State Health Plans: State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.State Government: The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.Prepaid Health Plans: Contracts between an insurer and a subscriber or a group of subscribers whereby a specified set of health benefits is provided in return for a periodic premium.State Health Planning and Development Agencies: Agencies established under PL93-641 to coordinate, conduct, and implement state health planning activities. Two primary responsibilities are the preparation of an annual State Health Plan and giving assistance to the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.Health Benefit Plans, Employee: Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.Public Health Administration: Management of public health organizations or agencies.Managed Care Programs: Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.United StatesPublic Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Health Maintenance Organizations: Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.Deductibles and Coinsurance: Cost-sharing mechanisms that provide for payment by the insured of some portion of covered expenses. Deductibles are the amounts paid by the insured under a health insurance contract before benefits become payable; coinsurance is the provision under which the insured pays part of the medical bill, usually according to a fixed percentage, when benefits become payable.Health Systems Agencies: Health planning and resources development agencies which function in each health service area of the United States (PL 93-641).Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Health Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Government Agencies: Administrative units of government responsible for policy making and management of governmental activities.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.Insurance Selection Bias: Adverse or favorable selection bias exhibited by insurers or enrollees resulting in disproportionate enrollment of certain groups of people.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Insurance Coverage: Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)Preferred Provider Organizations: Arrangements negotiated between a third-party payer (often a self-insured company or union trust fund) and a group of health-care providers (hospitals and physicians) who furnish services at lower than usual fees, and, in return, receive prompt payment and an expectation of an increased volume of patients.Competitive Medical Plans: Alternative health care delivery mechanisms, such as PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS or other health insurance services or prepaid plans (other than HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS), that meet Medicare qualifications for a risk-sharing contract. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Consumer Satisfaction: Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.Cost Sharing: Provisions of an insurance policy that require the insured to pay some portion of covered expenses. Several forms of sharing are in use, e.g., deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments. Cost sharing does not refer to or include amounts paid in premiums for the coverage. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Health Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.Occupational Health Services: Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.Fraud: Exploitation through misrepresentation of the facts or concealment of the purposes of the exploiter.Managed Competition: A strategy for purchasing health care in a manner which will obtain maximum value for the price for the purchasers of the health care and the recipients. The concept was developed primarily by Alain Enthoven of Stanford University and promulgated by the Jackson Hole Group. The strategy depends on sponsors for groups of the population to be insured. The sponsor, in some cases a health alliance, acts as an intermediary between the group and competing provider groups (accountable health plans). The competition is price-based among annual premiums for a defined, standardized benefit package. (From Slee and Slee, Health Care Reform Terms, 1993)Medical Savings Accounts: Tax-exempt trusts or custodial accounts established by individuals with financial institutions for saving money for future medical expenses.Employer Health Costs: That portion of total HEALTH CARE COSTS borne by an individual's or group's employing organization.Population Surveillance: Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.Health Care Sector: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.): An agency of the UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that conducts and supports programs for the prevention and control of disease and provides consultation and assistance to health departments and other countries.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Civil Defense: Preventive emergency measures and programs designed to protect the individual or community in times of hostile attack.Epidemiology: Field of medicine concerned with the determination of causes, incidence, and characteristic behavior of disease outbreaks affecting human populations. It includes the interrelationships of host, agent, and environment as related to the distribution and control of disease.Insurance Carriers: Organizations which assume the financial responsibility for the risks of policyholders.Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Workplace: Place or physical location of work or employment.Disaster Planning: Procedures outlined for the care of casualties and the maintenance of services in disasters.Insurance Benefits: Payments or services provided under stated circumstances under the terms of an insurance policy. In prepayment programs, benefits are the services the programs will provide at defined locations and to the extent needed.Insurance Claim Review: Review of claims by insurance companies to determine liability and amount of payment for various services. The review may also include determination of eligibility of the claimant or beneficiary or of the provider of the benefit; determination that the benefit is covered or not payable under another policy; or determination that the service was necessary and of reasonable cost and quality.Health Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.MassachusettsInterinstitutional Relations: The interactions between representatives of institutions, agencies, or organizations.Health Services Needs and Demand: Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.Health: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.Medicaid: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.Health Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.Preventive Health Services: Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.Health Planning Technical Assistance: The provision of expert assistance in developing health planning programs, plans as technical materials, etc., as requested by Health Systems Agencies or other health planning organizations.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Cost Control: The containment, regulation, or restraint of costs. Costs are said to be contained when the value of resources committed to an activity is not considered excessive. This determination is frequently subjective and dependent upon the specific geographic area of the activity being measured. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Group Purchasing: A shared service which combines the purchasing power of individual organizations or facilities in order to obtain lower prices for equipment and supplies. (From Health Care Terms, 2nd ed)Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Local Government: Smallest political subdivisions within a country at which general governmental functions are carried-out.Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Societies, Hospital: Societies having institutional membership limited to hospitals and other health care institutions.Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.Economic Competition: The effort of two or more parties to secure the business of a third party by offering, usually under fair or equitable rules of business practice, the most favorable terms.Delivery of Health Care, Integrated: A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance Plans: Prepaid health and hospital insurance plan.Consumer Participation: Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.CaliforniaDisease Notification: Notification or reporting by a physician or other health care provider of the occurrence of specified contagious diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV infections to designated public health agencies. The United States system of reporting notifiable diseases evolved from the Quarantine Act of 1878, which authorized the US Public Health Service to collect morbidity data on cholera, smallpox, and yellow fever; each state in the US has its own list of notifiable diseases and depends largely on reporting by the individual health care provider. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Universal Coverage: Health insurance coverage for all persons in a state or country, rather than for some subset of the population. It may extend to the unemployed as well as to the employed; to aliens as well as to citizens; for pre-existing conditions as well as for current illnesses; for mental as well as for physical conditions.Chronology as Topic: The temporal sequence of events that have occurred.Organizational Objectives: The purposes, missions, and goals of an individual organization or its units, established through administrative processes. It includes an organization's long-range plans and administrative philosophy.Occupational Diseases: Diseases caused by factors involved in one's employment.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Capitation Fee: A method of payment for health services in which an individual or institutional provider is paid a fixed, per capita amount without regard to the actual number or nature of services provided to each patient.World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Quality Indicators, Health Care: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.Mental Health Services: Organized services to provide mental health care.Schools, Public Health: Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of public health.Policy Making: The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.National Health Programs: Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.Employment: The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.TexasPatient Protection and Affordable Care Act: An Act prohibiting a health plan from establishing lifetime limits or annual limits on the dollar value of benefits for any participant or beneficiary after January 1, 2014. It permits a restricted annual limit for plan years beginning prior to January 1, 2014. It provides that a health plan shall not be prevented from placing annual or lifetime per-beneficiary limits on covered benefits. The Act sets up a competitive health insurance market.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.Employee Incentive Plans: Programs designed by management to motivate employees to work more efficiently with increased productivity, and greater employee satisfaction.Disease Outbreaks: Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes EPIDEMICS and PANDEMICS.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.WashingtonPatient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.OregonQuestionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Personnel Management: Planning, organizing, and administering all activities related to personnel.Insurance, Pharmaceutical Services: Insurance providing for payment of services rendered by the pharmacist. Services include the preparation and distribution of medical products.