Health insurance must be offered to Florida part-timers or the state will be fined

Florida health insurance

The Sunshine State must make a number of vital healthcare reform decisions over the next few months. Florida is facing an important string of health insurance decisions over the next few months in order to comply with the requirements of the federal healthcare reforms, including providing coverage to some of its part time state workers or face fines $300 million per year. This could require the state to make sweeping changes to this sector of its industry. The federal law would require the state to pay a stiff penalty if…

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Health insurance rates for workers in New Mexico are on their way up

Health Insurance rate increases

Premiums may increase by as much as 15 percent for state government employees. Employees of the government of New Mexico may be facing health insurance premiums increases by as much as 15 percent as a result of rising medical care costs. This is the estimate made for those covered by the most popular plan. The increase will bring about an average annual rise of $133 for a single worker who makes $45,000. For family coverage for a worker who makes the same amount of money, the average annual increase will…

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Lawmakers in Michigan to pay more for health insurance come October

Michigan legislators will be paying more for health insurance beginning in October, according to House Speaker Jase Bolger. This change is accompanied by a bill before the Legislature which will require state employees to pay up to 20% of their insurance costs. The move comes as an attempt to take control of the costs in every level of government as well as embolden the state’s insurance industry by injecting money from public officials. Until now, legislator’s health insurance has been bought with taxes. Given the tumultuous economy, taxpayers have been…

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