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Supreme Court ACA Subsidy Decision

The Supreme Court has spoken on the King v. Burwell case. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled the Affordable Care Act (ACA) federal tax credits for eligible United States citizens will remain in force. In...

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ACA Final Rules for Employers

On March 5, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service released the two final rules on ACA health coverage reporting requirements. The new rules are intended toprovide the IRS with information necessary to administer other ACA...

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ACA Deductible Limits Repealed

On April 1, 2014, President Obama signed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act retroactively effective to March 2010 in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Act adds provisions to preserve the...

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Employer Mandate Delay

There has once again been another delay for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced yesterday that the ACA's health coverage Employer Mandate will be...

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A High Level View of Health Care Reform

Commonly referred to as ObamaCare and certainly misunderstood, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is officially in effect with the new year. With ACA comes numerous changes to health care as you know it. First, ObamaCare isn'...

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ACA – Individual Mandate January 1, 2014

It's been a while since we've blogged and for good reason: Health Care Reform is keeping us super busy! The Affordable Care Act (ACA) or as you may be more familiar, Obamacare, is in full swing. October 1st brought the...

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SHOP Exchange Notice & Exchange Delivery Requirements

SHOP Exchange Notice All employees must receive a notice, regardless of their full or part-time status, and whether or not the are currently enrolled under your health plan. This includes employees that are not even...

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Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Impact

By now you've read or heard about the Supreme Court of the United States ruling regarding marriage. Basically, the Court said that denying recognition to same-sex couples who are legally marriedunder state law is...

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Temporary Guidance on the Employee Notice of Exchange Options

On May 8, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) provided temporary guidance and model notices that employers may use to inform their employees about the Exchanges, which will be available January 1, 2014. Please note that...

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2013 Health Care Reform Changes

First, a very happy new year to all of you! Now that we find ourselves on day 2 of 2013, I'm sureyou've already briefed yourself on the latest and greatest in Health Care Reform right? No? Read on. Beginning January 1,...

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The Supreme Court Rule on Health Care Reform

The US Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) today, or what you might be more familiarly acquainted with as Obamacare. In a narrow margin of 5-4 votes, the...

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National Women’s Health Week: May 13-19,2012

It seems only appropriate that Mother's Day, May 13, 2012, kick off National Women's Health Week. So often, women take care of their family, friends & careers, forgetting to be their own advocate and take care of...

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Autism Awareness Month & Insurance Coverage

You may or may not have seen the ribbon with colorful puzzle pieces on car bumpers and pondered the meaning. I personally did not quite know until I typed it into Google. The puzzle pieces signify the mystery and...

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Insurance Carriers to Cover Birth Control with No Copays

As recently as the 1990s, many health insurance plans didn't even cover birth control. Protests, court cases, and new state laws led to dramatic changes. Today, almost all plans cover prescription contraceptives - with...

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W-2 Reporting: What Employers Need to Know

You've probably heard that employers will be required to report the cost of employer-sponsored health benefits on W-2 forms. Here are a few questions and answers about W-2 reporting and what employers need to know: - ...

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Summary of Changes to Health Care Reform

March 2011 marked the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act being signed into law--and several requirements have changed since it was first enacted. The following summary provides a look at seven key changes...

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FAQs Re: Affordable Care Act Implementation Part VI

The Department of Labor created a frequently asked questions section regarding employee benefits security administration. The questions and answers have been prepared by the Departments of Health and Human Services (...

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Health Care Reform: PPACA Guidance on W-2 Reporting

IRS issues PPACA guidance on W-2 reporting - The IRS emphasized that the new reporting to employees is for their information only, to inform them of the cost of their health coverage, and does not cause excludable...

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Health Care Reform: The Latest on PPACA

Complying with the many complex provisions of the Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act has been challenging, to say the least. We continue to wait for federal regulations to be released providing guidance and...

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