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Fee-for-Service Plans: Method of charging whereby a physician or other practitioner bills for each encounter or service rendered. In addition to physicians, other health care professionals are reimbursed via this mechanism. Fee-for-service plans contrast with salary, per capita, and prepayment systems, where the payment does not change with the number of services actually used or if none are used. (From Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Public Health Informatics: The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.MinnesotaMedicare Part C: The Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 establishes a Medicare+Choice program under part C of Title XVIII, Section 4001, of the Social Security Act. Under this program, an eligible individual may elect to receive Medicare benefits through enrollment in a Medicare+Choice plan. Beneficiaries may choose to use private pay options, establish medical savings accounts, use managed care plans, or join provider-sponsored plans.Private Sector: That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.Medicare: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)New JerseyFinancing, Government: Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.Rate Setting and Review: A method of examining and setting levels of payments.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Sick Leave: An absence from work permitted because of illness or the number of days per year for which an employer agrees to pay employees who are sick. (Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, 1981)WisconsinSocioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Risk Sharing, Financial: Any system which allows payors to share some of the financial risk associated with a particular patient population with providers. Providers agree to adhere to fixed fee schedules in exchange for an increase in their payor base and a chance to benefit from cost containment measures. Common risk-sharing methods are prospective payment schedules (PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM), capitation (CAPITATION FEES), diagnosis-related fees (DIAGNOSIS-RELATED GROUPS), and pre-negotiated fees.KansasHealth Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.Travel: Aspects of health and disease related to travel.Formularies as Topic: Works about lists of drugs or collections of recipes, formulas, and prescriptions for the compounding of medicinal preparations. Formularies differ from PHARMACOPOEIAS in that they are less complete, lacking full descriptions of the drugs, their formulations, analytic composition, chemical properties, etc. In hospitals, formularies list all drugs commonly stocked in the hospital pharmacy.Environmental Health: The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.Child Health Services: Organized services to provide health care for children.Gatekeeping: The controlling of access to health services, usually by primary care providers; often used in managed care settings to reduce utilization of expensive services and reduce referrals. (From BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1999)Marketing of Health Services: Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.Employee Retirement Income Security Act: A 1974 Federal act which preempts states' rights with regard to workers' pension benefits and employee benefits. It does not affect the benefits and rights of employees whose employer is self-insured. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Reform Terms, 1993)Personnel, Hospital: The individuals employed by the hospital.Health Plan Implementation: Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.Decision Making, Organizational: The process by which decisions are made in an institution or other organization.IllinoisNevadaHealth Care Costs: The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Organizational Policy: A course or method of action selected, usually by an organization, institution, university, society, etc., from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions and positions on matters of public interest or social concern. It does not include internal policy relating to organization and administration within the corporate body, for which ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION is available.Drug Costs: The amount that a health care institution or organization pays for its drugs. It is one component of the final price that is charged to the consumer (FEES, PHARMACEUTICAL or PRESCRIPTION FEES).Fees and Charges: Amounts charged to the patient as payer for health care services.Health Care Coalitions: Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.Absenteeism: Chronic absence from work or other duty.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.New YorkIndustry: Any enterprise centered on the processing, assembly, production, or marketing of a line of products, services, commodities, or merchandise, in a particular field often named after its principal product. Examples include the automobile, fishing, music, publishing, insurance, and textile industries.Women's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.Urban Health: The status of health in urban populations.Occupational Exposure: The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents that occurs as a result of one's occupation.Organizations, Nonprofit: Organizations which are not operated for a profit and may be supported by endowments or private contributions.Management Audit: Management review designed to evaluate efficiency and to identify areas in need of management improvement within the institution in order to ensure effectiveness in meeting organizational goals.Rural Health: The status of health in rural populations.Physician Incentive Plans: Compensatory plans designed to motivate physicians in relation to patient referral, physician recruitment, and efficient use of the health facility.North CarolinaHealth Literacy: Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.Reimbursement, Incentive: A scheme which provides reimbursement for the health services rendered, generally by an institution, and which provides added financial rewards if certain conditions are met. Such a scheme is intended to promote and reward increased efficiency and cost containment, with better care, or at least without adverse effect on the quality of the care rendered.VermontMass Screening: Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.World Health Organization: A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.Cost Savings: Reductions in all or any portion of the costs of providing goods or services. Savings may be incurred by the provider or the consumer.Health Insurance Exchanges: State-provided health insurance marketplaces established under the PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.National Health Insurance, United StatesContract Services: Outside services provided to an institution under a formal financial agreement.Insurance, Health, Reimbursement: Payment by a third-party payer in a sum equal to the amount expended by a health care provider or facility for health services rendered to an insured or program beneficiary. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Community Health Planning: Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)Information Dissemination: The circulation or wide dispersal of information.Capacity Building: Organizational development including enhancement of management structures, processes and procedures, within organizations and among different organizations and sectors to meet present and future needs.Value-Based Purchasing: Purchasers are provided information on the quality of health care, including patient outcomes and health status, with data on the dollar outlays going towards health. The focus is on managing the use of the health care system to reduce inappropriate care and to identify and reward the best-performing providers. (from http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/meyerrpt.htm accessed 11/25/2011)Models, Econometric: The application of mathematical formulas and statistical techniques to the testing and quantifying of economic theories and the solution of economic problems.Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act: Public Law 104-91 enacted in 1996, was designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system, protect health insurance coverage for workers and their families, and to protect individual personal health information.Health Facilities: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.Retirement: The state of being retired from one's position or occupation.Health Resources: Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Group Practice, Prepaid: An organized group of three or more full-time physicians rendering services for a fixed prepayment.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Costs and Cost Analysis: Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.Rural Health Services: Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Independent Practice Associations: A partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity that enters into an arrangement for the provision of services with persons who are licensed to practice medicine, osteopathy, and dentistry, and with other care personnel. Under an IPA arrangement, licensed professional persons provide services through the entity in accordance with a mutually accepted compensation arrangement, while retaining their private practices. Services under the IPA are marketed through a prepaid health plan. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Physicians: Individuals licensed to practice medicine.Health Manpower: The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Regional Health Planning: Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.United States Health Resources and Services Administration: A component of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that provides leadership related to the delivery of health services and the requirements for and distribution of health resources, including manpower training.Choice Behavior: The act of making a selection among two or more alternatives, usually after a period of deliberation.Organizational Case Studies: Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Social Responsibility: The obligations and accountability assumed in carrying out actions or ideas on behalf of others.Efficiency, Organizational: The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.Electronic Health Records: Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care): Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.Community Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.Social Justice: An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.BrazilContracts: Agreements between two or more parties, especially those that are written and enforceable by law (American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed). It is sometimes used to characterize the nature of the professional-patient relationship.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Information Services: Organized services to provide information on any questions an individual might have using databases and other sources. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Pharmaceutical Services: Total pharmaceutical services provided by qualified PHARMACISTS. In addition to the preparation and distribution of medical products, they may include consultative services provided to agencies and institutions which do not have a qualified pharmacist.Drug Utilization Review: Formal programs for assessing drug prescription against some standard. Drug utilization review may consider clinical appropriateness, cost effectiveness, and, in some cases, outcomes. Review is usually retrospective, but some analysis may be done before drugs are dispensed (as in computer systems which advise physicians when prescriptions are entered). Drug utilization review is mandated for Medicaid programs beginning in 1993.Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Federal Government: The level of governmental organization and function at the national or country-wide level.Mental Disorders: Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.Benchmarking: Method of measuring performance against established standards of best practice.
