February 12, 2016

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In This Issue
White House Releases Final Budget Request Including Details for Cadillac Tax Fix
Administration Brings Back Limited Tax-Time SEP
Limited Seats Remaining! National Member Webinar on Navigating Commissions, Ethics, and Antitrust Laws
Compliance Cornered: Employer Reporting When Employee Waives Coverage
Representatives Mia Love (R-UT) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY) are coming to the HUPAC Reception—Are You?
The ShiftShapers Podcast with David Saltzman
HUPAC Roundup
What We’re Reading
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What We’re Reading

We’ve hit our first lull in the presidential primary calendar and won’t have any major events until next Saturday when the Democratic caucuses are held in Nevada and Republicans hold the South Carolina primary. In the meantime, this week we’re reading about our yonder years and what to do when the need for long-term care comes both for ourselves and our loved ones.

Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is launching an advocacy campaign to keep his state’s reforms, which are being challenged by his successor, Governor Matt Bevin.

Idaho has moved one step closer to adopting Governor Butch Otter’s Medicaid expansion proposal to provide coverage to an estimated 78,000 residents.

Insurers participating on the marketplaces are looking for ways to turn their losses into profits.

Increased cost-shifting with higher deductibles and other out-of-pocket expenses is causing more individuals to delay care.

A new report finds that the prevalence of dementia has dramatically decreased over recent decades, but still one in three elderly people will die from the disease.

American families are struggling with what to do when their loved ones tell them, “Promise you won’t put me away.”

As an alternative to traditional nursing homes, the Netherlands responded to the needs of dementia patients by constructing a special “town,” complete with drug stores, coffee shops, and supermarkets, where everything is included in the monthly payment and says it has achieved much better quality of life results.

Congress is looking to address chronic care like Alzheimer’s with a sweeping bipartisan legislative deal to improve coordination of care for Medicare beneficiaries.

The instant gratification claim about the millennial generation may actually result in big improvements in customer service of healthcare.

Americans tend to super-size everything, including their fruit and vegetables. This may explain why ours taste different from everyone else’s.

Many hospital cafeterias may be a contradiction of how to be healthy.

It’s cold season again! Wondering how long that bug should stay in your system?

Is it possible to condition our immune systems?

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