Human Resources News & Insights

Feds pump out even more Obamacare instructions

If you believe Republicans on Capitol Hill, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) isn’t long for this world. Still, the Obama administration continues to clarify how businesses are supposed to comply with the law’s many provisions. 

Obamacare guidance covers much ground: 7 things you need to know

In its 29th set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the ACA, the DOL covered everything from preventive services like lactation counseling/equipment to the Mental Health Parity Act. 

New ACA guidance will force some employers to alter 2016 health plans

A new FAQ on Obamacare should have a lot of employers taking a close look at their 2016 health plans. 

The latest on Summary of Benefits rules

The Department of Labor just released yet another FAQ explaining some of the finer points of the health reform law’s requirement that health plan sponsors provide beneficiaries with a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC). Here’s what you need to know.

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.

Employers get reprieve from yet another health reform requirement

You don’t have to worry about setting up your health plan to comply with this reform rule for quite some time.

Benefits confuse 3 in 4 workers: What you can do now

One stat you’ll want to keep in mind when preparing for open enrollment: 76% of employees who make decisions about their benefits coverage say they’ve made mistakes selecting benefits options.

Feds give employers more leeway in grandfathered plans

Good news: The feds just gave employers more leeway to make changes to their health plans and maintain their plans’ grandfathered status.

Communicating with workers: Dependent eligibility rules

There’s a lot of contradictory info floating around about the upcoming dependent coverage rules — and it’s critical that your employees get the facts right.

My best HR management idea: Ending the interruptions caused by employees’ questions

HR manager Teresa Stevens found that her day consisted of a series of interruptions to answer employees’ questions about HR-related matters. Then, she hit on an idea to end the interruptions and keep employees happy.