With the Affordable Care Acts new reporting requirements fast approaching, employers and their benefit advisers need more than ever to keep abreast of whats happening with the ever-changing health care reform law. Here are five ACA issues the national law firm Epstein Becker Green says employers need to be following.
After multiple delays, early access to the federally-facilitated Small Business Health Options Program launched Monday in five states.
With mental health and substance abuse disorder services deemed an essential health benefit under the Affordable Care Act, employee assistance program providers are taking on a new role helping employers and health plans sniff out fraudulent health care activity among substance abuse and mental health treatment facilities.
For employers fighting to maintain grandfathered status, consultants and benefit managers predict the Affordable Care Acts ongoing implementation will mean the end of these health plan structures in the near future.
Earlier this week, Walmart announced it was dropping health care coverage for employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week, a move the company estimates will affect about 2% of its workforce. Heres a wrap-up of our analysis, plus a look at the ways other large companies are handling rising health care costs.
Randy Hargrove, a Walmart spokesperson, tells EBN that the company's decision to end health coverage for a small portion of its workforce will enable these employees to "decide for themselves what makes the most sense for them."
Walmart Stores Inc. the worlds biggest retail chain, plans to stop offering health benefits to employees who work less than 30 hours a week, a move that will affect about 2% of its U.S. staff.
Commentary: Health insurance companies, health care professionals, politicians, academics and public health advocates all have opinions about what health care reform in America should look like.
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.
Premiums for health plans purchased on the Affordable Care Acts Small Business Health Options Program exchanges were slightly cheaper than plans only offered elsewhere, a recent study found, but advisers say the study misses the big picture.
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?
A new analysis estimates even more employers will move active employees to private exchanges in part because brokers are taking on a bigger role in pushing them as a solution to rising health care costs.
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.
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.
The newly named head of the federal health insurance marketplace Kevin Counihan spoke with HIX-News in June 2014 about his experience at the helm of AccessHealthCT. Listen to his lessons learned from the first open enrollment period and what he expects in 2015 in his state.