Navigation Links
Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on the Michigan Health Insurance Exchange

Park City, Utah (PRWEB) May 03, 2013

Today, Zane Benefits, Inc. published new information on the Michigan Health Insurance Exchange. Zane Benefits, which provides comprehensive and flexible alternatives to traditional employer sponsored health benefits, is the leader in defined contribution health plans and health reimbursement arrangements.

According to Zane Benefits’ website starting in 2014, as part of health care reform, health insurance coverage for individuals and small businesses will become available through new state health insurance marketplaces. Most importantly, the key tax credits (e.g. the small business healthcare tax credits) and tax subsidies (e.g. individual health insurance tax subsidies) will only be available for coverage purchased via a state health insurance exchanges.

All states have three options for setting up a state health insurance exchange for 2014: Build a state-based exchange, enter into a state-federal partnership exchange or default to a federally-run exchange. Michigan initially planned on offering a state-based or state-federal partnership exchange but announced in March 2013 it will default to a federally-facilitated exchange. The exchange will open to residents October 1, 2013 for coverage starting January 1, 2014.

Michigan Health Insurance Exchange

According to Zane Benefits’ website, the Michigan Health Insurance Exchange will offer individuals, families and small businesses a new way to shop for health insurance. Beginning Oct. 1, 2013, Michigan residents will be able to shop for health insurance, compare plans and access any applicable tax credits to lower the cost of health insurance through the federally-run Marketplace. The SHOP Exchange will also be available to small businesses.

Approximately 1,145,500 or 14% of Michigan’s non-elderly residents are uninsured, of whom 1,072,509 (94%) may qualify for either tax credits to purchase coverage in the Marketplace or for Medicaid if Michigan participates in the Medicaid expansion.

History of Michigan Health Insurance Exchange

According to Zane Benefits’ website, originally Michigan was planning for a state-based or state-federal partnership exchange. Governor Rick Snyder supported the creation of MI Health Marketplace, a nonprofit to oversee the state’s health insurance exchange. However Governor Snyder acknowledged on November 16, 2012, that without authorizing legislation, he would plan for a state-federal partnership exchange. The state began moving in the direction of a partnership in August 2012 due to legislative opposition that left the state unable to meet the federal timetable for implementation. On March 5, 2013, Michigan received conditional approval from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a partnership exchange.

However, on March 21, 2013 the state Senate recessed without meeting a deadline to vote on accepting federal funds for the exchange causing Michigan to default to a federally-facilitated exchange.

Click here to read full article.


About Zane Benefits
Zane Benefits was founded in 2006 to provide a revolutionized SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) administration platform ("ZaneHRA") for Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) and defined contribution health care. The flagship software provides a 100% paperless administration experience to employers and insurance professionals that want to offer better health benefits without a traditional group health insurance plan at lower costs. For more information about ZaneHRA, visit

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Impact with Martin Sheen Exploring the Benefits of Electronic Medical Records in New Report
2. Mediterranean Diet Benefits Heart, Even Without Weight Loss: Study
3. Royal Flush Havanese Reviews The Benefits Of Dog Ownership
4. Foul-smelling gas shows health benefits in reducing joint swelling
5. Quorn, Leader in Easy Vegetarian Meals, Explores the Financial Benefits of a Plant-Based, Mediterranean Diet
6. Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on Stand-Alone HRAs for Small Businesses
7. Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on Stand-Alone HRA Plans
8. Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on Small Business Health Insurance
9. Is your migraine preventive treatment balanced between drugs benefits and harms?
10. Few breast cancer survivors maintain adequate physical activity despite benefits
11. The National Association of Conservative Seniors Now Offers Extra Benefits to New Members
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... The moment you stop improving ... only fulfilling the needs of advisers and clients but going above and beyond ... top-tier customer service. However, there's always room for improvement, which is why the ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Avid collector, Andrew Hawley from Vintage Rock Posters, ... posters. This is one of Joplin's most famous and beautiful concert posters. The concert ... Michigan in Ann Arbor. The According to Hawley, "It is hard to believe that ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... 26, 2015 , ... Somu Sivaramakrishnan announced today that he ... now offers travelers, value and care based Travel Services, including exclusive pricing on ... as, cabin upgrades and special amenities such as, shore excursions, discounted fares, travel ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Pixel Film Studios brings Final ... ProTrailer: Vintage. This newly styled ProTrailer pack comes with 30 all-new vintage-inspired designs, ... giving users limitless opportunities to stylize and create designs quickly and easily, all ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... ... The holiday season is jam-packed with family dinners, parties ... is of the utmost importance. Whether you are cooking at home for the ... try this holiday season. , Turkey Croquettes ,     Ingredients: , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26 november 2015 AAIPharma Services ... geplande investering aan van ten minste $15,8 ... en het mondiale hoofdkantoor in ... resulteren in extra kantoorruimte en extra capaciteit ... groeiende behoeften van de farmaceutische en biotechnologische ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 3D bioprinting market is expected to reach ... by Grand View Research Inc. Rising prevalence of chronic diseases ... is expected to boost the market growth, as 3D bioprinting ... --> 3D bioprinting market is expected to reach ... by Grand View Research Inc. Rising prevalence of chronic diseases ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... --> ... att använda SyMRI för att hitta optimal ... med multipel skleros (MS) eller hjärntumörmetastaser och ... för att kunna använda SyMRI Research Edition ... kan man generera flera konstrastbilder från en ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: