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While benefit brokers applaud HHS efforts to hold ACA exchange navigators to licensing and certification standards, many worry federal regulation will undermine state efforts already in place.
Benefit advisers should be familiar with certain grace periods when employers can avoid penalties.
Topping the recent California rate of 39%, brokers on this state-run exchange completed more than 36,000 of the private health plan enrollments. Their record with SHOP enrollments, however, was a different story.
Industry musings about how fast this employee benefit selection tool will grow and in what format are plentiful.
While no public exchange was without troubles during the first ACA open-enrollment period, one state in particular put unique efforts into its SHOP component and saw results.
Employees are craving voluntary benefits to offset high deductible plans, yet many say they havent been offered any new options since the ACA became law.
Consumer spending climbed by $20.4 billion at an annualized rate adjusted for inflation in February, and $13 billion of the increase came from outlays on health services spurred by the ACA, according to Commerce Department data.
Complying with the Affordable Care Acts employer shared responsibility rules could add up for employers. Here are five strategies to recommend to your clients today, according to consulting firm Mercer. [Photos: ThinkStock]
The Affordable Care Acts ongoing rollout continues to plague employers as many look for alternative benefit structures to help with rising costs. The defined contribution benefit model touted as a way to lower costs for employers and increase choice for employees is generating lots of discussion but are employers ready to take the plunge?
Retiree health coverage options have been a declining benefit for many larger employers. But today, as only one in five employees work at organizations that offer these benefits, the pre-65 population has new options thanks to the Affordable Care Act
Brian Klepper joined the National Business Coalition on Health last month as the organizations new CEO. He chats with EBN about his goals, his concerns about private health care exchanges and why the cost of health care is a threat to the competitiveness of U.S. businesses.
The number of American adults with health insurance coverage from September 2013 to mid-March 2014 increased by 9.3 million shaving the uninsured rolls to 15.8% from 20.5%, according to a new RAND survey. At least one skeptic, however, says the numbers are skewed and defy conventional wisdom.
Legal analysis: Are employees hired through a staffing firm or professional employer organization considered full-time employees under the ACA? Answering this question wrong could cost your clients a great deal.
Engaging and empowering employees to make better health and health care decisions, evaluating health exchanges and dealing with the lack of health care price transparency are three of the biggest challenges for Texas employers, finds a recent survey by the Texas Business Group on Health.