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Second vaping-related death reported in Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTOC) - The Georgia Department of Public Health is reporting the state’s second death from a vaping-related illness.Health officials say the patient had a history of nicotine vaping, but the case is still being investigated to determine if other...

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Here’s Why Your Workplace Health Insurance Is So Expensive

Even if your employer offers you health insurance at work, chances are you’re shelling out more money for medical care. Last year, employers spent an average of $15,159 in premiums to cover a family of four, according to an analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation....

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What is Health Reinsurance?

In March 2019, Governor Brian Kemp put his signature on the "Patients First Act" law. The law carries the ability to create two waivers, 1115 and Section 1332 Innovation Waiver. These waivers allow the state government the opportunity to make proposed changes to the...

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Why You Need to Join a Healthcare Coalition

In today's healthcare marketplace, employers, especially small business owners, are experiencing the burden of struggling to maintain quality benefits with the constant surge in high healthcare costs. Recent studies have revealed the burden will continue for business...

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Why Self-Funded Health Plans Have Become Popular

There is a type of insurance where an employer accepts the financial risk associated with providing healthcare benefits for their employees. It is known as self-insurance or self-funding insurance. This is different from health insurance plans that are traditional....

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New Georgia shot requirements

New Georgia shot requirementsBeginning in the 2014-2015 school year, seventh graders will be required to have the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) and meningococcal (meningitis) vaccines prior to entering school. Effective July 1, 2014, children born on or...

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Georgia scores an ‘F’

Georgia scores an ‘F’Georgia scored an ‘F’ in the new Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws developed by Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) and Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3).Forty-five states received a failing grade, only two received a B...

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Do you pay $5,159?

Do you pay $5,159?How much is your premium for single health coverage; total employer and employee combined?  In Georgia the range is from a low of $4,554 to a high of $5,286. The average is $5,159.  It’s time to look at a new way of funding your health care benefits....

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Employer Excise Tax for PCORI

Employer Excise Tax for PCORI Employers will be submitting the first payment of the PCORI fee on IRS Form 720 – Quarterly Federal Excise Tax. Yes that’s correct; PCORI is right there with fishing rods, arrows, boats, and tanning salons.     It’s time to look...

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