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.
The Internal Revenue Service needs to go to greater lengths to safeguard taxpayer information on health insurance exchanges, according to a new government report.
A controversial ballot measure in California is getting national attention from the benefits industry. Heres what it is and why it matters.
Employer clients acting as the fiduciary of a benefit plan may often seek the advice of their trusted adviser. ERISA recognizes that need but also disallows the misuse of an expert. So what qualifies as misuse?
One of the nations premier business groups whose mission is employee health promotion is embroiled in a controversy involving $184 million in contracts awarded by Covered California without competitive bidding.
Although the ACAs excise tax doesnt go into effect until 2018, employers are already fearful benefit advisers should be offering ideas and solutions to calm their fears.
With visions of the ACA's Cadillac tax on the 2018 horizon, major employers are already making arrangements to soften the blow and help deal with potential surcharges on employer-sponsored benefits - and working with their unions to control health plan costs.
The new CEO of the federal health insurance marketplace, Kevin Counihan, knows there is room for improvement, but says new processes have Healthcare.gov ready for 2015 open enrollment.
Many of your employer clients will soon face hefty penalties under the ACA for failing to make an offer of health care coverage. Legal experts clarify what that offer of coverage must be.
Increased and unnecessary risks to Healthcare.gov security remain, as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services has failed to implement and address security issues, the GAO says.
Predictions for 2014 open enrollment include more than 3 million employees being covered under private exchanges. Is this the new trend in employer-sponsored health care coverage?
About 115,000 people who signed up for Obamacare and may not be legal residents of the U.S. will lose their insurance coverage at the end of the month, the government said Monday.
At an early age, we learned about the three branches of the U.S. government: executive, legislative, and judicial. But the television show Schoolhouse Rock" only taught us part of the story. Another part of government exists that plays a critical role in the execution of the laws and, consequently, in how they impact you. This presentation will explore how departments and agencies such as the IRS, DOL, and HHS are ultimately responsible for all the heavy lifting that goes on behind the scenes once a bill is signed into law. Roger will focus specifically on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and how the presidents signature was only the very beginning of a long road of translating the laws into practice. These agencies make rules that shape how the law impacts you and your business. In this respect, a closer look at the agencies and their responsibilities can truly provide a useful glimpse into the future of healthcare reform.
Roger Abramson, General Counsel, AmeriFlex
New research points to low-cost consumer-directed plans as being a key strategy in thwarting rising health benefit costs.
Why the CEOs ability to sign paychecks may also make them liable as plan fiduciaries; and how you can help your employer clients avoid this slippery slope.