Entries for March 2017

A new law, starting July 1st, establishes Medical Review Panels to address the escalating costs directly attributable to the medical liability climate in Kentucky.  It establishes independent evaluation from medical experts of proposed claims brought against health care providers without limiting, delaying, or denying a patient’s or their family’s access to court.  Medical Review Panels have been employed in other states, including Indiana, to provi... Read more
Small employers may yet again, see transition relief through the 2018 calendar year for states and carriers that have agreed to the extension according to recent CMS guidance.  While Congress debates changes in the law, transition relief allows employers to continue to use their pre-community rated plans beyond the dates in the original ACA law.  If employers switch carriers or switch to a community rated plan, their transition relief ends and they can no longe... Read more