The U.S. health care laws projected tax bite on businesses with more generous health benefits is dropping as medical spending slows and employers look to rein in the cost of coverage.
A head Labor Department official said Monday that the department cannot provide as much clarity or answer questions about the Affordable Care Act as people are seeking due to elements of the law.
How can brokers become involved in the health exchanges and what will their role be? Plus, how is exchange implementation coming along? EBA spoke with Vince Ashton, CEO of HealthPass which, along with bswift, was recently chosen by Connecticut to run their SHOP exchange to answer these questions and more.
Being present and competent is the order of the day once the ACA becomes a reality, says blogger and UBA CEO Thom Mangan. Brokers need to act as a conduit, or contract with a conduit, to help employees navigate through. A lot of these issues fall on the shoulders of the human resources department, but a broker or adviser needs to offer comprehensive care.
Jack Kwicien on how advisers must commit to a plan to adapt to coming change with insurance reform
At the 10th World Health Care Congress held just outside Washington, D.C., in April, Mark Fogel, head of HR for New York-based accounting firm Marcum Group, said his organization is still "grappling" with what to do about the Affordable Care Act and the new world for employers.
How technology can be used to address challenges brought by health reform and Affordable Care Act
Guest blogger Mark S. Gaunya talks about what advisers must do in the 'Obamacare' world where insurers are assuming more risk and consumers more cost.
After small group reform passed California ten years ago, brokers feared the worse, says blogger Andrew Torelli. What lessons can that bill teach us what to expect with the ACA?
EBA spoke with Alegeus Technologies CEO Tom Torre about how they're enabling private exchange creation through their products. He says the trend makes sense because "there's clearly a shift to retail."
Although it is highly unlikely that the Affordable Care Act will be overturned in the halls of Congress, that does not mean the fight is over, Bobby Bramlett, Big "I" chairman told a crowd of nearly 1,000 independent agents in Washington on Friday.
A $1,500 incentive bonus? EBA caught up with Cyndy Nayer, value-based wellness consultant and expert, at this week's World Health Care Congress and talked about the latest in incentives and disincentives, including the rise in some employer's incentives. She asks the question, "where does it stop?" and more.
Employers are still figuring out how to work with PPACA in the next nine months. That was the consensus during a panel at the 10th World Health Care Congress Monday in National Harbor, Md.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services confirmed yesterday, following the release of proposed rules on Navigators and what theyre calling non-Navigator assistance personnel, that the information is not necessarily intended for brokers
When it comes to the public health exchanges, the broker experience may vary drastically from state to state. For example, while Maryland officials say they plan to communicate certification timing to brokers this month for their state exchange, HHS says it will happen sometime between now and August.