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Cans for Fans! Join Us on Facebook & Put Food on the Table

As we have done the past several holiday seasons, Sterling and our employees are donating to food banks in our markets throughout the country as a way of saying thanks to our members, clients and partners.

This year, for every new fan who likes our Facebook page – or current fan who posts a comment – we will donate $1, up to $5,000 in total, to support the following organizations selected by our employees. Two are also Sterling clients:

Like us on Facebook today and access information and resources on financing your healthcare, health & wellness tips, and more. And look for photos later this month as we present our donations in your honor.

Thank you for helping us put food on the table for many in need this holiday season.

Cans for Fans! Join Sterling Health Services on Facebook & Put Food on the Table this Holiday Season

As we have done the past several holiday seasons, Sterling and our employees are donating to food banks in our markets throughout the country as a way of saying thanks to our clients and our partners.

This year, for every new fan that likes our Facebook page we will donate $1, up to $4000 in total, to support the following organizations selected by our employees. Two are also Sterling clients:

Like us on Facebook today to access information and resources on financing your healthcare, healthcare reform, wellness tips, and more. And look for photos later this month when we present our donations in your honor. Thanks for helping us put food on the table for many in need this holiday season.

Sterling Social Media – Stay Connected!

Did you know that Sterling is active in many of your favorite social networking sites?

Join us on Facebook for information and resources on financing your healthcare, healthcare tips, and more.

Follow us on Twitter for links to industry news, quick updates, and company announcements.

Follow our company on LinkedIn to connect with like-minded professionals and company updates.

And if you Yelp, you can find our page here.

What’s your favorite social networking site, and why?

What’s Happening with Healthcare Reform in 2010 and Beyond?

Healthcare Reform Timeline

Sterling Health Services Administration has developed this high level timeline for healthcare reform implementation over the next several years.

In this blog and on our Healthcare Reform Resource Page, we’ll also provide updates as more information on how the legislation will impact the industry and our clients becomes available.

We also frequently post information on healthcare reform on our Facebook Page. Check it out and become a Sterling HSA Fan and access the latest healthcare reform news and articles as well as tips on financing your healthcare and investing in your health.

2010

• Eligible dependents may be covered until age 26 (6 months after enactment)
• Individuals previously uninsurable will have market access (90 days after enactment)
• Qualifying small employers may receive tax credit for plan sponsorship filed at the end of the year on the business tax return unless they are a tax-exempt firm (6 months after enactment)
• Eliminate pre-existing condition limitations for new coverage for children (6 months after
enactment)
• Eliminate annual and lifetime internal plan maximums (6 months after enactment)

2011

• Rebates and credits and discounts for Medicare Part D plan holders (2011 and later years)
• Carriers must meet expense ratios and pay rebates when not met
• Over the counter drugs will no longer be eligible under FSAs, HRAs, or HSAs
• Employers must show the premium value of coverage on employee W-2
• New “Simple” Cafeteria Plans may be written to avoid discrimination testing
• New Long Term Care coverage will go into effect
• 10% excise tax increased to 20% for non-qualified expenses from HSAs

2013

• Maximum allowance for a Cafeteria Plan health expenses is $2,500
• Additional Medicare taxes on investment income and higher brackets
• Taxes on health carriers, medical device manufacturers and drug companies

2014

• Employers with 50 or more full-time employees must “pay (penalty) or play (coverage)” -the fine is $2,000 per year per full-time employee if health insurance coverage isn’t offered
• Most Americans must also “pay or play” with acceptable coverage levels
• Health Insurance Exchanges (multi or single state pools) will be created as an additional market opportunity, joined by the private plans with which they will still compete

Please contact your Sterling HSA sales representative with questions or concerns about how healthcare reform will affect you and your business.

Visit our website for information on Sterling Health Services Administration and check out our Facebook Page for the very latest news on healthcare reform.