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Uncertainty making year-end tax planning difficult

...taxpayers trying to plan ahead is found in the Affordable Care Act.Accountant Jerry Brigham urges those without health insurance or who are thinking of applying for an exemption from the health care plan to start looking into that now. He expects...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-11-28/uncertainty
Rants & Raves

...behind. The light is nice, but we really don't have eyes in the back of our heads. IT MUST BE AN election year: Health insurance did not increase, and gas prices have gone down. Sorry, Democrats, it won't help. RECENT RESEARCH suggests...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-18/rants-raves
Nonprofit says South Carolina gay marriage ban hurts kids

...against by South Carolina's law.Children of married couples have access to tangible financial benefits, like health insurance or support in the case of the parents' divorce, but in a state with a ban like South Carolina's, that's not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-07/nonprofit-says-south-carolina
Christ Community to host health insurance forum Tuesday

Christ Community Health Services Augusta will host a free forum Tuesday to educate the public about how health insurance works and obtaining the maximum benefits.Ronald Skenes, the director of communications and development, said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-09/christ-community-host-health
Expect better enrollment second time under Affordable Care Act

...Head will be at his computer today just minutes after midnight as the second open enrollment period begins in the health insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act.He is hoping for a "much better" result from logging onto healthcare...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-14/expect-better-enrollment-sec
Wal-Mart cuts health care for part-timers

...Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some part-time...1, it will no longer offer health insurance to employees who work less than...workers who were eligible for health insurance coverage since 2011.The announcement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-07/wal-mart-cuts-health-care-
Georgia's rural hospitals teeter as solutions are debated

...the process of people trying to enroll through the Health Insurance Marketplaces determined a large number of children...drop its prohibition on subsidies to buy private health insurance in the Marketplaces for those who are eligible for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-10-18/georgias-rural-hospitals-tee
Rants & Raves

...ACA. However, those are not all new enrollees to health insurance. That number includes the people that had insurance...insurance plan, and over 5 million have lost their health insurance coverage, making a net change of -2,500,000...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-19/rants-raves
Pharmacies push medication synchronization

...The Medicare drug program has star ratings, and three of the categories are based on adherence, she said.So the health insurance companies are ranked."However, insurance companies are passing the buck onto pharmacies," Carmichael said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-18/pharmacies-push-medication
Tax refunds could get hit due to health law credits

...getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums under Pres i dent Obama's...million households have gotten health insurance tax credits, and major tax...subsidized coverage on the new health insurance exchanges is $264 a month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-24/tax-refunds-could-get-hit-