Ever since final rules under the Affordable Care Act dictated that outcomes-based wellness programs must offer reasonable alternatives to employees unable to achieve the programs health benchmarks, employers have continued to worry over the effectiveness of their health improvement efforts.
The IRS has released long-awaited draft instructions for the forms employers will use to comply with the ACAs employer mandate, giving benefit advisers and their clients a glimpse of the work ahead for 2015 and how to begin preparing now.
The full U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington will rehear a recent court decision that found the ACA's premium subsidies invalid in more than two dozen states due to the laws specific language. A rehearing may reduce the chances of a new Supreme Court showdown over a central element of the health reform law.
The IRS has posted draft instructions for the various Affordable Care Act reporting that will be done for calendar year 2015 and while the instructions provide much needed guidance for employers and insurers, they also confirm the daunting complexity of the reporting task.
The Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday that Kevin Counihan, the head of Connecticuts state-run exchange will join the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as CEO of the Marketplace, also known as the federal governments health care exchange.
The newly named head of the federal health insurance marketplace Kevin Counihan spoke with HIX-News in June 2014 about his experience at the helm of AccessHealthCT. Listen to his lessons learned from the first open enrollment period and what he expects in 2015 in his state.
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.