the individual mandate enables insurers to trim premiums, because the risk can be spread over more policyholders – including healthy individuals, who typically didn’t buy insurance before. But there has to be more to the story. There is.