As a result of the Republican sweep of the Senate, employers are likely to face two more years of confusion and uncertainty surrounding the ACA. Here's a five-item checklist benefits managers can use to help steer clear of the penalties and taxes on the horizon.
The IRS said Tuesday it plans to close a major loophole in the ACA by banning employers who offer medical plans without hospitalization coverage from qualifying as minimum value plans under the health reform law.
A little-known special enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act allows for small employers to pick up group health care coverage regardless of whether they meet minimum participation or contribution requirements.
Aetnas planned acquisition of private exchange operator bswift may signal the start of more insurers acquiring private exchanges, experts in the industry say.
Commentary: The average working American is part of a financially fragile workforce and many are reacting to higher health insurance contributions that could spell long-term trouble, says voluntary specialist Tinker Kelly.
Commentary: There is more to Aetnas announcement that it will acquire exchange provider bswift than meets the eye, says health technology consultant Joe Markland. In fact, its another signal that brokers need to recognize the benefits world is changing around them, he says.
Aetna announced Monday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire private health insurance exchange operator bswift for $400 million.
An onslaught of Dec. 1 renewal dates means premium rates remain steady for now, but advisers need to prepare for heavy 4th quarter workloads.
In a new series, EBA goes one-on-one with the heads of private exchanges. What makes one exchange different from the rest, and how do brokers fit in the mix? First up: Don Garlitz, bswift's executive director of exchange solutions.
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.
For employers who have done their due diligence on private exchanges, now is the time to make the jump, says HUB Internationals Sibyl Bogardus. The chief compliance officer shares what employees appreciate about the private HIX platform.
After multiple delays, early access to the federally-facilitated Small Business Health Options Program launched Monday in five states.
Successful wellness programs share common characteristics, including health being promoted as a core business value, senior leadership involvement and the use of grassroots wellness champions.
Commentary: The industry is scrambling to keep pace with technology-fueled demands for speedy claims turnover. Aflacs Laree Daniel explains how customer expectations are molding the industry response.
Although open enrollment for 2015 Obamacare plans opens in just over three weeks, the uninsured remain unclear about the dates and possible financial assistance available.