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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.

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? 

HR pros were relieved when Obamacare replacement bill got pulled

Everybody knows that the GOP’s attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare came to a rather ignominious end. But how did the HR community feel about that outcome?  

ACA repeal bill nixed: What’s next for healthcare reform, employers?

The Republican’s best attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to date has been axed. Where does that leave employers, and what can they expect next? 

GOP health reform bill clears first two hurdles: What’s next?

Republicans just moved one step closer to fulfilling their promises to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA). How much further do they have to go?