Category Archives: Employers

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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The New Nondiscrimination Provisions in Obamacare and What They Mean for You

In May, the Department of Health and Human services (HHS) published a final rule implementing a nondiscrimination provision to the Affordable Care Act. The provision is called Section 1557 and follows in the vein of nondiscriminatory provisions of other acts, Read the full article…

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How Much Do Healthcare Expenses Really Cost U.S. Companies?

Healthcare and the costs are a thorny issue, to say the least. Stories of once-successful companies that watched as their healthcare premiums rose by 25% in just a couple of years are common. Not only has legislation such as the Read the full article…

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What You Need to Know About Marketplace Subsidy Notices

If your company employs more than 50 people, you may be inundated with marketplace subsidy orders. The U.S .Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mailed out several hundred thousand of them toward the end of June. (Companies residing in Read the full article…

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4 Secrets to Retaining the Best Employees

There was a time when retaining the best employees simply meant hiring them. It was only a generation ago when employees commonly stayed with their employers for long enough to get married, have children and send them to college. Today, Read the full article…

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How is the PPACA Really Funded?

2016 has been an important year for ensuring compliance with the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Such compliance has meant new forms and, in many cases, exploring new options for covering employees. Naturally, many Americans are asking Read the full article…

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3 Ways to Assess the Value of Your Benefits Program

There are many articles out there advising employees on how to assess the value of their particular benefits package. But there are few guides telling benefits administrators how to assess and measure the value of their overall program. Not all Read the full article…

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4 Tax Recordkeeping Tips for Employers

Tax season has come and gone, and summer is when businesses start getting lax about their recordkeeping. Doing so, however, can cause a lot of headaches later on in the year. On the other hand, strong recordkeeping makes tax time Read the full article…

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Are You Getting Value Out of Your Benefits Programs? 3 Reasons You Might Not Be

In a Boston Business Journal article, MIT Sloan School of Management Senior Lecturer Joseph Hadzima estimated that the average employer pays anywhere between $3,000 and $8,000 a year per employee to maintain a benefits program. Although the exact number depends Read the full article…

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