ACA Consumer Assistance to Affect Administrative Procedures

By Ferd and Cheryl Mitchell Recent federal regulations have established complex new consumer-assistance activities under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). State and local governmental units; nonprofits, such as  community health centers; and private health care facilities are all likely to become involved in education and outreach efforts to potential applicants for health insurance through the… Read More ACA Consumer Assistance to Affect Administrative Procedures

The ACA Needs Outreach Workers, Along With Trainers and Experts

Preparing for Health Exchange Enrollment The Affordable Care Act (ACA) needs outreach workers, and trainers and experts to support enrollment efforts for the new Exchange marketplaces. A working knowledge of public administration—and related practice skills—will be useful. Efforts are being made to deploy large numbers of front-line, local outreach representatives, to include “navigators”, community health… Read More The ACA Needs Outreach Workers, Along With Trainers and Experts

Employee Wellness Programs: Does Size Matter?

By Robyn Jay-Bage I recently participated in a networking breakfast hosted by the local Chamber of Commerce. While the opportunity for a hot breakfast is always a reason to attend, the topic of discussion at this meeting especially sparked my interest: Employee Wellness Programs. I’ve always understood them as an economic imperative. An article earlier… Read More Employee Wellness Programs: Does Size Matter?