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Healthcare Reform

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) became effective in 2010. The law included an expansion of Medicaid eligibility, subsidies of insurance premiums for lower-income people, a ban on denial of coverage and denial of claims based on pre-existing conditions, and the establishment of health insurance exchanges. The full program was scheduled to be phased in by 2014.

IRS issues strong warnings about ACA compliance: Should HR be worried?

Despite lots of warnings, the IRS has yet to impose any non-compliance penalties on employers during the two years the ACA reporting provisions have been mandatory. And with all of the efforts to kill or water down Obamacare, many employers are wondering if they should even make ACA compliance a priority at all.

Another Senate failure leaves Obamacare repeal future in grave doubt

By the narrowest of margins, the Senate’s latest vote for a stripped down ACA repeal bill, which was dubbed a “skinny” repeal, was shot down. Now the GOP faces some tough questions about the likelihood of its “repeal-and-replace” efforts.

Is Obamacare repeal effort really dead?

It’s official: Less than a week after the Senate revealed their revised ACA replacement bill – the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided to abandon efforts to get the bill passed.

Senate’s revised Obamacare repeal bill: What’s different and is it enough?

After failing to garner enough support for a vote before the July 4th recess for the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 — aka the ACA repeal bill — the Senate went back to the lab and made some changes. Now the revised bill is out, and HR pros are anxiously waiting to see what […] [MORE]

Senate’s new ACA repeal bill: What’s different from the House version?

Want to discuss the Senate’s new “discussion draft” of its ACA repeal bill with upper management but don’t have time to sift through the 142-page document? We’ve got you covered.

How your minor health incentives can leave you wide open to major legal trouble

Chances are your company offers employees some type of health-improvement program.  

Study: HR pros stressed about changing regs, but not where you’d think

While employers are keeping a close eye on ACA-repeal efforts and other changes under the new administration, they’re most concerned about what’s happening in their own backyards.

HHS chief: The Senate will pass ACA repeal bill by August

A finalized version of ACA repeal legislation could be headed to the President in the very near future.

Sneaky pitfalls that can turn your FSA plan into a compliance nightmare

What happens when a seemingly harmless change to your company’s easy-to-administer FSA plan — a plan that had met the ACA’s “excepted benefits” requirements — suddenly winds up becoming subject to a series of onerous regs?

Health reform expert: Here’s what HR needs to know about GOP repeal bill passing

Virtually every major news outlet is covering the passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by the House. But amidst all the coverage, it’s tough to find an answer to a question that’s near and dear to HR: What does this GOP victory mean for employers?