With the Affordable Care Acts employer shared responsibility reporting requirements for 2015 quickly approaching, benefit advisers should already be working with employer clients to implement benefit administration systems to ensure compliance with the law, industry experts say.
As more and more companies are flooded with administrative duties due to the Affordable Care Act, cloud-based HR and benefits systems such as Zenefits are starting to gain a substantial hold in the employer market.
Those who purchase health insurance through the Affordable Care Acts state and federal exchanges will have more choices for coverage beginning in 2015, according to a Department of Health and Human Services report released Tuesday.
As open enrollment season approaches, benefit managers are moving into high gear as they prepare to answer employee questions and concerns about their 2015 benefits. And as employees take on more responsibility for their health care, its more important than ever for them to understand how they can make the most of the programs and benefits their employers are offering.
Increased and unnecessary risks to Healthcare.gov security remain, as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services has failed to implement and address security issues, the GAO says.
Predictions for 2014 open enrollment include more than 3 million employees being covered under private exchanges. Is this the new trend in employer-sponsored health care coverage?
About 115,000 people who signed up for Obamacare and may not be legal residents of the U.S. will lose their insurance coverage at the end of the month, the government said Monday.
The Affordable Care Acts impending employer shared responsibility rule has created a host of employer clients approaching what may be their first open enrollment season ever. John McAllister, president of PEMCO Insurance Agency, reveals specific approaches benefit advisers can take now to prepare these employers and all of their clients for the upcoming open enrollment season.
Two major trends in employer-sponsored health care continue: a slower rate of premium increases and greater use of high-deductible health plans, especially among small employers, Kaiser study finds.
While the uninsured rate has dropped to a record low of 13.4% nationwide, according to Gallup figures, rates differ dramatically across states. Here are the 10 states with the highest uninsured rates in the aftermath of health care reform implementation, according to WalletHub.
As private exchange providers introduce voluntary benefit offerings, how will broker commissions be affected?
CMS says small employers and their benefit advisers in select states will have early access to the ACAs Small Business Health Options Program to test-drive the system, but not all are interested.
Ever since final rules under the Affordable Care Act dictated that outcomes-based wellness programs must offer reasonable alternatives to employees unable to achieve the programs health benchmarks, employers have continued to worry over the effectiveness of their health improvement efforts.
Commentary: Under the ACA, clinical trials offer an expanding frontier for plan sponsors and insurers, says Symetras Marien Diaz.
The IRS has released long-awaited draft instructions for the forms employers will use to comply with the ACAs employer mandate, giving benefit advisers and their clients a glimpse of the work ahead for 2015 and how to begin preparing now.