Many companies in small group contracts can avoid full ACA compliance for another year but only if your plan renews on or after September 1, 2014. This is referred to as "Grandmothering".

On Monday, July 7, 2014 Governor Brown signed Bill SB1446 allowing insurance companies to offer existing pre-ACA compliant plans for one more year. Carriers are not required to offer this extension.

Now a small employer may have three choices:

  1. Renew and remain... Read More

This is actually something I hear from people on the phone. The question is typically followed up by the statement “...besides the fact that I’ll be fined for not having it.” You work hard throughout your life to build wealth and live/provide a happy and comfortable lifestyle, so some types of insurance can protect your possessions, income and even provide for a loved one when you are gone. You can find an insurance policy to cover almost... Read More

What a wonderful luncheon! Yesterday, Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) brought Dusty Baker, former Major League Baseball player and manager and recipient of the Jackie Robinson 2014 Chairman’s Award, to the Red Lion for the first annual Leadership Luncheon. Mr. Baker is a member of the PCA National Advisory Board and has appeared at PCA events, in PCA online course video and other videos such as this one on YouTube. He, along with PCA, is a... Read More

There was a tremendous volume of claim activity in the last month of 2013, but we are pleased to report it has now stabilized. Following are tips we hope HR and employees implement to make sure claims run as smoothly as possible:

  • If you’re on a PPO medical plan, make sure you are seeking service with network-participating providers. Members are ultimately responsible for knowing doctors are contracted with their medical plan under a PPO. Just... Read More

Today was the annual Health Care Leadership Summit moderated by Sacramento Business Journal editor Jack Robinson. The panel addressed many issues including the challenges ahead of us all regarding our current health care system, costs, and the implementation of ACA.

The panelists included:

  • Pat Brady, CEO, Sutter Roseville Medical Center

  • Darryl Cardoza, CEO, Hills Physicians Medical Group

  • Edmundo Castaneda, President, Mercy General Hospital

  • Ann... Read More

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