Two businesses, a construction firm from southwestern Illinois and an auto-parts maker in southeastern Indiana, are scheduled today to ask the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago for an order barring enforcement.
Yesterday Groom Law Groups Mark Nielsen addressed the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Washington legislative update, saying health reform watchers are still hoping for more and better guidance on ACA rules and standards.
As an employer, theres a lot you need to know in order to decide whether or not to offer health care through a health insurance exchange. But before you make a decision, Karen McLeese, J.D., vice president of employee benefit regulatory affairs for CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, details the general functions of all exchanges, including state-based, federal, or state/federal partnerships. Here are the eight primary features of exchanges. [Images: Shutterstock]
The health agency said last week that Sebelius had been calling advocacy groups, doctors, churches and companies not regulated by HHS since March, asking for contributions to an independent nonprofit group promoting the health law.
Determining if your coverage is affordable is only one of several steps employers need to take before the end of the year, and thats not even considering the preparations they should have made already.
The suit, filed last week in federal court in Washington, revolves around an Internal Revenue Service rule that provides tax credits for people shopping for health insurance on new government-run marketplaces, called exchanges, regardless of where they live.
What happens if, during the course of the appeals process, the plan administrator comes across information that might impact the decision on appeal that makes the administrator want to grant the appeal?
The $1.3 trillion U.S. health-care system overhaul is getting more expensive and will initially accomplish less than intended.
Because there can be various ways of assessing what constitutes a full-time employee eligible for coverage under the PPACA, the IRS has issued guidance in the form of several notices, as well as temporary regulations.
Starting in 2014, workers at companies with fewer than 100 employees were supposed to have been able to choose from a variety of health plans through new small-business insurance marketplaces. Theyll instead wait until at least 2015.
The proposal in Arkansas and Ohio is a departure from the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but the Obama administration might be open to it.
This week marks the third anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. As benefits professionals look toward the laws full implementation next year, here is a quick look at important dates for PPACA past and future.
A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction on PPACAs contraception requirement, saying an employers First Amendment rights could be irreparably harmed if the mandate was enforced while a lawsuit was pending.
The health care reform law has many moving parts and a great deal of regulations yet to come, which will keep benefits professionals on their toes all year.
Health-contingent wellness programs can increase incentives for quitting tobacco use.