Taking A U-Turn On Benefits, Big Employers Vow To Continue Offering Health Insurance

Kaiser Health New reports that two new surveys indicate “companies continue to try to control costs while backing away from shrinking or dropping health benefits.” The article says this is “a marked change from three years ago, when many big employers – those with 1,000 employees or more – contemplated ending medical benefits and shifting workers to the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces.” Three years ago, just 25 percent of large employers were “very confident” they would still be providing healthcare coverage for workers in a decade, but in the recent survey, that figure rose to 65 percent. Read about the U-Turn on benefits at: Taking A U-Turn On Benefits, Big Employers Vow To Continue Offering Health Insurance

Access to Health Insurance Restored in 19 Ohio Counties

Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment announced that health options have been restored on the federal exchange in 19 Ohio counties following the withdrawal of other insurers earlier this year. Buckeye Health Plan, CareSource, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Molina Health Care of Ohio and Paramount Health Care are helping ensure coverage is available in these counties on the exchange in 2018. Announcements made earlier this year would have left Ohioans in 20 Ohio counties without access to health insurance. The department is working to restore coverage to the 20th county before insurers must enter contracts with the federal government in late September. You can read more on what options these 5 major health insurers in Ohio are providing in …

Dental Check-ups Go Beyond Your Smile

Preventive dental services like cleanings and exams play an important role in your overall health. Routine check-ups can uncover dental issues early so they can be treated before extensive procedures are required. In addition, many common disorders and diseases show up in the mouth—sometimes before you even know there’s a health problem. Comprehensive dental plans like those from Superior Dental Care (SDC) promote superior dental health and support overall wellness. For more information on SDC’s dental and other ancillary benefits, contact SDC at (800) 762-3159 or sales@superiordental.com. You can download of copy of this PDF here, SDC Dental Health

The Single-Payer Tornado

This infographic from the National Association of Health Underwriters uncovers some of the unintended outcomes and unexpected consequences of a government run, single payer healthcare system.   Download the Infographic PDF here,  SinglePayer_TornadoFINAL.   Video about HealthCare Wait Times in Canada by the Frasier Institute of Canada The Red Cross has called wait times in the United Kingdom a “humanitarian crisis”.  Read this article written by The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/06/nhs-faces-humanitarian-crisis-rising-demand-british-red-cross