The White House Friday proposed two rules in response to the Supreme Courts Hobby Lobby decision earlier this summer that will allow women to receive contraception coverage if an employer refuses to offer it for religious reasons.
Benefit advisers and employers say a host of challenges is not only to blame for stagnant SHOP enrollment, but must be overcome if SHOP is to enjoy any success.
Although open enrollment for ACA plans is not set to begin until November 15, a new report estimates that nearly 7 million adults may be able to enroll through special enrollment periods.
Enrollment on the SHOP exchanges remains stagnant, a concern benefit advisers attribute to inadequate marketing practices. Brokers also remain concerned about the poor quality of training for those assisting employers with enrollment.
The Internal Revenue Service has issued a new one-page publication with information about exemptions to the health coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
The IRS has issued guidance on how the IRS and the Treasury Department will administer the definition of a covered entity for purposes of the health insurance fee under the Affordable Care Act.
In an effort to raise money for Colorados state health insurance exchange, the board responsible for securing its financing has levied a new fee on all insurance policies issued in Colorado, including those sold off of the exchange.
Amidst further rollout of the ACAs provisions, researchers expect more employees to enroll in their employer-sponsored health plan for 2015 a surge benefit advisers should be preparing employers to manage.
One of the most important issues on the mind of business owners is the Affordable Care Act and its employer shared responsibility provision. Paychex shares the top three ESR questions received from business owners and their responses.
California lawmakers are currently weighing a legislative proposal that would bring vision care options to qualified individuals and employers through an exchange.
The IRS new draft forms for employer reporting on health care coverage unveils a glimpse of the administrative onus in store for benefit advisers and their employer clients working to comply with the Affordable Care Act.
The IRS released draft forms for employers to use to report health coverage offerings to employees, unveiling a glimpse of the administrative onus in store for benefit advisers and their employer clients working to comply with the health law.
Two federal appeals courts have issued conflicting decisions about the legality of subsidies on the federal exchanges a split that may have some significant impact on employer planning for ACA compliance.
The White House this week breathed a sigh of relief and conservatives simply sighed when hours after a D.C. federal appeals court ruled that the Internal Revenue Service exceeded its authority in providing tax credit subsidies in 34 states, another federal appellate court ruled the opposite.
In another blow to the health laws federal subsidies this week, the GAO says fake application information successfully yielded subsidy payouts in an undercover investigation. One broker says if consumers are able to obtain subsidies in circumstances where they shouldnt, theyre not going to trust brokers who tell them the truth.