Same Sex Marriage Supreme Court Ruling – Update

Gavel_Flag-288x300The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 26, 2015 deems that all couples have the right to marriage regardless of their gender. Additionally, all states must recognize a marriage that was entered into in a different jurisdiction.

Effective June 26, 2015 health plans must cover married couples, regardless of gender, if spousal/dependent coverage is offered. Health Net of Arizona, Inc. will offer an additional Special Enrollment Period (SEP) to allow spouses to be added through September 30, 2015.

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The 2015 Employer Mandate is Coming! What Will You Do?

As of January 1, 2015, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will impose an employer mandate that could dramatically affect large businesses. According to the ACA employer mandate, any employer group with 100 or more full-time employees may be subject to a tax penalty if it does not offer affordable medical coverage to its employees. Continue reading

Health Net Finalizes 2012 Medical Loss Ratio Results

CA, AZ and OR Individual, Small and Large Group businesses; and WA Small and Large Group businesses.

At Health Net, we work hard to provide timely and relevant information that affects your business. We want to inform you that Health Net of California, Inc., Health Net of Arizona, Inc., Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, Inc. and Health Net Life Insurance Company have finalized the 2012 Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) results. Continue reading

What is the Premium Tax and How Can This Affect Your Employees?

health insurance taxYou probably hear it all the time: Employees asking you “I’ve heard that health insurance premiums are going to rise? What’s the story?”

Sound familiar? Chances are one reason could be because of the Health Insurance Tax (HIT), otherwise known as the premium tax, a multi-billion dollar tax on most of the nation’s health plans that will begin in 2014 as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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