Posts Tagged ‘Obamacare’

The Affordable Care Act is here to stay

In the last few weeks we have talked to hundreds of employers about the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which was proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 6. Many of you have asked about the AHCA, how it might impact the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and what you should be doing given…

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Leveraging wellness programs in the ACA age

The dawn of the Affordable Care Act age has sparked renewed interest in wellness programs by employers as a means to improve employee health and reduce health plan claims and costs. In fact, some wellness programs may actually help employers reduce their liability under the ACA’s forthcoming (but recently delayed) Cadillac Tax. While the solution…

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ACA reporting deadline extended — but employers should stay focused to avoid penalties

About a month ago, and just months before the reporting deadlines required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were set to go into effect, the Internal Revenue Service gave us all a late Christmas present and announced that it would extend the deadlines. Under the ACA, health insurers, self-insured employers, government agencies and other providers of minimum…

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Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act once again

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in King v. Burwell and upheld the Affordable Care Act once again. In a 6-3 opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court held that tax credits are available for health coverage purchased through a federal exchange, like the one in Oklahoma. The ACA…

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The skinny on narrow networks

The insurance exchanges created under Affordable Care Act have facilitated increased competition. Old version managed care models implemented cost-savings measures like pre-authorizations for medical care, hospital length of stay restrictions, determinations of medical necessity for coverage, second opinions for surgery, exclusions of procedures or services, cost-shifting using higher deductibles and co-payments, and caps on coverage.

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WEBINAR » ACA: Ready-Set-Report

In recent years, companies and organizations designated as “applicable large employers” under the Affordable Care Act have had to focus much of their attention on understanding and complying with the ACA’s complex “play-or-pay” rules, which — starting next year — generally give employers a choice between offering full-time employees and their dependents health coverage or paying certain penalties.

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WEBINAR » Time to play or pay — (Finally) final regs for the employer mandate

During this one-hour complimentary webinar, employee benefits attorneys Brandon Long and John Papahronis will be joined by special guest Teah Corley, CEO of PremierSource, to discuss what employers need to know to quickly get a good handle on the newly issued IRS final regulations on the Affordable Care Act’s so-called “play or pay” employer mandate.

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