U.S. House Republicans made good on a vote to sue the Obama administration over implementation of the 2010 health-care law with a lawsuit naming the Department of Health and Human Services and the Treasury as defendants in what they claim to be a case of constitutional overreach.
The Supreme Court in 2014 weighed in on key labor and employment cases, delivering opinions that promise to have significant ramifications for employers and benefit plans.
In the midterm elections, a majority of Massachusetts voters checked yes for Question 4 on their ballot a measure that calls for employers with 11 or more employees to earn and use up to 40 hours of paid sick time per calendar year. Companies with fewer than 11 employees will have to provide up to 40 hours of unpaid sick time.
As an effort to comply with the ACA, some employers have been considering offering employees a lump sum of cash to purchase health care coverage on the exchanges, but the DOL now says such an arrangement isn't going to cut it.
Delays, limited awareness, competition and insufficient subsidies among problems outlined in a Government Accountability Office report on state and federal small group exchanges. CMS says brokers will play a key role in any future growth.
The pro-Affordable Care Act national non-profit group Enroll America is expanding its outreach staff and launching new technology-driven tools in order to reach the still uninsured and enroll them in health insurance during open enrollment, which starts Saturday.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a challenge to the tax subsidies allowed under the Affordable Care Act, but legal experts predict any high court ruling will have little effect on the law or employers.
As the Affordable Care Acts employer mandate becomes effective, applicable large employers that utilize third-parties are faced with figuring out of what it means to make an offer of minimum essential coverage.
In a surprise move, CMS has delayed its enforcement of the use of health plan identifiers in HIPAA transactions. What does this mean for your employer clients and HIPAA compliance?
It was anticipated. It happened. The Republicans have taken control of the Senate. So what can benefits managers tell employees who are concerned of possible changes surrounding the Affordable Care Act?
Election 2014 recap: Licensed agent joins the Senate; top broker organizations keep an eye on legislation that could affect the industry.
With resounding Election Day victories, Republicans will look to move quickly on Affordable Care Act dismantling legislation, but NAHU, CIAB, NAIFA and The Big I say a piecemeal approach will have the most impact in the coming years.
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.
Although the ACAs excise tax doesnt go into effect until 2018, employers are already fearful benefit advisers should be offering ideas and solutions to calm their fears.
Several tech companies this week announced they would be adding egg freezing benefits to their health plan. While that may sound like a nice perk to some, making this and other benefit plan changes comes with risks that your employer clients, with your help, should consider.