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With private health insurance exchanges already in motion and public exchanges just five months away from enrolling plan participants for 2014, HR and benefit professionals can sure use a crash course on the HIX concept if they’re not already familiar with the details.

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The Internal Revenue Service said that the sequestration process could have an impact on the amount that certain small tax-exempt employers receive on the refundable portion of the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit.

A new private exchange is launching that will allow employees at companies with less than 50 lives (which are not required to provide health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act), to buy health insurance using pre-tax dollars.

Private health care exchanges bring with them major implications for employer-sponsored benefits, including a shift to defined contribution health care and increased access to data.

Pick the wrong technology provider, and you’ll be fighting fires and frustrating employees every day, no matter how Amazon-like the shopping experience is for the end user.

With the Affordable Care Act’s 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.

Walgreen Co.’s director of health, benefits and wellbeing knew his company, like most in the U.S., was on an unsustainable path of increasing health care costs combined with employees who didn’t focus on their wellbeing. But when the company’s senior directors started thinking about moving employee health care offerings to a private exchange, he was adamantly against it. …

Employment law expert Keith R. McMurdy on how to satisfy the Affordable Care Act’s “information reporting requirements."

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