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From 2006, the number of uninsured Massachusetts residents dropped from about 6% to about 2% in 2010 according to the Massachusetts Department of Healthcare Finance and Policy (DHCFP), depending on the methodology used, According to the Massachusetts Center on Health Information and Analsysis (CHIA), which replaced the DHCFP in 2012, the percentage of uninsured rose back to between 3-4% in 2012. The United States Census Department shows a higher percentage of uninsured for the same years but a similar trend line. Both trend lines mirror-from different baselines-the approximately 400,000 Massachusetts residents added to the rolls of the insured in 2006/2007 via an expansion in Medicaid eligibility rules and the subsidization of the Commonwealth Care insurance program.. A 2011 view of the data, released by the state in 2013, shows the number of people receiving employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) in ...
... (Danish: erhvervsuddannelse) takes place at special state-funded vocational schools (erhvervsskoler), most of which are either technical schools (tekniske skoler) or business colleges (handelsskoler). Through a combination of teaching in vocational schools and apprenticeship, mostly in private companies, students are trained for work as tradesmen, clerks, farmers etc. Vocational education takes 2-5 years and can be commenced after the completion of the compulsory primary folkeskole ('public school'), i.e. at age 15-16. Contrary to academically oriented types of secondary education such as the Gymnasium, vocational secondary education aims directly at jobs rather than higher education, although it is possible, with certain requirements, to enter a university to study for instance engineering upon completing vocational education. Students train for work in a specific profession (e.g. as an electrician or a chef), but the different education programmes are ...
The United States Government Manual is the official handbook of the federal government, published annually by the Office of the Federal Register and printed and distributed by the United States Government Printing Office. The first edition was issued in 1935; before the 1973/74 edition it was known as the United States Government Organization Manual. The Manual provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. It also includes information on quasi-official agencies; international organizations in which the United States participates; and boards, commissions, and committees. Appendices include a list of agency acronyms and a cumulative list of agencies terminated, transferred, or changed in name since 1933. A typical federal agency description includes: ...
General Services Administration-approved safes and vaults are certified high-security safes and vault doors for military and embassy applications. Each vault door under this specification meets stringent criteria and has passed the qualification tests and inspections performed at a Government test facility for the General Services Administration. The protection levels certified above applies only to the door and not to the vault proper. A United States Government Class 5-V vault door, which has been tested and approved by the Government under Fed. Spec. AA-D-600D, affords the following security protection: 20 man-hours against surreptitious entry. 30 man-minutes against covert entry. 10 man-minutes against forced entry. A United States Government Class 5-A vault door, which has been tested and approved by the Government under Fed. Spec. AA-D-600D, affords the following security protection: 30 man-minutes against covert entry. 10 man-minutes ...
The portion of SR 20 running through all of Calhoun County was designated as "Fuller Warren Parkway" by the Florida State Legislature in 1999. The portion of SR 20 that is co-signed with US 27 in Leon County was designated as "Apalachee Parkway" by the Florida State Legislature in 1961. The portion of SR 20 that is co-signed with US 27 in Leon, Jefferson, Madison, and Taylor counties was designated as "Blue Star Memorial Highway" by the Florida State Legislature in 1957. The same portion of SR 20 in Taylor, Jefferson, and Leon counties was also designated as "Paradise Drive" by the Florida State Legislature in 1951. The portion of SR 20 from Perry to High Springs in Columbia County, as well as all of SR 20 that is co-signed with US 27 in Lafayette and Suwannee counties, was designated as "Fred P Parker Memorial Highway" by the Florida ...
The Wisconsin State Capitol, in Madison, Wisconsin, houses both chambers of the Wisconsin legislature along with the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Office of the Governor. Completed in 1917, the building is the fifth to serve as the Wisconsin capitol since the first territorial legislature convened in 1836 and the third building since Wisconsin was granted statehood in 1848. The Wisconsin State Capitol is the tallest building in Madison, a distinction that has been preserved by legislation that prohibits buildings taller than the columns surrounding the dome (187 feet). The Capitol is located at the southwestern end of the Madison Isthmus. The streets surrounding the building form the Capitol Square, which is home to many restaurants and shops. The first capitol was a prefabricated wood-frame council house without heat or water that had been sent hastily to Belmont. Legislators met there for 42 days after ...
The New York election was held January 20 and 21, 1891, by the New York State Legislature. Republican William M. Evarts had been elected to this seat in 1885, and his term would expire on March 3, 1891. At the State election in November 1889, 19 Republicans and 13 Democrats were elected for a two-year term (1890-1891) in the State Senate. At the State election in November 1890, 68 Democrats and 60 Republicans were elected for the session of 1891 to the Assembly. The 114th New York State Legislature met from January 6 to April 30, 1891, at Albany, New York. The Democratic caucus met on January 19, 74 State legislators attended, and State Senator John C. Jacobs presided. Governor David B. Hill was nominated by acclamation. The Republican caucus met immediately after the ...
Following the Taney court and the rise of Dual federalism, the division of labor between federal, state, and local governments was relatively unchanged for over a century. Political scientist Theodore J. Lowi summarized the system in place during those years in The End of the Republican Era Nevertheless, the modern federal apparatus owes its origins to changes that occurred during the period between 1861 and 1933. While banks had long been incorporated and regulated by the states, the National Bank Acts of 1863 and 1864 saw Congress establish a network of national banks that had their reserve requirements set by officials in Washington. During World War I, a system of federal banks devoted to aiding farmers was established, and a network of federal banks designed to promote home ownership came into existence in the last year of Herbert Hoover's administration. Congress used its power over interstate ...
The Legislature met for the regular session at the State Capitol in Albany on January 7, 1920. Thaddeus C. Sweet (R) was re-elected Speaker. At the beginning of the session, the five Socialist assemblymen were suspended by Speaker Sweet, pending a trial before the Assembly Committee on the Judiciary to determine whether they were fit to take their seats. Charles Evans Hughes (Rep.) and Governor Al Smith (Dem.) condemned Speaker Sweet and the Republican majority for taking this course of action. On March 30, a majority of 7 members of the 13-member Judiciary Committee recommended the expulsion the five Socialists. Minority reports recommended the seating of all or part of the Socialist assemblymen. In the early morning of April 1, the five Socialist assemblymen were expelled. The Legislature adjourned at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, April 25, after a session of 37 hours. During this last session, Marguerite L. Smith occupied for about half an hour the Speaker's ...
The proposition was put before voters by the state legislature. It was originally to appear on the 2004 state election ballot, but was delayed to the 2006 state election because of budgetary concerns raised by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In January 2006, the Governor omitted the initial funds for the project from his $222.6 billion Public Works Bond for the next 10 years. The Governor did include $14.3 million in the 2006-07 budget for the California High-Speed Rail Authority, enough for it to begin some preliminary engineering and detailed study. The proposition was delayed again from 2006 to 2008 to avoid competition with a large infrastructure bond, Proposition 1B, which passed in 2006. The original proposition would have appeared in the 2008 general election as Proposition 1, but the state legislature enacted Assembly Bill 3034, which replaced that measure with an ...
