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Insurance Market Reforms: An Outlook for Individuals and Small Businesses

The most significant changes to our healthcare system came through insurance regulatory changes, and when comes to insurance post Affordable Care Act, the individual marketplace lays the groundwork for the group marketplace. Many American’s are receiving premium increases. Premium changes in the ACA state based marketplaces are driven by many new factors. The most important…

We Are E.D. Bellis

E.D. Bellis is a healthcare consulting company in Omaha specializing in assisting businesses impacted by the ACA.  They offer reliable and actionable information, analysis, recommendations and facts about Obamacare in common language.

We are the “canary in the coal mine” of healthcare reform says Sean McGuire, the company’s founder.  Sean was there when the bill was being built as a health research assistant working for the Senate Finance Committee and has been working on the ACA for over five years.

E.D. Bellis was founded in 2011 and has been assembling a diverse and talented staff with experience in health insurance, employee benefits, communications and marketing.  E.D. Bellis was founded to help you navigate this maze.

SeanMcGuire

Sean McGuire was working for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee when the thoughts of health reform began. He is the founder of E.D. Bellis a healthcare consultancy and host of America’s Healthcare Challenge. To hear Sean speak contact info@edbellisinc.com.

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Healthcare Reform Year in Review

This site was developed to be a fact finder and truth teller about one of the largest laws passed in United States history.  Right now, the Affordable Care Act is still being fine-tuned by the executive branch making it a moving target.  Many rules were written over the course of 2012 but only recently were they released.

Additional regulations will be coming in the future and expect a volatile 2013 as small businesses all over the country struggle to disseminate said regulations.

Fortunately for you, E.D. Bellis has your back.

SeanMcGuire

Sean McGuire was working for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee when the thoughts of health reform began. He is the founder of E.D. Bellis a healthcare consultancy and host of America’s Healthcare Challenge. To hear Sean speak contact info@edbellisinc.com.

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The Hidden Tax on Businesses

Compliance with new laws like the ACA will challenge business.

  • The regulatory floodgate burst on November 20, 2012 releasing guidance on new regulations regarding the determination of full-time workers and essential health benefits.
  • Taxes are going up in 2013 regardless of what happens with the fiscal cliff because the Affordable Care Act introduces 19 new taxes that will impact businesses and many are unaware.
  • Even more troublesome will be the new hidden taxes of compliance which will challenge small and mid-sized businesses and they need to begin preparing now.

SeanMcGuire

Sean McGuire was working for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee when the thoughts of health reform began. He is the founder of E.D. Bellis a healthcare consultancy and host of America’s Healthcare Challenge. To hear Sean speak contact info@edbellisinc.com.

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ACA Compliance Tips

Lost in the politics of the Affordable Care Act are several sections of the law experts from both political persuasion believe will have serious economic impact.

ACA compliance tips

What many often do not realize is the amount of compliance the health reform law created.  Examples include new insurance rules created in section 1302 (B) and the requirement in section 1513 every business with more than 50 full-time employees must provide affordable health coverage meeting government defined essential health benefits.  This will create a niche of vulnerable businesses facing serious compliance challenges right now.

SeanMcGuire

Sean McGuire was working for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee when the thoughts of health reform began. He is the founder of E.D. Bellis a healthcare consultancy and host of America’s Healthcare Challenge. To hear Sean speak contact info@edbellisinc.com.

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