Archive for February 21st, 2013

Hospitals Win Battle Against Cost Plus Health Plan – Plan Sponsor Lacks Testosterone

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Mason City Schools will abandon the controversial TrueCost health plan after several grievances by teachers.

(more…)

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

      Where’s all that money coming from? And where is it going? I have spent the past seven months trying to find out by analyzing a variety of bills from hospitals like MD Anderson, doctors, drug companies and every other player in the American health care ecosystem.

Editor’s Note: AMPS sent this Time Magazine article to us this morning. Audit firms like AMPS (Advanced Medical Pricing Solutions) assist self-funded plans in hospital audits. For more information go to;

                                              http://www.advancedpricing.com/

(more…)

PPACA Out-Of-Pocket Expense Limit Finally Defined By Govt.

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

The regulation, issued Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, says the maximum annual out-of-pocket expenses — which include deductibles, coinsurance and copayments for services received through in-network providers — cannot exceed the maximum limit allowed that year, starting in 2014, for contributions to health savings accounts

(more…)

Universal To Drop Health Insurance For Part Time Workers

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Universal Orlando plans to stop offering medical insurance to part-time employees beginning next year, a move the resort says has been forced by the federal government’s health-care overhaul.

(more…)