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Estimates of 2014 Individual Health Insurance Premiums

The California Health Insurance Exchange, Covered California unveiled their website today along with estimates of what the individual can expect to pay in premiums and out-of-pocket healthcare costs. You can calculate your estimated premium by visiting: Covered CA Cost Calculator At Van Beurden Insurance we can help you analyze which plan best

Legislation to Expand Medicaid / Medi-Cal introduced in California

California Assembly Speaker John Perez introduced legislation in California to expand Medi-Cal. This was done to help California comply with the Affordable Care Act, where all US Citizens must have Health Insurance starting in 2014. A Fresno Bee article on the subject may be found here: Legislation to Expand Medi-Cal. Several things

What is a QME?

What is a QME? Qualified medical evaluator (QME) is an independent physician certified by the DWC Medical Unit to perform medical evaluations. To become a QME, the doctor must pass a state written examination to demonstrate competency in the basic rules and regulations of California’s Workers’ Compensation system. Upon completion

Health Care Reform and Employer Compliance

Now that the Supreme Court has upheld Health Care Reform, what is left for employers to do? A.) Uniform Explanation of Coverage to Employees. Failure to comply is $1,000 fine per employee B.) Modification Notices to Employees. Failure to comply is $1,000 fine per employee C.) W-2 reporting D.) Certification of Employers health plan annually to

Benefits Triangulation Webinar Invitation

FREE WEBINAR HERE!! Are you sure your Workers' Compensation policy is in line with your Group Health Policy? Do you know why they should be talking to one another? Are you aware of how FMLA and COBRA are connected to both of these coverages? Owners/Partners/Officers excluded under your work comp coverage? If you are unsure