Anthem Security Breach

Anthem Security Breach

About Anthem Security Breach According to an official statement posted on their website,, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield experienced a “sophisticated external cyber attack” where “attackers gained unauthorized access to Anthem’s IT system and obtained personal information from current and former members.” Information such as: • Names • Birth dates • Medical IDs • […]

Medicare Enrollment Info

Medicare Enrollment Information You don’t need to sign up for Medicare every year. However, each year you’ll have a chance to review your coverage and make changes. Here are some things you should know when it comes to Medicare Enrollment.

The Affordable Care Act Part 12 – Small Employers

Small Employers The Affordable Care Act defines “small” as those with fewer than 50 full-time employees (FTEs). Small employers are exempt from the ACA “play-or-pay” penalties. There are, however, incentives to some small employers to offer health care coverage to their employees. Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) While the initial availability date may vary […]

The Affordable Care Act Part 11 – Large Employers

While the Affordable Care Act does not require employers to provide their employees with access to employer-sponsored health care plans, the ACA does include incentives and penalties intended to: 1) minimize disruptions of the existing employer-provided health care system, and 2) to encourage smaller employers to provide their employees with access to employer-sponsored health care […]

The Affordable Care Act Part 10 – Premium Tax Credit

Starting in 2014, individuals and families can take a new premium tax credit to help them afford health insurance coverage purchased through a Health Insurance Marketplace. The premium tax credit is refundable, so taxpayers who have little or no income tax liability can still benefit. The credit also can be paid in advance to a […]