Category Archives: ACA

Online Enrollment To End In Shop Exchanges

HIGHLIGHTS CMS plans to end online enrollment in FF-SHOPs beginning in 2018. Employers would still be able to obtain an eligibility determination through www.HealthCare.gov. State-based SHOPs can continue to provide online enrollment or adopt the direct enrollment approach. IMPORTANT DATES Read the full article…

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House Republicans Pass Amended AHCA

 HIGHLIGHTS House Republicans voted to pass the AHCA with several amendments. The AHCA will now move on to be considered by the Senate. The AHCA would allow states to receive waivers from essential health benefit rules and includes additional funding Read the full article…

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6 Common Employee Questions about ACA Information Forms, Asked and Answered

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a number of new reporting requirements that employers must meet. This means employees are receiving new forms– and, naturally, they have questions. Note: On December 28, 2015, in Notice 2016-04, the IRS extended the Read the full article…

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Test your knowledge about the affordable care act

There has been a great deal of confusion regarding what the Affordable Care Act covers and what is allowable under the law. This is largely due to persistent myths that are propagated by opponents to the reform and word of Read the full article…

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ERISA Explained

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is the federal law that establishes minimum standards for pension plans offered by employers in the private sector. ERISA created standards for participation in pension plans, as well as vesting, benefit Read the full article…

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Navigating The Affordable Care Act

The business world is not always easy; in fact, it can be downright stressful. The recent changes to health care are certainly not helping the stress factor. Choosing a health care plan that benefits your business and your employees can Read the full article…

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The Future of the Affordable Care Act

What can we expect from 2015? It’s a new year, which means a new chapter in the life of the Affordable Care Act. With the Republican party in control of the senate and the Supreme Court weighing in on subsidies Read the full article…

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What Is Defined Contribution?

Regardless of the politics surrounding The Affordable Care Act, healthcare reform has brought a lot of attention to opportunities for employers to better serve the needs of their employees. It may be difficult to identify what opportunity is the best Read the full article…

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Private Exchanges Explained

There has been a lot of media attention surrounding both The Affordable Care Act and its alternatives, but you might find yourself wondering what it all really means. Whether you are an employee or an employer, it can be difficult Read the full article…

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