Depending on state legislation, public safety divers in the USA may fall under state or federal occupational safety and health legislation. Federal legislation applies where there is no relevant state legislation and the divers are employees diving as part of their occupation. If they fall under federal legislation they are exempt (excluded) from specific requirements of 29 CFR Part 1910, Subpart T, Commercial Diving Operations, only during diving activities incidental to police and public-safety functions the purpose of which is to provide search, rescue, or public-safety diving services. The exemption was written to include the ability to deviate from safe diving practices under limited conditions where compliance would be impracticable due to time constraints or the possible consequences of failing to perform the task overwhelm the risks taken using available facilities. ...
After being officially proposed, either by Congress or a national convention of the states, a constitutional amendment must then be ratified by three-fourths of the states. Congress is authorized to choose whether a proposed amendment is sent to the state legislatures or to state ratifying conventions for ratification. Amendments ratified by the states under either procedure are indistinguishable and have equal force as part of the Constitution. Of the 33 amendments submitted to the states for ratification, the state convention method has been used for only one, the Twenty-first Amendment, which became part of the Constitution in 1933. This was also one of only four times that Congress has placed the mode of ratification in the body of an amendment rather than in ...
Senators were elected by the state legislatures every two years, with one-third beginning new six-year terms with each Congress. Preceding the names in the list below are Senate class numbers, which indicate the cycle of their election. In this Congress, Class 1 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring re-election in 1796; Class 2 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring re-election in 1798; and Class 3 meant their term began in this Congress, requiring re-election in 1800. ...
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- Each year it provides $45 billion in health care benefits to approximately 8.2 million employees, retirees and dependents. (house.gov)
- Their plans, as represented by the survey, cover more than 9 million employees and dependents (including retirees). (programbusiness.com)
- All active employees and retirees who have a dependent(s) enrolled in the PEBB benefit management system will be required to complete and return the required verification documents when selected for the review process. (oregon.gov)
- KRS, based in Frankfort, is responsible for providing pensions and health care benefits for 340,626 current and future retirees from state and local governments. (kentucky.com)
- Pennsylvania legislators this week approved reforms to their pension program for state retirees, a move that is expected to save taxpayers billions. (nccivitas.org)
- Retirees - find information for plan year 2018. (nj.gov)
- Where will the attack end on state employees and retirees? (ljworld.com)
- The increases will affect about 35,000 state employees including those at Kansas University as well as 7,000 retirees and their dependents. (ljworld.com)
- Richness reflects the relative cost sharing between an employer and employees based on the required deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance. (pewtrusts.org)
- State health plans were generally "rich," using money from employer and employee premium contributions to pay 92 percent, on average, of the typical enrollees' health care costs. (pewtrusts.org)
- Employers appear poised to keep their employer-sponsored group medical plans intact, rather than encourage employees to use state health insurance exchanges when they become available in 2014, according to a Health Care Reform Survey released today by the Willis Human Capital Practice, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, the global insurance broker. (programbusiness.com)
- 52 percent of respondents anticipated that there would be an increase in the number of employees covered under employer-sponsored benefits. (programbusiness.com)
- Early impressions suggest that the majority of employers do not plan to abandon their employer-sponsored group medical plans in 2014 when the state exchanges become available. (programbusiness.com)
- April 16, 2019 These job-based programs can motivate employees to make some changes in behavior, research finds, but they don't seem to move the dial on workers' health status or employer spending on health care. (npr.org)
- Learn about City of El Paso Pension Plan, including a description from the employer, and comments and ratings provided anonymously by current and former City of El Paso employees. (glassdoor.com)
- Employer compensation in the United States refers to the cash compensation and benefits that an employee receives in exchange for the service they perform for their employer. (wikipedia.org)
- Learn about State of Arkansas Pension Plan, including a description from the employer, and comments and ratings provided anonymously by current and former State of Arkansas employees. (glassdoor.com)
- Average hourly costs for employee compensation are presented in the Employer Costs for Employee Compensation (ECEC) series. (bls.gov)
- The NCS also provides benefits incidence data on the percentage of workers with access to and participating in employer provided benefit plans. (bls.gov)
- Details of employer-provided health and retirement plan provisions are also provided. (bls.gov)
- 7 Open Enrollment (OE) and Your Responsibilities Read and make sure you understand the plan materials posted at and other information provided by your employer and take the required actions Confirm that you answered the Tobacco Surcharge question appropriately Check your payroll deduction to verify that the correct deduction amount has been made. (docplayer.net)
- RCW 41.80.040(5) prohibits the State, as an employer, from engaging in collective bargaining regarding supplemental retirement benefits for state employees independent of state-controlled retirement plans. (wa.gov)
- RCW 41.80.040(5) precludes the state as an employer from collective bargaining over "retirement plans and retirement benefits. (wa.gov)
- Put another way, collective bargaining is the process for an employer and a group of employees to enter a "collective bargaining agreement" on various terms and conditions of employment. (wa.gov)
- When there is an obligation to collectively bargain about a subject or issue, the employer has a duty to meet with the employees' exclusive bargaining representative at reasonable times to confer and negotiate about that subject in good faith. (wa.gov)
- To be eligible, you must be a full-time employee or an appointed official from a local board of education employer that participates in the SEHBP. (nj.us)
- The type of coverage provided and costs are determined by the option offered by your employer and the medical plan you select. (nj.us)
- Each employer with 50 or more full-time employees will have to either (a) provide at least a specified minimum level of health coverage that its employees can afford or (b) pay a penalty beginning in 2014. (jacksonlewis.com)
- Employer group health plans are prohibited from imposing lifetime or annual limits on benefit amounts, waiting periods in excess of 90 days, and pre-existing condition limitations. (jacksonlewis.com)
- In addition to imposing requirements and restrictions on employers and employer-sponsored group health plans, the law requires individuals to purchase health coverage or pay a tax penalty (the "individual mandate") and increases the Federal Income Contributions Act ("FICA") tax on individuals with compensation in excess of $200,000 by 62 percent. (jacksonlewis.com)
- Group, employer plans with 50 or fewer employees may impose an annual maximum benefit of $7,500. (insure.com)
- Employer plans with 51 or more employees may impose an annual maximum of 8 inpatient days and 40 outpatient visits. (insure.com)
- On behalf of the undersigned employer groups, unions, health plans, and insurers, we urge you to oppose efforts to shift additional costs for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) from Medicare to private health plans as a means to "pay for" future legislation. (ahip.org)
- The employer shall ensure that each affected employee uses appropriate eye or face protection where there are exposures to eye or face hazards caused by flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acid or caustic liquids, chemical gases or vapors, or potentially injurious light radiation. (cdc.gov)
- An "employer mandate" requires all employers to pay at least half the premiums for employees and their dependents, starting with firms of 500 or more workers in 1995. (csmonitor.com)
