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Thursday, 4 September 2014
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TRIMMING THE FAT IN YOUR HEALTH CARE COSTS  As recent as two months ago, I wrote about the rising cost of health care and what choices we have to control it. I later listened to Rick Johnson, president and CEO of our Governor's Foundation for Health and Wellness, present to us at a weekly ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/04/2014 3:58 PM by David Johnson
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Wednesday, 30 July 2014
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  I Just Received a Check From My Health Insurance Company. Now What? VIRTUS VIRTUSOver recent days, many employers across the state of Tennessee are receiving checks from their health insurance company in compliance with the ACA's Medical Loss Ratio Rule. Good news! Simply stated, the ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/30/2014 3:59 PM by David Johnson
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Tuesday, 29 July 2014
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On Thursday, July 24, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released draft forms that applicable large employers and health insurance issuers will use to report information regarding health coverage, as required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) starting in 2015. (The first reporting will be due ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/29/2014 8:47 AM by David Johnson
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Thursday, 24 July 2014
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HR Technology: It Isn't Like Your College Stereo Anymore   Remember what your stereo looked like from way back when? You had a Pioneer receiver, JVC cassette deck, Onkyo DVD player and Jenson speakers or some variety thereof all sitting on shag carpet, some construct of 2 by 12s or milk ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/24/2014 11:59 AM by David Johnson
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Thursday, 24 July 2014
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July 22, 2014 marked a day when two different federal courts came out on opposite sides of the same question. In the morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit dealt a serious blow to the Obama Administration with a decision that called into question the structural integrity of the "pay-or-play" ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/24/2014 11:51 AM by David Johnson
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Tuesday, 22 July 2014
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No Pay-or-Play Penalty in States with a Federal Exchange?  DC Appeals Court Holds that Premium Subsidies are Not Available to Enrollees in Federal Exchanges   The U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has dealt a serious blow to the Obama Administration today with a decision that calls into ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/22/2014 2:37 PM by David Johnson
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Monday, 30 June 2014
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We Love Our Spouses, But When it Comes to Insurance, They Cost More Than We Realize   Enlarge Photo MIKE STRASINGER David Johnson If you are an employer whose health plan costs have decreased as a result of Obamacare, stop reading this and go to the next NBJ ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/30/2014 8:20 AM by David Johnson
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Monday, 2 June 2014
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Senior Partner David Johnson was recently featured in the Nashville Business Journal.  For infomative and timely blog articles on healthcare reform and the industry follow us on Linkedin and Twitter.    This Health Care Change Could Save You Money If you are an employer who is required ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/02/2014 4:56 PM by David Johnson
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Tuesday, 13 May 2014
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Senior Partner David Johnson was recently featured in the Nashville Business Journal.  For infomative and timely blog articles on healthcare reform and the industry follow us on Linkedin.     Cost of Health Care up to Two Choices We Have If we were among the most ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/13/2014 3:51 PM by David Johnson
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Tuesday, 13 May 2014
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    Benefit Advisors Network Inform on Reform | Legal Client Alert     ADVISORY: New Guidance on COBRA and ACA Marketplace Coverage: The Gap in Coverage is (Not Quite) Filled   There ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/13/2014 3:42 PM by David Johnson
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Tuesday, 11 March 2014
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The following article was submitted by David Johnson to the Nashville Business Journal Since the announcement of the Affordable Care Act, Americans have been given numerous dates and deadlines to remember. One of the most important deadlines is quickly approaching, and if you do not currently have ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2014 1:20 PM by David Johnson
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Thursday, 13 February 2014
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The following article was submitted by David Johnson to the Nashville Business Journal The Affordable Care Act is in place and the deadline for coverage is quickly approaching. There's a lot to understand as you make your coverage decisions over the next two months... Read more at the Nasvhille ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/13/2014 1:18 PM by David Johnson
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Wednesday, 1 January 2014
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The following article was submitted by David Johnson to the Nashville Business Journal Jan. 1 has come and gone, and that means the Affordable Care Act is now in place. By March 31, all Americans must have health coverage or be faced with a penalty and the task of paying for all their health care ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/01/2014 1:12 PM by David Johnson
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Monday, 30 September 2013
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In addition to our group health private exchange (live this spring) and consistent with our efforts to offer health insurance and related risk solutions, Virtus Benefits has launched an individual private marketplace. Key features of the Virtus Individual Marketplace include 1) access to all individual ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/30/2013 11:23 AM by Virtus Benefits
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Thursday, 6 June 2013
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Thank you to all who attended the Virtus Benefits Seminar: Strategies and Solutions for Navigating Healthcare Reform.  The dynamic speakers generated insightful questions and productive discussions.  We are proud to serve you as the complexities of Healthcare Reform become a reality.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/06/2013 9:51 AM by Virtus Benefits
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Wednesday, 15 May 2013
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We are proud to annouce the Virtus Benefits Seminar.  For more details CLICK HERE. Tuesday, June 4 WHERE Butler Snow The Pinnacle at Symphony Place 150 3rd Avenue South, Suite 1600 Nashville, TN 37201 TIME 3:00-5:00pm (Reception to Follow) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/15/2013 4:11 PM by Virtus Benefits
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Friday, 3 May 2013
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With a lack of clarity in the public exchanges, private exchanges provide options and transparency for employers and employees. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/02/us-usa-healthcare-insurers-idUSBRE9410UI20130502 ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/03/2013 8:45 AM by Virtus Benefits
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Thursday, 28 March 2013
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A Ray Of Hope For Affordable, Convenient, Quality Health Care  BY: BRETT NELSON, FORBES.COM Move upMove down What Happens When The Federal Reserve Stops Artificially Boosting The Economy, And Should You Worry About It? Brett NelsonContributor Ten Ways To Ease Painful Mood ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/28/2013 4:57 PM by Brett Nelson
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Wednesday, 6 March 2013
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It's final...THE VIRTUS MARKETPLACE As previously shared with you, in 2014, individuals and employees will have an opportunity to buy their benefits through a Public or Private web based Exchange, as an alternative to the traditional method of buying benefits.  Private health care exchanges ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/06/2013 10:17 PM by David Johnson
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Friday, 1 March 2013
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Have even two consecutive days passed without you hearing something related to Exchanges as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?  My guess is no and that is primarily because, despite your position on the ACA, government exchanges are part of our future and will soon be in ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/01/2013 4:32 PM by David Johnson
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