• Health Care Reform Alert: SCOTUS Ruling, ACA and Contraceptive Coverage

    The Supreme Court allows closely-held, for-profit companies to exclude contraceptive coverage. In a 5-4 decision, today (6/30/14) the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that closely-held, for-profit corporations cannot be required to provide the contraceptive coverage mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) if coverage of contraceptives violates the sincerely held religious End excerpt

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  • Upcoming Health Care Reform Changes for 2012

    As Health Care Reform (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) continues to roll out (see our Health Care Reform Timeline), it can be difficult as a business owner/employer to stay ahead of the changes (including fees, taxes and possible fines).  Be prepared – 2012 will bring several changes to the health care landscape. Some of these End excerpt

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  • What healthcare insurance reform issues should employers be focusing on now?

    Since healthcare insurance reform (also known as the Affordable Care Act or the ACA) became law in 2010, employers have been busy trying to make sure they understand the law’s intricacies and how to remain in compliance with all its myriad provisions.

    New laws and regs surrounding ACAThis summer, the law survived yet another judicial challenge when the U.S. Supreme Court decided in King v. Burwell that ACA tax credits are available to individuals in states that have federal exchanges. Essentially, the ruling meant that nothing changed for employers regarding their healthcare insurance reform requirements.

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  • Agencies issue new proposed regulations altering healthcare insurance reform requirements

    At the very end of 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued proposed rules regarding healthcare insurance reform. More specifically, the new regulations are related to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) requirement. The new proposed rules would amend the final SBC regulations published in February 2012.

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  • Healthcare insurance reform update: What should employers be concerned about now?

    By Jessica Webb-Ayer, JD, Legal Editor It’s been another busy year for healthcare insurance reform so far, and there are several things that employers need to make sure they are aware of when entering into the second half of the year. ‘Play or pay’ provision In February, the Obama administration released more healthcare insurance reform End excerpt

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  • Healthcare insurance reform final regulations include relief for employers

    By Jessica Webb-Ayer, JD, Legal Editor Last month, the Obama administration released more healthcare insurance reform final regulations. In yet another unexpected turn, these regulations made further changes to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer responsibility section (also commonly referred to as the “play or pay” provision). Under this particular part of End excerpt

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  • How healthcare reform has changed the American workforce

    by Thomas Moran, CEO of Addison Group After years of slugging through an economic downturn, Americans were hopeful when the country began to slowly turn around, and the market began to improve. In fact, in this year alone, 1 million jobs were created. Ideally, that would mean that 1 million Americans were able to get End excerpt

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  • Healthcare Reform: Fact Check First

    With the delays to the Employer Mandate , many questions are popping up from both Employers and their insured Employees regarding healthcare reform

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  • Breaking News on Healthcare Reform: Employer Mandate for Groups over 50 Delayed Until 2015

    White House To Delay Obamacare’s Employer Mandate Until 2015!

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  • Fate of Healthcare Reform: Compliance, Options, Penalties and More

    Written by Ellie Tonder, Vice President of Operations The Supreme Court is expected to release its decision on the healthcare (or health care) reform package known as ACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), implemented by President Obama in 2010, before the end of June.  Some news outlets state that we will hear as early End excerpt

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