If employees haven’t come to you with questions about the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) affect on them, get ready … they’re coming. Want to know what they’re going to ask?
Overall, public perception of the healthcare reform law remains pretty negative. But one requirement of the law is viewed favorably by the vast majority of registered Republicans, Democrats and independents.
Congress and various federal agencies are enacting a dozen new rules and procedures that will affect how you do business in 2010.
With healthcare costs continuing to skyrocket — along with fears of triggering the “Cadillac” tax in 2018 — employers are looking into what kinds of benefits they can cut.
If employee wellness wasn’t a top priority before health reform was passed, it probably is now.
When the Department of Labor (DOL) provided firms with new model COBRA notices, it also tucked away other key health reform info in that document — info that you might have overlooked.
Right now Republican strategists are plotting how they’ll make good on their campaign promise to halt the president’s healthcare overhaul – and early indications are they have the power to tie it up in red tape.
Healthcare reform is obviously not what everyone wishes it could be. Everyone wishes costs were lower, for example. But that’s not to say it’s completely devoid of redeeming qualities.
The sheer complexity of changing federal regs as well as the impact of recent landmark court rulings on benefits plans make assessing health-plan compliance a critical task that HR pros need to put at the top of their to-do list. In fact, ERISA attorney Daniel N. Kuperstein is warning employers everywhere that most health plans aren’t […]
Employers have less than a month to nail down just how many full-time employees they have before Obamacare’s employer mandate kicks in. The problem is, the law’s formula is tricky. To help with the math, 15-year benefits compliance vet Sheryl Southwick has some advice for employers.
With Republicans now in control of both houses of Congress, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell has publicly vowed to repeal the healthcare reform law at any cost. That’s not going to happen while President Obama has veto power — but there is a very real possibility the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could get a major […]
On the heals of the feds issuing new regs that’ll make it easier for employees to appeal healthcare claims denials, the New York State Insurance Department has released info that shows just how effective these appeals can be.
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