- Under the department's intended approach announced today, states would have the flexibility to select a benchmark plan that reflects the scope of services offered by a "typical employer plan. (cms.gov)
- A Society for Human Resource Management survey of 2014 employee benefits found that 87% of employer health plans cover mental health treatment. (lifehacker.com)
- During your working life, you may have got a host of employee benefits from your employer (alongside your salary). (saga.co.uk)
- His business falls under the employer mandate provision of the ACA, in which every business with 50 or more full-time workers must offer coverage in 2015, or face a penalty of $2,000 per worker (the first 30 full-time employees are exempt), per year for failing to comply. (foxbusiness.com)
- Supports employer-mandated health care insurance law. (issues2000.org)
- This plan is called a Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement, and it involves similar businesses banding together in an association in hopes of receiving the same treatment as big employers that don't have to comply with as many rules as smaller firms under the ACA. (ajc.com)
- Benefits are outlined in the plan's Summary Plan Document (SPD). (illinois.gov)
- Get a customized benefits package with the exact plans, products and services you need, at a cost that fits your budget. (aetna.com)
- This year's open season for health benefits will run from runs from Monday, November 8, 2010 through Monday, December 13, 2010. (fedsmith.com)
- WASHINGTON - On Thursday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census, chaired by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX), will hold a hearing on the Federal Employee's Health Benefits Program (FEHBP). (house.gov)
- The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: Is it a Good Value for Federal Employees? (house.gov)
- Surveyed employers indicated they might use one or more of several options to maintain plans, including passing on more costs to employees, decreasing ancillary benefits (dental, vision, etc.), or in some extreme cases, eliminating benefits altogether. (programbusiness.com)
- Employees or their dependents covered by the SHBP or SEHBP who lose coverage may be able to continue health benefits coverage under COBRA. (nj.us)
- 3 To Participants in the State Employee Group Insurance Program health Plans: We are pleased to post to You the Summary of Benefits. (docplayer.net)
- Members pay the drug copayment described at Section M above to the out-of-pocket maximum described at Section N. A standard set of benefits is offered in all SEGIP Advantage plans. (docplayer.net)
- 5 Introduction This Summary of Benefits is intended to describe Your medical and pharmacy coverage under the State Insurance Group Health Plan (the Plan ) for insurance years This booklet describes the eligibility provisions of the Plan, the events which can cause You to lose coverage, Your rights to continue coverage when You or Your dependents are no longer eligible to participate in the Plan. (docplayer.net)
- You will find a description of the medical and pharmacy benefits covered under the Plan in this Summary of Benefits, including Treatment of Illness and injury through office visits, surgical procedures, Hospitalizations, lab tests, mental health and chemical dependency programs, Prescription Drugs, therapy and other Treatment methods. (docplayer.net)
- Cendant went to the court and asserted that Engler's employee benefits were governed by ERISA, which preempts state law, and Cendant and IBM tried to dismiss Engler's complaint on that ground. (plansponsor.com)
- Glassdoor is your resource for information about the Pension Plan benefits at City of El Paso. (glassdoor.com)
- Benefits can also be divided into as company-paid and employee-paid. (wikipedia.org)
- Executive compensation" has its own set of regulations and lacks many of the tax benefits of other employee compensation because it exceeds their income limits. (wikipedia.org)
- A healthy roster of public companies and private equity clients in the technology sector retain Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton for advice on the employee benefits and executive compensation considerations of high-value M&A transactions. (legal500.com)
- The New York-based practice at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP solely represents commercial clients and, despite the modest team size, is known for handling the employee benefits elements of some of the largest M&A transactions on the global market. (legal500.com)
- GAO reviewed the Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration's (EBSA) new rule on fiduciary requirements for disclosure in participant-directed individual account plans. (gao.gov)
- Pursuant to section 801(a)(2)(A) of title 5, United States Code, this is our report on a major rule promulgated by the Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), entitled "Fiduciary Requirements for Disclosure in Participant-Directed Individual Account Plans" (RIN: 1210-AB07). (gao.gov)
- The Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), analyzed the costs and benefits of this final rule and concluded that the benefits of the rule justify its costs. (gao.gov)
- EBSA identified two primary benefits of this rule: (1) reduced time for plan participants to collect investment-related information and organize it into a format that allows the information to be compared and (2) improved investment results for plan participants due to the enhanced disclosures available to them. (gao.gov)
- The survey covers a broad range of benefits including holidays and vacations, sick leave, health and life insurance, and retirement plans. (bls.gov)
- Whether Supplemental Retirement Benefits Or Retiree Health And Welfare Benefits For State Employees Are Mandatory, Permissive, Or Illegal Subjects For Co. (wa.gov)
- It also prohibits engaging in collective bargaining regarding retiree health and welfare benefits. (wa.gov)
- Under RCW 41.80, are supplemental retirement benefits for state employees independent of state-controlled retirement plans a mandatory, permissive, or illegal subject for collective bargaining? (wa.gov)
- Under RCW 41.80, are retiree health and welfare benefits for state employees a mandatory, permissive, or illegal subject for collective bargaining? (wa.gov)
- Supplemental retirement benefits for state employees independent of state-controlled retirement plans, and retiree health and welfare benefits, are both illegal subjects for collective bargaining under this statute. (wa.gov)
- The subjects of your two questions-bargaining for "a supplemental retirement system for state employees independent of state-controlled retirement plans" and bargaining for "retiree health and welfare benefits"-raise very similar issues, so we analyze them together. (wa.gov)
- Eligibility for Active Group coverage is determined by the School Employees' Health Benefits Program (SEHBP). (nj.us)
- Now more than ever, employers need to ensure that employees are taking advantage of these valuable benefits during open enrollment. (hrmorning.com)
- Employers sponsoring group health plans now need to focus on ensuring compliance with the summary of benefits and coverage regulations. (jacksonlewis.com)
- Insured group health plans are barred from discriminating in favor of highly compensated individuals regarding coverage and benefits. (jacksonlewis.com)
- To maintain the high quality staff we already have in place, and to encourage new staff members to move to the area, Polk County Schools offers the following state and local benefits to our employees. (google.com)
- Changes Coming to Address Unfunded Liabilities for State Retiree Benefits? (nccivitas.org)
- Nonprofits across the United States recognize that providing robust benefits, especially medical benefits, plays a crucial role in attracting and retaining key talent. (erieri.com)
- In addition to a strong focus on medical, prescription, and dental costs, the survey also reports data on life and disability insurance, retirement plan practices, paid leave, and other benefits. (erieri.com)
- Preferred Provider Organization plans remain the most prevalent type of medical benefits delivery in 2015. (erieri.com)
- If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. (dukehealth.org)
- Instead, it will allow each state to specify the benefits within broad categories. (truth-out.org)
- The move would allow significant variations in benefits from state to state, much like the current differences in state Medicaid programs and the Children's Health Insurance Program. (truth-out.org)
- The new law lists 10 categories of "essential health benefits" that must be provided by insurance offered in the individual and small-group markets, starting in January 2014. (truth-out.org)
- Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, had been expected to provide details of what services and benefits must be provided in each category. (truth-out.org)
