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New MA Employer Health Care Fees and Fines
Effective Immediately; $200 Million to Help Pay for MassHealth
Brought to you by  Chrystine M. Heier
Principal & Co-Owner, Sullivan Benefits

You should be aware that earlier this month, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a measure that imposes  new fees and fines on employers with 6 or more employees the law was made effective immediately , although the fees and fines are temporary and scheduled to end in two years. 

This law has been implemented to help offset the State's anticipated $300 Million increase in costs for MassHealth (Massachusetts' Medicaid program). Under the ACA, MassHealth enrollment surged as employees with access to employer sponsored health care, not previously eligible for MassHealth, became eligible provided they qualified under certain income guidelines. This increase in enrollment and ongoing overall increases in health care costs threaten the future of MassHealth.
Why the Mouth Matters
Brought to you by United Benefit Advisors & Sullivan Benefits
Your mouth is full of bacteria. Most of them are harmless. Brushing and flossing can keep the bacteria level under control. But without daily care, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

Brushing Basics

So what exactly are we doing when we brush our teeth? Brushing your teeth reduces the impact of bacteria that can form acids that damage your teeth. 

Tips on Brushing, Electric vs. Manual, Flossing and more...

Market Alerts
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State's top health insurers improve financials, but Obamacare concerns linger
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CVS sued over 'clawbacks' of prescription drug copays  8/8/2017

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