2012 Indexed Amounts for Health Savings Accounts

Posted by in Facts and Figures on 17. Apr, 2012 | 0 Comments

Proc. 2011-32 provides the 2012 inflation-adjusted amounts for Health Savings Accounts. Annual Contribution Limits For calendar year 2012, the maximum annual HSA contribution for an eligible individual with self-only coverage is $3,100.For calendar year 2012, the maximum annual HSA contribution for an eligible individual with family coverage is $6,250.    Note:  Under prior law, the maximum […]

If SCOTUS overturns reform hospitals may ask for payback

Posted by in Blog Posts, SCOTUS on 17. Apr, 2012 | 0 Comments

Will the government “pay back” hospitals $155 Billion??  This may qualify as a very humorous ending to the story of Obamacare.  Hospitals are brainstorming “what if” scenarios of how SCOTUS might rule on PPACA.  If only the mandate is struck down, hospitals have started talking to Congressmen about getting back some of the $155 Billion […]

Texas HB 2015: How Healthcare Transparency Saves Employers Money

Posted by in Blog Posts on 16. Apr, 2012 | 0 Comments

January 1st, 2008, the Texas Legislature passed HB 2015. This law requires all group health insurers to release claims data to the employer or group policyholder which had previously been unavailable. This is extremely important information for employers to have at their fingertips when contemplating any kind of plan design and/or funding changes including partially […]

Understanding ERISA Plans

Posted by in Blog Posts, Facts and Figures on 13. Apr, 2012 | 0 Comments

Printable Version – Includes Modeling Illustration Understanding ERISA Plans – Illustration Understanding ERISA Plans (aka. Self-Funded or Partially Self-Funded Plans) By: Brian Davidson – Ex Healthcare Insider and Private Investigator. Legalities When a typical employer in America sponsors a health plan, that health plan is governed by a series of laws which apply to the design […]

Why We Exist!

Posted by in Blog Posts on 13. Apr, 2012 | 0 Comments

I have been observing the healthcare marketplace in Houston for over 10 years. I am convinced that the current system of healthcare financing delivery is not serving the best interests of Houston’s employers. The horizon looks even more daunting. In West Houston alone, there has been $1.6 billion dollars of new hospital investment in the […]