- The benefits provided by that plan would be deemed essential, and all insurers would have to provide benefits of the same or greater value. (truth-out.org)
- Employers and individuals will be required to purchase these benefits from Certified Health Plans. (csmonitor.com)
- This bulletin describes a comprehensive, affordable and flexible proposal and informs the public about the approach that HHS intends to pursue in rulemaking to define essential health benefits. (cms.gov)
- To achieve this goal, the law ensures health plans offered in the individual and small group markets, both inside and outside of the Affordable Insurance Exchanges (Exchanges), offer a comprehensive package of items and services, known as "essential health benefits. (cms.gov)
- HHS intends to propose that essential health benefits are defined using a benchmark approach. (cms.gov)
- The benefits and services included in the benchmark health insurance plan selected by the state would be the essential health benefits package. (cms.gov)
- To prevent federal dollars going to state benefit mandates, the health reform law requires states to defray the cost of benefits required by state law in excess of essential health benefits for individuals enrolled in any plan offered through an Exchange. (cms.gov)
- Thus, those mandates would be included in the state essential health benefits package if the state elected one of the three largest small group plans in that state as its benchmark. (cms.gov)
- Essential health benefits must include coverage of services and items in all 10 statutory categories. (cms.gov)
- It is one of the ten benefits that must be covered on all plans under the law. (lifehacker.com)
- Which employee benefits should you pay for when you retire? (saga.co.uk)
- One area which you can't afford to overlook is the benefits you got as an employee, and the fact you will lose these when you stop working. (saga.co.uk)
- By contrast, with flexible benefits, employees are offered a "menu" and can pick the ones which are most useful to them, based on their particular circumstances. (saga.co.uk)
- Immediately eligible for USPS Health Benefits Plan with Postal premium. (simplyhired.com)
- Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. (simplyhired.com)
- Under the ACA, insurance plans have to meet certain standards including covering ten essential benefits-everything from ambulatory services to prescription drug costs. (foxbusiness.com)
- Do you need to make changes to your health benefits coverage? (nj.gov)
- The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. (nami.org)
- For example, if state law requires plans to cover mental health conditions, then they must do so, even though federal parity makes inclusion of any mental health benefits optional. (nami.org)
- Support unfunded liabilities for State Union Health Benefits. (issues2000.org)
- The Benefits Department supports the recruitment and retention of district employees by administering a competitive benefits package. (asdk12.org)
- Proskauer - Employee Benefits & Executive. (jdsupra.com)
- The average per-employee per-month premium for employees' and dependents' coverage was $959. (pewtrusts.org)
- 80% of N.C. State employees currently insure no spouse or dependents. (theincidentaleconomist.com)
- A key issue in many of the problems the plan has had in recent years likely stem from the lack of young, healthy dependents in the plan. (theincidentaleconomist.com)
- A state employee with the most common coverage called Kansas Choice and three dependents will see monthly premiums increase about $90, or 27.6 percent, Wendt said. (ljworld.com)
- The report discusses each of these factors and finds that even after controlling for differences among states in average health plan richness and enrollee households size, a large range in premiums across the states remains. (pewtrusts.org)
- One factor underlying differences in per-employee premiums is variation in "plan richness," a commonly used term of art within the actuarial community. (pewtrusts.org)
- Currently an employee with employee-only coverage pays no monthly premium, though premiums have long been charged for family coverage. (theincidentaleconomist.com)
- If you are only interested in the cost of your health insurance in 2011 (considering cost only when selecting a health insurance plan is not a good idea but perhaps it will make your decision easier), just go to the FedSmith insurance premiums calculator to find the plan that best suits your budget. (fedsmith.com)
- Health insurance is a common employee benefit because there is no government sponsored national health insurance in the United States, and premiums are deductible on personal income tax. (wikipedia.org)
- Confronted with higher costs for three additional months of ESRD treatment, private health plans would be forced to absorb the costs, raise premiums, or reduce coverage. (ahip.org)
- Chris Jacobs, a health policy analyst for Senate Republicans, said the new policy "gives states the flexibility to impose more benefit mandates, not fewer," and would lead to higher insurance premiums, contrary to what Mr. Obama promised in the 2008 campaign. (truth-out.org)
- To control soaring costs, a five-member Health Services Commission will establish a cap on the premiums CHPs can charge and will bring the growth of premiums in line with general inflation. (csmonitor.com)
- More Insurers Lower Premiums, " American Journal of Health Economics, vol 1(1), pages 53-81. (nber.org)
- The slight uptick in spending on health insurance premiums for state and local employees was driven, in part, by continued stagnation in state and local employment. (pewtrusts.org)
- However, given that Governor Kemp and other state leaders have … expressed interest in wanting to reduce premiums for Georgians, this announcement could run counter to those efforts. (ajc.com)
- State officials pointed out that the market isn't great for everyone: Many Georgia counties have only one plan option on the regular individual market, and if they barely make too much to qualify for subsidies, they're hit with very high premiums. (ajc.com)
- Topeka Current and retired state employees will be hit next year with increases of 12 percent to 46 percent in the health insurance premiums they pay. (ljworld.com)
- Vines said the higher premiums, coupled with the failure to produce a pay raise, will cause more employees to seek work in the private sector. (ljworld.com)
- In 2002, the Washington State Legislature passed the Personnel System Reform Act (PSRA), amending the state civil service laws and adding a new chapter to state law. (wa.gov)
- Lost jobs, lost fiscal restraint by state government, lost opportunities for spending reform, and more lost ground in terms of worker pay. (nccivitas.org)
- Health plan financial performance, health reform initiatives, Blue Cross/Blue Shield plan trends and data, and benefit design and CDH trends. (aishealth.com)
- Employees paid an additional $70 per month, on average, in cost-sharing elements such as deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance. (pewtrusts.org)
- The law forbids health insurance companies from adding higher cost-sharing rules, deductibles and out-of-pocket limits on mental health services and treatments. (insure.com)
- Vines noted that last year health insurance co-payments and deductibles increased and this year state employees received no pay raises. (ljworld.com)
- Plan sponsors and ALEs should also file these forms with the IRS by May 31, 2016 (or June 30, 2016, if filing electronically, which is required for entities filing at least 250 information returns). (mondaq.com)
- Forms 1094 B and 1094 C . Plan sponsors and ALEs must file the first forms 1094-B and 1094-C with the IRS no later than May 31, 2016 (or June 30, 2016, if filing electronically). (mondaq.com)
- Assign oversight of the State Employee health plan to the State Treasurer, and away from more direct control by the General Assembly. (theincidentaleconomist.com)
- The hearing, which follows the Oversight Committee's work on federal employee compensation, will review the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) administration of the program. (house.gov)
- Your employees can put part of their pre-taxed salary into this account to get reimbursed for eligible expenses. (aetna.com)
- It also details the levels of cost-sharing including different office visit Copayment levels depending upon whether You completed the Health Assessment (and opted-in for health coaching, if eligible) during each Open Enrollment. (docplayer.net)
- The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes a minimum wage at the federal level that all states must abide by, among other provisions. (wikipedia.org)
- All employee health insurance plans include provisions for the treatment of alcohol and substance abuse problems. (csun.edu)
- Cendant had sent Engler a letter that assured him that IBM would recognize his service at Cendant for the purposes of the IBM pension plan, according to the court. (plansponsor.com)
