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Posted by Tracy Dacus on March 13, 2014 - 1:10pm
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The Department of Health and Human Services quietly rolled out another health care reform change last week.  While Kathleen Sebelius speaks out in the House against the bill that would delay the individual mandate for 5 years, her agency has provided a way out without paying a penalty.  So what's the difference?  

From the Wall Street Journal, March 12, 2014:

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Posted by Tracy Dacus on March 6, 2014 - 2:58pm
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It was on this day in 1836 that the siege of the Alamo came to an end.  A group of just 189 Texians had held off 1,500 Mexican troops for 11 days.  The defenders of the Alamo ranged from 15 to 56 in age, came from 22 different states

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Posted by Tracy Dacus on March 6, 2014 - 11:23am
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Two years ago the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act was passed by Congress, which would allow premiums to rise to reflect the true risk of living in flood-prone areas.   The idea was to keep the national flood insurance program solvent.   

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Posted by Andy Adams on March 6, 2014 - 11:15am
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In UAW, VW, and the Vote, we took a lot at the stakes in the union for at a Tennessee VW auto plant.  The Union was feeling frisky.  VW, due to the influence of its European Union IG Metall was sitting on the sidelines, was unopposed to the union vote.  Workers inside the plant formed their own opposition with a little help from interested parties in Tennessee.

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Posted by Tracy Dacus on February 21, 2014 - 10:39am
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Late night host Jimmy Kimmel did his own survey on Obamacare earlier this week.  Watch what happened...

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Posted by Andy Adams on February 14, 2014 - 10:19am
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We seem to be taking the crime dictionary and just adding "cyber" to all the range of criminal activities available to bad guys around the world.  The latest is called "cyberextortion."  What is cyberextortion?

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Posted by Andy Adams on February 11, 2014 - 4:55pm
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We were greeted with the "surprise" news that the employer mandate has been delayed FOR SOME EMPLOYERS once again.  I place the word "surprise" in quotes not because we knew it was coming, but because at this point being "surprised" by the sudden changes in Obamacare is like Vizzini repeatedly declaring "INCONCEIVABLE!" in The Princess Bride.  

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Posted by Andy Adams on February 11, 2014 - 1:56pm
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Starting tomorrow employees in the VW automobile plant in Chattanooga, TN will vote on whether they will join the United Auto Workers (UAW).

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Posted by Tracy Dacus on February 10, 2014 - 4:02pm
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This just in - another Obamacare mandate delayed!

The Obama administration announced today that employers with between 50 and 99 full-time workers will not have to comply with the Affordable Care Act's requirement for health insurance until 2016.  In addition, those companies with 100 workers or more can avoid penalties if they offer coverage to at least 70% of their full-time employees.  Originally, employers with 50 full-time workers or more had to offer coverage or pay a penalty of $2,000 per employee starting in 2014.  

 

Stand by for more details and analysis here on the Adams Insurance Service blog.

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Posted by Andy Adams on February 7, 2014 - 9:53am
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In his State of the Union speech, the President announced that 9 million people had enrolled for health plans on the exchange.  This is an incredible number compared to the number of enrollees just a few weeks ago.  Does this mean that the exchange is now a huge success?  A turnaround of epic proportions with millions clamoring for its products.  Well . . . 
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