August 2018

2019 Small Group Updates
Delta Dental of Colorado knows how important your small business clients are to our state economy. After all, we're the only dental company owned and operated in Colorado for the past 60 years. We continue to develop plan designs and enhancements to suit the needs of small businesses in Colorado and provide many of the same options as larger companies.

So what's in store for 2019:
  • Right Start 4 Kids SM
  • Simplification and Enhancement of Contracts
  • Lower Enrollment Threshold for Dual Option
Want to find our more? Our small group packets are in production and will be available soon online and in print. In the meantime, you can contact our sales team for more information.
Short-Term Health Insurance Policies Quickly Run Into Headwinds
The New York Times, August 6, 2018
The Trump administration's efforts to allow health insurers to market short-term medical plans as a cheap alternative to the Affordable Care Act are already running into headwinds, with state insurance regulators resisting the sales and state governments moving to restrict them.

Key Obamacare lawsuit to be argued just ahead of midterm elections
Washington Examiner, August 14, 2018
Oral arguments in a case filed in a Texas court by 20 states questioning the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act will be held on Sept. 10, two months before the midterm elections and about six weeks before open enrollment begins on Nov. 1..

Frustrated with rising healthcare costs, employers get creative in care delivery
Employee Benefit News, August 8, 2018
Rising healthcare costs dovetailing alongside a tight labor market - which is upping the ante for recruiting and retaining talent - are pushing employers to take charge and offer new and better ways of delivering health and wellness solutions to employees.
Small businesses find tight job market makes it hard to hire
The Washington Post, August 7, 2018
Smaller companies are being hamstrung by the economy's very strength: Low unemployment has shrunk the pool of job seekers and intensified competition for workers. And smaller companies are in many cases losing out to larger employers, which typically can offer more generous pay and benefits.

Veterans Care a Collaborative Focus at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
U.S. News & World Report, July 31, 2018
At the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, an expanding ecosystem serves those who served their country.

Larimer County hires attorney to sue opioid manufacturers, distributors
The Denver Post, August 7, 2018
Larimer County intends to file a lawsuit against companies that manufacture and distribute opioid drugs, seeking compensation for harms to Larimer County caused by illegal use of the prescription drugs.

VF Corporation, parent company of outdoor brands The North Face, Smartwool, will relocate headquarters, 800 workers to Denver
The Denver Post, August 13, 2018
VF Corporation, the parent company of popular outdoor brands like The North Face, JanSport and Smartwool, announced Monday it will move its global headquarters to Denver, bringing 800 high-paying jobs with it.

Denver mobile service provider Visible launches program to boost tech-centric nonprofits
The Denver Post,  August 1, 2018
A Denver-based phone service provider has launched a business accelerator program aimed at growing nonprofit organizations that are applying mobile technology to social issues.

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