- What can you tell job seekers about City of El Paso's Pension Plan? (glassdoor.com)
- The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of religiously-affiliated hospitals and healthcare organizations in holding that a pension plan need not be established by a church in order to qualify for ERISA's. (jdsupra.com)
- The state will set up some CHPs, and private-sector health insurers can become certified. (csmonitor.com)
- HHS announced last month it was requiring all insurers to accept enrollments until Dec. 31, for plans that kicked in on Jan. 1. (foxbusiness.com)
- Federal parity also applies to clinical criteria used by health insurers to approve or deny mental health or substance use treatment. (nami.org)
- Employees hired after the close of Open Enrollment will be entitled to the lower copayment. (docplayer.net)
- 2011 State Health Benefit Plan Open Enrollment Presentation Presentation to Active State of Georgia Employees and Educators. (slideplayer.com)
- 10 Current OAP Members Effective January 1, 2011 the OAP Option will no longer be offered Members currently in the OAP Option will need to make another benefit selection during the Open Enrollment for the 2011 Plan Year. (slideplayer.com)
- The largest HMO plan offered in the state's commercial market by enrollment. (cms.gov)
- If states choose not to select a benchmark, HHS intends to propose that the default benchmark will be the small group plan with the largest enrollment in the state. (cms.gov)
- 6 This, in turn, has likely kept state and local employee health plan enrollment-and, therefore, total health plan spending-growth down. (pewtrusts.org)
- Which federal employee insurance program is the best one for you to use in your state? (fedsmith.com)
- Is Your Health Plan Leaving the Federal Program? (fedsmith.com)
- The Obama Administration is expected to propose several changes to the program in the president's FY2014 budget, including granting OPM the authority to offer additional health plan types and contract with prescription drug providers directly. (house.gov)
- FEHBP, which includes 230 plans nationwide, is the largest employee-sponsored health insurance program in the country. (house.gov)
- A state House panel, in a party-line vote, has advanced a budget plan for the coming year that would fully-fund the popular Taylor Opportunity Program for Students at the expense of the state Department of Health and ban employee pay raises. (theadvocate.com)
- 110.123 State group insurance program. (flsenate.gov)
- 110.1239 State group health insurance program funding. (flsenate.gov)
- 110.171 State employee telework program. (flsenate.gov)
- and OSHA Instruction CSP 03-02-002, OSHA Strategic Partnership Program for Worker Safety and Health, December 9, 2004 (effective February 10, 2005). (osha.gov)
- Except for construction inspections, which are not conducted pursuant to the SST inspection plan, this Notice explains OSHA's major, current site-specific targeting inspection program. (osha.gov)
- Faculty and staff may contact the the University's Employee Assistance Program, LifMatters at 1-800-367-7474 or at www.mylifematters.com (password: Matadors) for confidential consultation regarding drug or alcohol abuse, or other personal problems at no cost to the employee or member of their immediate family. (csun.edu)
- Employee of the month recognition program. (riverbanks.org)
- The New Jersey Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health (PEOSH) State Plan is part of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDLWD). (osha.gov)
- The Office of Public Workers' Occupational Safety and Health (OPEOSH) conducts general and targeted inspections and investigations to ensure workplace safety. (osha.gov)
- Judicial review of a decision of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission may be obtained from the Appellate Division of the Superior Court. (osha.gov)
- Please note that there are 28 OSHA-approved occupational safety and health State Plans. (cdc.gov)
- An Ohio initiative seeks to boost access to mental health consultants in an effort to curb the number of children expelled or suspended from kindergarten, preschool and other early childhood education settings. (khn.org)
- In October 2008, the Paul Wellstone-Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 became law, requiring health plans to cover treatment for mental illness on the same terms and conditions as medical treatment. (insure.com)
- State mental health parity laws vary considerably. (insure.com)
- That has changed over the years, culminating with the passage of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act in 2008. (lifehacker.com)
- These rules will increase access to mental health and substance abuse treatment, prohibit discriminatory practices and increase health plan transparency. (lifehacker.com)
- Though health insurance companies can always review whether covered treatments are necessary, they can no longer put arbitrary caps on mental health visits that they wouldn't put on medical appointments. (lifehacker.com)
- Instead it requires health insurance plans that do cover mental health treatment to cover it on par with medical treatment. (lifehacker.com)
- Your mental health than your present mortgage with a little complicated when the investment climate there and talk in english. (bestquotesforinsurance.com)
- What is Mental Health Parity? (nami.org)
- Mental health parity describes the equal treatment of mental health conditions and substance use disorders in insurance plans. (nami.org)
- When a plan has parity, it means that if you are provided unlimited doctor visits for a chronic condition like diabetes then they must offer unlimited visits for a mental health condition such as depression or schizophrenia. (nami.org)
- Before this law, mental health treatment was typically covered at far lower levels in health insurance policies than physical illness. (nami.org)
- Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (ontheissues.org)
- New research from the state Health Department finds that chronic diseases are surprisingly expensive in Minnesota. (khn.org)
- That final survey done by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement states there are about 13,000 untested rape kits across the state-9,400 of which should be tested. (khn.org)
- The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDLWD) investigates complaints regarding safety hazards in the workplace and is responsible for other actions to enforce the Act throughout the state. (osha.gov)
- The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) investigates complaints regarding health hazards in the workplace. (osha.gov)
- The House's budget plan would fund the Louisiana Department of Health about $235 million below what the agency had sought. (theadvocate.com)
- In order to de-densify College workplaces and reduce the number of persons on campus, the College will promote telecommuting for employees in situations where telecommuting is a viable option for both the employee and their department. (lclark.edu)
- In the spirit of shared governance, with guidance from their dean and TMCC's Environmental Health & Safety Officer, each department developed their own individual operational plan for each stage. (tmcc.edu)
- In celebration and recognition of their contribution to public health, NACDD has began a new initiative honoring retiring State Health Department employees. (chronicdisease.org)
- Employed by Which State Health Department? (chronicdisease.org)
- FOXBusiness.com reached out to the New York State Department of Health and is awaiting comment. (foxbusiness.com)
- If you are unsure about what type of plan you have, ask your insurance carrier or agent, your plan administrator, or your human resources department. (nami.org)
- Republican lawmakers who control both Houses of the North Carolina General Assembly for the first time since 1892 (not a typo) are moving forward with S265 (it passed out of committee this morning), which will bring about a series of changes in the N.C. State Employees Health Plan . (theincidentaleconomist.com)
- Lawmakers must agree to a final version of the state spending plan by the end of the legislative session on June 8. (theadvocate.com)
- Some lawmakers served for decades in the legislature, then took another high-paying job in state government for a few years to retire with an annual pension worth more than $100,000 per year. (washingtontimes.com)
- This plan would re-calculate those pensions so they would be based solely on lawmakers' legislative pay. (washingtontimes.com)
- All lawmakers would be moved to the same 401(k)-style plans as other state employees. (washingtontimes.com)
- Approximately 93% of the working population in the United States are employees earning a salary or wage. (wikipedia.org)
