Preparing for healthcare costs is an essential factor in securing your financial future. Those approaching retirement will want to discuss healthcare planning with their financial advisors and understand the options open to them.

Navigating the New Healthcare Environment

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Financial Focus, Healthcare

Wondering how to choose a health care plan?  The Affordable Care Act debuted on October 1 of this year, when the new health insurance marketplaces (aka “exchanges”) opened for enrollment. The coverage on these plans will start as soon as January 1, 2014, at which time just about everybody will be required to have a health insurance policy in place or face tax penalties. In light of the law’s passage, and while it is on most American’s minds, we thought it would be timely to explore some of the more frequently asked questions. While First Pacific Associates does not...

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Health Insurance Mandate Pushed Back

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Financial Focus, Healthcare

One of the more crucial parts of the new healthcare law for 2014 is being pushed back to 2015. Employers with greater than 50 employees were being required to provide health insurance beginning 2014, but the Obama Administration changed that requirement to 2015 instead. This should ease the minds of many business owners who were scrambling to put a plan in place before year-end. You can read the details here.

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