Human Resources News & Insights

IRS’s about-face on Obamacare gives employers relief and an extension

The IRS recently did something regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) it was adamant it wouldn’t do this year.

No vote, no repeal, no future plans: GOP abandons its ACA-killing efforts for the year

When Republicans decided not to vote on their latest incarnation of an ACA repeal — the Graham-Cassidy bill — they effectively abandoned any hope of repealing the health law in 2017.

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? 

New health summary FAQ: 5 things you need to know

A new FAQ regarding health reform’s Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) mandate clears up some of the finer points about the requirement.

Will high court push reform decision back to 2015?

When the Supreme Court convenes in March to consider the constitutionality of the health reform law’s individual mandate, it must first answer this: Is it even allowed to rule on the mandate?

Obama: 2 major reform provisions must go if individual mandate is struck down

The Obama administration has argued the majority of the health reform law can stand if its individual mandate to buy insurance is deemed unconstitutional. But it did admit two key provisions would need to get the axe.

Health reform: Employees warming up to it – slowly

In 2010, the overwhelming majority of employees were not happy with the healthcare reform law. Now, employees disdain for it appears to be easing.

Push growing to end reform’s OTC rule

A cost-analysis by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association found 50 million unnecessary visits to doctors could be eliminated and billions saved if the health reform law’s over-the-counter (OTC) drug restrictions were lifted.

Reform Mandate Unconstitutional, Rules Appeals Court

The federal government can’t make you buy health insurance, ruled a United States Court of Appeals.

Repealed! 2 health reform requirements

Kiss two controversial requirements of the healthcare reform law goodbye.