- These employees must be paid on a salary basis above a certain level, currently $455 per week, though some professions -- "Outside Sales Employee", teachers and practitioners of law or medicine-are exempt from that requirement. (wikipedia.org)
- Salary estimated from 29,174 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. (indeed.com)
- Salary information comes from 29,174 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. (indeed.com)
- Salary estimated from 3,341 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. (indeed.com)
- The attorneys said that of the approximately 503 people with developmental disabilities discharged from state-run hospitals since 2010, 79 have died. (khn.org)
- Three construction projects would be stalled that would add 115 forensic beds at Western and Eastern state hospitals, as would the design work for an additional 90-120 forensic beds at Western State Hospital. (wa.gov)
- Aetna does not include us in any of the plans you can purchase through the insurance exchanges or through Medicare. (mskcc.org)
- Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield does not include us in any of the plans you can buy through the insurance exchanges. (mskcc.org)
- CIGNA does not include us in any of the plans you can buy through the insurance exchanges. (mskcc.org)
- New this year to active State employees is the Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP) . (illinois.gov)
- The MCAP maximum contribution amount will be $2,750 for the FY21 plan year with a $500 maximum rollover. (illinois.gov)
- Employees must reenroll in MCAP for the new plan year in order to qualify for the rollover. (illinois.gov)
- each plan year. (illinois.gov)
- The out-of-pocket expense of mammograms, MRIs and other tests and treatments can be several thousand dollars each year when you have a high-deductible health policy. (npr.org)
- Gov. Steve Bullock said Tuesday his budget officers originally projected a $12 million deficit last year for the Montana State Employee Health Plan. (khn.org)
- The Appropriations Committee, chaired by Rep. Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, has set out to only allocate 97.5 percent of the money available in the coming year in hopes that it would reduce the likelihood that the state has a mid-year budget shortfall. (theadvocate.com)
- Employment must also be for 12 months per year, except for employees whose usual work schedule is 10 months per year (the standard school year). (nj.us)
- Have you done your ACA affordability cost-share homework for the 2021 health plan year? (bricker.com)
- This criticism has inspired legal challenges to the new law - with the Supreme Court set to decide next year whether the government can require Americans to buy health insurance - and helps explain why public opinion of the law remains deeply divided. (truth-out.org)
- The changes for these three groups will save the State System about $3.5 million a year. (passhe.edu)
- Inova, which recorded $2.4 billion in revenue last year, expects the new unit to generate $167 million in additional revenue annually while the health system relaunches another experiment in becoming an insurer. (bizjournals.com)
- But he said if legislators don't approve a new two-year capital budget, they would likely be the first in state history to fail to do so. (wa.gov)
- Despite the bipartisan accomplishments outlined above, this Legislature could be the first we know of in state history to fail to approve a two-year public construction budget. (wa.gov)
- The Dover Group has 500 employees, and between 50 and 60 of those workers have enrolled in plans each year, according to Yamali. (foxbusiness.com)
- You can make changes at any time, as long as you've been with a plan for at least a year. (nj.gov)
- The N&O offers up this editorial highlighting the findings of their recent series examining some eye-popping compensation packages of state government workers. (nccivitas.org)
- We recognize that health insurance, life insurance, and retirement plan participation are essential components to any compensation package and to the health and wellbeing of our employees. (asdk12.org)
- In the United States , wages for most workers are set by market forces , or else by collective bargaining , where a labor union negotiates on the workers' behalf. (wikipedia.org)
- PEOSH covers all state and local government workers in the state. (osha.gov)
- Federal government workers, including those employed by the United States Postal Service and civilian workers on military bases, are covered by OSHA. (osha.gov)
- It will be adding workers to handle duties that were done in Amerigroup corporate offices, but will outsource some administrative duties to Richmond-based Virginia Premier Health Plan. (bizjournals.com)
- Here's how the plan would affect taxpayers, teachers, state and local workers, police officers and firefighters and legislators. (washingtontimes.com)
- His Aetna plan, which is a higher tier than what many of his workers use, remains inactivated. (foxbusiness.com)
- You will see the health insurance plans that are available to you along with links to the health insurance plan, the websites for the plans in your state, and a directory of medical providers. (fedsmith.com)
- Others, are often paid, at least in part, by employees-a notable example is medical insurance. (wikipedia.org)
- Of those organizations, 43 % offer vision as part of the medical plan. (erieri.com)
- Data for 89 medical plans covering over 15,600 employees were reported in the 2015 sample. (erieri.com)
- The standard for medical necessity determinations -whether the treatment or supplies are considered by the health plan to be reasonable, necessary, and/or appropriate-must be made available to any current or potential health plan member upon request. (nami.org)
- This is a comparative study of the practice of those who are subject to regulatory requirements in the health research, medical drugs, environmental and financial sectors conducted to assist understanding of health research governance in the UK. (rand.org)
- Medical Resident: Student, Employee, or Both? (jdsupra.com)
- These laws may apply to all health insurance plans sold in the state, whether individual or group, but they often exclude small-group health plans (such as plans for 50 employees or less). (insure.com)
- If a state has a stronger state parity law, then health insurance plans regulated in that state must follow those laws. (nami.org)
- Monitors compliance to policies and laws by inspecting employees and all aspects of zoo operations. (riverbanks.org)
- When it exists, is a key employee life insurance whole life insurance rates usaa. (bestquotesforinsurance.com)
- Protection insurance or financial planning is today whole life insurance rates usaa. (bestquotesforinsurance.com)
- The fact that the life insurance purchase process, short-term health insurance usually through their website. (bestquotesforinsurance.com)
- State health and life insurance plans. (riverbanks.org)
- For Public Employees, It's Hard to Get. (governing.com)
- With the exception of Colorado -- which is purple and has had a ban on abortions for public employees' insurance plans since the 1980s -- most of the states with a law like Wisconsin's are solidly conservative. (governing.com)
- asked Betty Vines, president of the Kansas Association of Public Employees. (ljworld.com)
- 2) any group health plan maintained for employees by the government of the District of Columbia or any territory or possession of the United States or any agency or instrumentality. (house.gov)
- 88 percent of respondents believe that group health plan costs will increase as a result of the PPACA mandates. (programbusiness.com)
- One of the three largest small-group plans in the state. (truth-out.org)
- These benchmarks are generally regulated by the state and would be subject to state mandates applicable to the small group market. (cms.gov)
- Most individual and group health plans purchased outside the Health Insurance Marketplaces unless "grandfathered. (nami.org)
- Grandfathered" individual and group health plans that were created and purchased before March 23, 2010. (nami.org)
- These websites host annual reports, rules and regulations, legislative documents, and other born-digital state documents. (archive-it.org)
- Campus regulations prohibit employees and students from being under the influence of alcohol or drugs while engaged in work or university sponsored activities on or off campus. (csun.edu)
- Is responsible for monitoring safety and health regulations to minimize safety and occupational health hazards at Riverbanks. (riverbanks.org)
- All employees are expected to review and comply with all information contained under Health and Safety Expectations for All Community Members and to follow Oregon Health Authority and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 's guidance on COVID-19 at all times. (lclark.edu)
- The Oregon Health Authority has launched a website to help Oregonians find COVID testing locations in the state. (lclark.edu)