Affordable Care Act
Nov. 16, 2017—Since 2014 the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has assisted lower- and moderate-income people who buy insurance on their own on the individual market, providing premium subsidies and discounts on out-of-pocket expenses. Under the law, people who don’t carry compliant insurance face a penalty, the so-called individual mandate. Large employers who don’t offer insurance are also penalized.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center announces agreement with Cigna for individual exchange plan insurance option
Oct. 11, 2017—Today, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) officials announce completion of an agreement with Cigna Health Insurance for VUMC’s full participation in Cigna Connect, an Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant exchange-based individual insurance plan option.
Oct. 3, 2017—Come for a box lunch and hear how you can help others sign up for the Affordable Health Care Act.
Jun. 19, 2017—Fewer uninsured patients are walking through the doors of Emergency Departments in states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), even though the total number of visits has increased since 2014, according to an Annals of Emergency Medicine study released Monday.
Apr. 17, 2017—Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act provides patients with a greater choice of hospital facilities, Vanderbilt researchers have found.
Feb. 2, 2017—The researchers examine whether the financial struggles of some major insurers under the Affordable Care Act reflect a policy failure or a mismatch of these firms’ capabilities and strategies to a newly created market.
Feb. 2, 2017—Vanderbilt prepares and sends 1095-C forms to employees each year to comply with Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements. Be sure your dependents' Social Security numbers have been added to your health plan information.
Jan. 16, 2017—A new study shows that access to health insurance can help hold a community together socially, and lack of it can contribute to the fraying of neighborhood cohesion. The study, Beyond Health Effects? Examining the Social Consequences of Community Levels of Uninsurance Pre-ACA, published by the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, is an effort...
Aug. 13, 2016—HR is contacting employees that the IRS has identified as having differences in their or their dependents’ information by email. If you are contacted, it’s imperative you act to correct this issue by Aug. 22.
How are big health issues being handled in the U.S. South? Leaders to discuss Affordable Care Act, gun control, income differences, more
Feb. 17, 2016—The complex and often under-addressed political issues facing health and health care in the United States will be tackled March 17-18 during a major interdisciplinary conference at Vanderbilt University, "The Politics of Health in the U.S. South." The conference is free and open to the public.
Nov. 2, 2015—Clinics with more non-physician clinicians are associated with better access for Medicaid patients and lower prices for office visits, according to a recent study.
Oct. 29, 2015—While 12 million Americans are enrolled in health care networks through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) insurance marketplace, a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) raises concerns about patient access to specialists within these insurance plans.