SPECIAL NEWS ALERT! BCBSM/BCN statement regarding President’s remarks pertaining to modifications to the PPACA regulations

President Obama made a recent announcement pertaining to modifications to the PPACA regulations.  We want to inform all members, enrolled in Blues coverage or not, of the direction being taken by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network.  “We monitored remarks by President Obama, but we will need to review and understand…

Make Small Changes for a Healthy Holiday – Makeover Your Holiday Plate with MyPlate

by Jackie Haven, Acting Executive Director, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion   We all cherish time-honored holiday traditions; yet want to make healthier choices when celebrating the holiday season. Simple swaps or ingredient substitutions are a great way to revamp classic favorites – making them healthier without sacrificing the memories. The MyPlate Holiday Makeover…

Obama Administration Releases Final ACA Employer “Shared Responsibility” Rules, Provides Limited Transition Relief

The U.S. Treasury Department released the final rule implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) requirements for “large” employers (50+ full-time equivalent employees) under Internal Revenue Code §4980H for most large employers to be in compliance in 2015.  The final rule follows Proposed Rulemaking over a year ago establishing several safe-harbors including allowing up to a…