For Health Savings Accounts (HSA) to be effective at bending the cost curve of health insurance, more needs to be done to promote price competition, argues James C. Capretta of the American Enterprise Institute. Recent reforms passed by the U.S. House of Representatives would help, however, he argues for more dramatic steps. Specifically, he wants […]
Health Affairs Policy Committee Meeting Tuesday, April 24, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. New Jersey Business & Industry Association We are pleased to announce our guest speakers, Deputy Minority Leader Senator Robert Singer (R) and Jeff Brown, Assistant Commissioner, Medicinal Marijuana Program at the New Jersey Department of Health. Senator Singer has been serving […]
Employers will not be subject to a new tax on their group health benefits under revised legislation to support New Jersey's individual health insurance market. The Senate Commerce Committee approved changes that will fund the program from an appropriation from the general fund instead. Two bills, S-1877(Vitale, D-19)/A-3380 (McKeon, D-27) and S-1878 (Vitale, D-19;Singleton, D-7)/A-3379 […]
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New Taxes Proposed for Group Health Insurance Coverage A pair of bills working their way through Senate and Assembly committees this Thursday, April 5, would attempt to stabilize the New Jersey individual health insurance market with a new tax on group health benefits coverage, causing significant cost increases for employers. “New Jersey Health Insurance Market […]