Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015

Last month the federal government announced a one-year delay in the employer mandate provision in the Affordable Care Act until 2015. The employer mandate requires companies that employ more than 50 full-time employees to provide health insurance coverage to employees who work 30 or more hours per week or pay fines. The one-year delay means…
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Mid Dakota Clinic To Participate In MediQHome Program

Mid Dakota Clinic of Bismarck has agreed to participate in our MediQHome medical home program that helps doctors and clinics coordinate patient care efficiently. “We are pleased to welcome Mid Dakota Clinic to MediQHome,” said Paul von Ebers, our president and CEO. “The concept of a patient-centered medical home has taken root in North Dakota…
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North Dakota Ranked As Nation’s 12th Healthiest State

By Ryan Schuster North Dakota was ranked as the 12th healthiest state in the nation in the 2012 America’s Health Rankings, down one spot from an 11th place ranking in 2011. The index ranked states by a number of measures, including obesity rate, sedentary lifestyles, prevalence of smoking, binge drinking, high school graduation rates, physical…
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North Dakota To Expand Medicaid Coverage

By Ryan Schuster Earlier this month North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed legislation allowing the state to expand Medicaid coverage to an estimated 20,000 North Dakotans who don’t currently qualify for Medicaid. Medicaid currently covers roughly 65,000 North Dakotans per month. The North Dakota state legislature also passed the legislation after Dalrymple included the provision…
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Online Marketplace To Provide More Health Insurance Options

By Ryan Schuster Starting next year, North Dakotans will have a new option when purchasing health insurance. A new online marketplace (also referred to as an exchange) will allow North Dakotans to search for, compare and purchase health insurance online, a provision of the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment for coverage on the marketplace begins…
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