Thousands of patients are finding out the hard way that free doesn’t always mean free.
Thousands of small businesses who now pay very high premiums could see double digit discounts for certain plans.
State regulators have approved premium hikes averaging 2.3% for what’s called the Small Group Market. That includes thousands of small businesses and self-employed residents. They go into effect in April.
The Retailers Association of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives have been certified as group purchasing cooperatives.
The standard deduction for couples filing jointly is $11,600 and for singles it is one half that at $5,800 for this year.
Health insurance premiums are continuing to get more expensive, but rates in Massachusetts are no longer the priciest in the country.
Negotiations have broken down over rate increases for Tufts. Blue Cross says those increases would amount to double-digits for the medical center.
Employers may find some relief in health care costs next year, according to a survey from Mercer.
Public health advocates have crafted new web guides aimed at helping people learn more and live healthier.
Massachusetts residents who buy private health care plans through the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector have until Monday to participate in an open enrollment period.