August 29th, 2014

NCMS Plan Update: Employer-provided medical care available to 86 percent of full-time employees

According to a recent report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employer-provided medical care was available to 86 percent of full-time private industry workers in the United States in March 2014. By contrast, only 23 percent of part-time workers had medical care benefits available. A worker with access to a medical plan is defined as having an employer-provided plan available for use, regardless of the employee’s decision to enroll or participate in the plan.

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February 28th, 2014

Survey Indicates Knowledge of ACA Still Lacking

According to a poll conducted in January by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a majority of the public believes that only “some” provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been implemented. The public feels this way in spite of the significant implementation milestones that occurred January 1st, including the requirement for individuals to have insurance, the opening of Exchanges, and the provision of tax credits and cost sharing subsidies to eligible individuals. Very few provisions, in fact, remain to be implemented.

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August 26th, 2013

Advantages of the NCMS Plan under Health Care Reform

In March 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law. The ACA represents the most significant government expansion and regulatory overhaul of the U.S. health care system since the enactment of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.

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