New Laws

A Look at Illinois’ New Laws

July 1 not only marks the beginning of the new fiscal year, it is also the effective date for a number of new Illinois...
OnRamp Healthcare

Michael Best Strategies Hosts OnRamp Healthcare Conference Startup Lounge

The June 2019 OnRamp Healthcare conference drew healthcare startups, provider systems, payer systems, health plans, and investors/venture capitalists from across North America in Green...
Washington, D.C. Open House for Michael Best Strategies

Michael Best Strategies Hosts D.C. Open House

On Wednesday, May 1st, Michael Best & Friedrich and Michael Best Strategies hosted an open house in their new Washington, D.C. office. Held on...
Tobacco 21 Legislation

The Push for Tobacco 21 in Wisconsin

Raising the Minimum Tobacco Age As the trend of raising the minimum age to buy tobacco continues nationwide, support for similar measures is gaining traction...
Utah Infographic: 194,600 people selected a health plan on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (www.healthcare.gov) Nearly identical to the prior year’s enrollment period. Of the 205,100 enrollees: 21.5% were new customers 78.5% were returning customers 31.6% Returning customers switched health plans Returning customers were 3 times more likely to actively shop and re-enroll than to simply let their old plan automatically renew. Source: CMS.gov

Utah Health Plan Enrollment Numbers Stay Consistent

The Open Enrollment Period at healthcare.gov ran from November 1 to December 15, 2018. Nationally, over 11.4 million Americans selected a health plan for coverage...
telehealth services

Telehealth Companies Prepare for Value-Based Payment Models

As the healthcare industry works to prepare for the quickly-approaching Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) value-based payment care models in 2020, cutting-edge...
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Veto Power in Wisconsin – Part 2

Balance of power in Wisconsin The partial veto power, even after its reductions in 1990 and 2008, remains a potent tool that is exclusive to...
1,087,200 people selected a health plan on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (www.healthcare.gov). Down 3.5% from the prior year’s enrollment period. Of the 205,100 enrollees: 28.8% were new customers 71.2% were returning customers. Returning customers switched health plans at a rate of 49.5% Returning customers were nearly 3 times more likely to actively shop and re-enroll than to simply let their old plan automatically renew. Source: CMS.gov

Texas Health Marketplace Enrollment Down 3.5%

The Open Enrollment Period at healthcare.gov ran from November 1st to December 15th. Nationally, over 11.4 million Americans selected a health plan for coverage beginning...
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Illinois Health Marketplace Enrollment Down 6.8%

The Illinois Open Enrollment Period on healthcare.gov ran from November 1 to December 15, 2018. Nationally, over 11.4 million Americans selected a health plan for...
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Illinois Raises Tobacco Age

A new law makes Illinois the eighth state to raise the minimum age requirement to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Last year,...

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