CAHU Speaker Notes – Medical Marijuana: Impact on the Workplace – December 12, 2017

Subscribe to Our Channel for Instant Updates! On Tuesday, December 12, 2017 CAHU hosted a dynamic discussion with guest speakers addressing the upcoming issue of medical marijuana in the workplace! In this edition if CAHU Speaker Notes, three of our four panelists address the following questions: Lloyd Pierre-Louis, Attorney-at-Law, Director – Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter What is the Story with Medical Marijuana in OHIO? How will this Medical Marijuana be Distributed? What forms of Medical Marijuana will be Permitted? What’s Your Advice for Employers? Tom Sico, Assistant General Counsel, Ohio BWC  What is the “Drug-Free Safety” Program? How Might Medical Marijuana Impact an Employer’s Eligibility? Courtney Meyers, CEO, Movanti How Does Cannabis Job Growth Impact the Overall Competition for Good Employees? …

Ohio Market Landscape

The Ohio Department of Insurance has just released Oliver Wyman's analysis of Ohio's current market entitled "Ohio Market Landscape".  Included ...
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Healthcare Fair – ACA Sign Up Event

The Ohio State University Department of African American and African Studies in collaboration with the College of Social Work is sponsoring an ACA sign up “Healthcare Fair” event at the OSU AAAS Community Extension Center, located at 905 Mt Vernon Ave, Columbus, OH 43203, on December 6, 2017 from 4 to 8pm. The event will host local community health organizations and insurance brokers as they provide counseling and sign up for the ACA. In addition, there will be arts engagement activities for children and adults. Children will be engaged with story-telling and other programming in the CEC library space and adults will be invited to attend an artist reading and talk with artist in residence Alyss Dixson and local Columbus …

CAHU Speaker Notes – Holly Saelens, VP Molina Healthcare of Ohio, October 10, 2017

Subscribe to Our Channel for Instant Updates! Holly Saelens Addresses the following questions: What are cost sharing reductions, and what might be the impact of their removal? How do increases in the uninsured impact the cost of care? What has been the impact of so-called “Freestanding ERs?” What is a 1332 Waiver and what’s its significance? What role does NAHU and CAHU play in the unfolding story of healthcare?  

LONE UNCOVERED US COUNTY GETS INSURER FOR HEALTH EXCHANGE

The AP reports that only a few months ago, more than “40 mostly rural counties faced the prospect of having no options for their exchanges, but insurers have gradually come forward to fill the gaps.” The article adds that insurers have not considered rural counties attractive “because they usually have a smaller, older customer base and a care provider like a hospital system with a dominant market position,” which “can make it difficult to negotiate payment rates.” Ohio-based insurer CareSource will step up to provide health insurance coverage in Paulding County, Ohio in 2018. The lone county at risk of going uncovered on the federal health law’s insurance exchanges now has an insurer. Read the full article at: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/APFN_US_HEALTH_OVERHAUL_EXCHANGES?SITE=AP&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-08-24-13-31-46

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