Impact of Today’s Supreme Court Ruling on Healthcare Reform

Impact of Today’s Supreme Court Ruling on Healthcare Reform

As you may have heard, the Supreme Court ruled this morning (June 28, 2012) that the federal government cannot require individuals to buy insurance under the commerce clause but they can tax individuals who choose to go without insurance, under Congress’ taxing authority. So the bottom line? The Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, with a few modifications such as details about a proposed expansion of Medicaid benefits (government-sponsored health coverage for low-income individuals). Here’s a brief summary of…

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Healthcare reform: Grandfathered status

Healthcare reform: Grandfathered status

As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (healthcare reform), health plans are classified as either “grandfathered” or “non-grandfathered.” At DMBA, we’ve decided to maintain the benefit structure that was in place at the time the law passed. So our health plans are considered “grandfathered.” As a grandfathered plan, your benefits may not include certain consumer protections included in the law that apply to other plans. For example, healthcare reform says preventive health services must be covered at no…

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Bob Johnson named President and Chief Executive Officer of DMBA

Bob Johnson named President and Chief Executive Officer of DMBA

April 19, 2010 For release at 1:30 PM MDT Contact: Maria Christensen 801-578-5671 Salt Lake City — DMBA today named Bob Johnson as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Salt Lake-based nonprofit corporation. Johnson replaces Michael “J” Stapley, who is leaving to serve as mission president in the Argentina Buenos Aires South Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Before today‟s announcement, Johnson was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the KSL Broadcast Group, which includes…

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Healthcare reform and DMBA

Healthcare reform and DMBA

We are closely monitoring the impact healthcare reform will have on your benefits and benefit options. The information below will help you understand how these changes will affect you. If you want more information, please contact us. When do these changes affect you: Implementation Timeline What you need to know about Employer-based Coverage (including legally required communications) Summaries of Benefits & Coverage Grandfathered Status What you need to know about Individually Purchased Coverage (generally not relevant to employees with DMBA…

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Examples of questions to consider asking your doctor

Examples of questions to consider asking your doctor

Going to a healthcare professional can be stressful, but being prepared can minimize the stress. Your objective is to create a partnership with your doctor that will help you manage your health. As you prepare to visit your healthcare professional, please consider the following questions: What do you think is my problem (diagnosis)? What is the best way to further diagnose or treat this problem? What evidence do you have to support the testing or treatment you suggest? What are…

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