A Supreme Court decision in favor of the petitioner in King v. Burwell could trigger the end of the employer mandate, legal experts say, but it’s far from certain how the court will decide.
Health coverage is now part of a tax return, and individuals are seeking advice to ensure they file correctly.
Commentary: The Supreme Court justices were very active in questioning both parties, although the most probing questions were aimed at the plaintiffs — plus one often overlooked consequence should the court decide in the plaintiffs' favor.
Commentary: The relationship with a retirement adviser is an important one, but far too many benefits professionals stick it out when they could be getting better help for their plan participants.
The Multi-State Plan program created under the Affordable Care Act may actually lead to further consolidation of the health insurance industry rather than increase competition through the public exchanges.
HSS should extend these plans to employers with fewer than 100 employees as scheduled, Small Business Majority CEO says.
Private exchanges present an opportunity to engage employees in their health plans year-round, not just during open enrollment.
Can employees stressed out about their personal finances be as productive as those who are not? Not likely.
Fewer Americans are worried they won't have enough money to be self-sufficient in old age, but healthcare costs concerns still loom large.
The Supreme Court today will hear arguments in King v. Burwell, the highly anticipated case challenging the legality of subsidies available for individuals purchasing health insurance on the federal exchange under the Affordable Care Act.
With the Supreme Court set to hear King v. Burwell today, subsidies in the federal health care exchange could be eliminated for millions of enrollees. Leading up to this, Employee Benefit Adviser and Employee Benefit News have covered the story from all angles. Here is a roundup of our coverage in the case.
Americans are sedentary, and physical activity levels are abysmal. It’s no secret that being active is associated with profound benefits.
Industry analysts praise one-stop shopping tools as a positive reason why many employers are moving to private exchanges. At Xerox’s Buck Consultants, 100% of employees enrolling through the company’s exchange engaged with its technology — and made an average of 11.5 return visits, says Sherri Brockhorst, leader of the RightOpt exchange at Buck.
In light of anticipated new fiduciary regulations from the DOL, employers are becoming more aware of potential conflicts of interest and the importance of protecting employees in their 401(k) plans.
Supreme Court to hear oral arguments this week in a case challenging the legality of tax credits to purchase health insurance under the ACA.
Critical illness insurance is among the fastest growing voluntary benefits, but it’s also among the most difficult to grasp for employees. In developing its new CI insurance line, Trustmark did research to better understand the market.
Commentary: A number of large plan sponsors have dumped all of their actively managed funds, including for better fiduciary compliance. Is it a good idea?
Managing small retirement accounts for employees who no longer work for you can be time consuming, and labor intensive, but there are some employer benefits to keeping past employees’ 401(k) accounts on your books or having new employees roll their past retirement accounts into yours.
Working with a financial adviser doubles the likelihood of outlining a plan and boosts confidence about saving for retirement, LIMRA says.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear the case of King v. Burwell, with the legality of federal subsidies for ACA exchange enrollment hanging in the balance. If the high court rules that subsides on the federal health care exchange are illegal, consumers would on average see premiums rise 255% — but industry analysts say it is unlikely to get to that point.