HSA IRS Plan Maximums
The IRS recently released Revenue Procedure 2017-37, which provides information on the limits for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for 2018. The annual contribution limitation on deductions for individuals with self-only coverage under a high deductible health plan will be $3,450. The deduction limitation for an individual with family coverage will be $6,900. Please note, these limits […]Read More
Senate Takes Major Step Toward Repealing Health Care Law
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans took their first major step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, approving a budget blueprint that would allow them to gut the health care law without the threat of a Democratic filibuster. The vote was 51 to 48. During the roll call, Democrats staged a highly unusual protest on […]
Cost-Share Information for Oxford Member Claims Paid Between Nov. 12 – Dec. 1, 2016
SWIM received the following notice from Oxford. Please feel free to call us with any questions. We want to make you aware of an error that may affect employees of some of your Oxford customers. We incorrectly reported the patient responsibility amounts on electronic claims statements sent to providers. As a result, this may cause, […]
Work. Walk 5 Minutes. Work.
Stuck at your work desk? Standing up and walking around for five minutes every hour during the workday could lift your mood, combat lethargy without reducing focus and attention, and even dull hunger pangs, according to an instructive new study. The study, which also found that frequent, brief walking breaks were more effective at improving […]
Muted Response From Health Lobby as Affordable Care Act Faces Repeal
WASHINGTON — The speed of Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act has stunned health industry lobbyists, leaving representatives of insurance companies, hospitals, doctors and pharmaceutical makers in disarray and struggling for a response to a legislative quick strike that would upend much of the American health care system. The Senate is expected to […]
Hooked on Our Smartphones
The many men, women and children who spend their days glued to their smartphones and social media accounts might learn something from Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the groundbreaking megahit “Hamilton.” Asked in an interview with Delta Sky magazine when and where he finds time to be creative, Mr. Miranda, an avid reader of books and […]
Prices charged by NYC area hospitals vary widely, new report says
In the New York City area, hospitals with the biggest market share tend to charge the highest prices, according to a new report from the New York State Health Foundation. The report, prepared by Marlborough, Mass.-based Gorman Actuarial, studied pricing in three regions of the state. In downstate New York, the highest-priced facilities negotiated prices […]
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