• whitehouse
    Administration extends Transitional Relief through 2016

    On March 6, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will extend the transitional policy for two years, for policy years beginning on, after or before Oct. 1, 2016, with the possibility of...

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  • Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Constitutionality Of Health Care Law
    Bill bumping ACA to 40-hour work week passes House

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation that would modify the Affordable Care Act’s definition of a full-time employee from one who works 30-hours a week to one who works 40-hours a week.

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  • employees2
    HR leaders rate ACA concerns as a lower-tier issue

    New research from a North American sample of HR leaders finds that the Affordable Care Act is not a primary concern among employers, even as the landmark health care law continues to worry the masses. Read full...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • employees2
    Are employees more satisfied than ever with their benefits?

    Despite some sense of grumbling out in the working world about the shape of benefits in the midst of further ACA rollouts, one new study suggests employee satisfaction regarding their benefits is at an all-time high.

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Constitutionality Of Health Care Law
    Feds Post PPACA Risk Program Regs

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ruled that only "qualified health plans" -- and plans that are "substantially the same as a QHP" -- can either make payments to or get cash from the federal "risk...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • healthinsurance
    People may keep old health insurance another year

    Americans can buy insurance policies that don't meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act for another year, if their states' insurance regulators allow them to renew their policies this year, administration officials said Wednesday. Read full...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Constitutionality Of Health Care Law
    Budget proposal phases out some PPACA funding

    The Obama administration has included cuts in several sources of the PPACA grant money that has been flowing into state government and state public health insurance exchange offices the past few years. Read full article here...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • insight
    New Hire Waiting Period Changes

    At the group’s renewal in 2014, any client with a current waiting period of first of the month (FOM) following 90 days will have to change their new hire waiting period to satisfy the ACA requirement. Read...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • looking ahead
    Look Out for the ACA’s ‘Double Whammy’ in 2016

    Some small businesses are facing a potential “double whammy” in 2016 from the Affordable Care Act, one expert warns.

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Constitutionality Of Health Care Law
    Health insurance mandate for medium businesses delayed

    For the second time in a year, the Obama administration is giving certain employers extra time before they must offer health insurance to almost all their full-time workers.

    • Posted 2 months ago
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