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Posts Tagged ‘Kildeer’

Get Ready for Enrollment in Health Exchanges

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

The Wall Street Journal reports:

“In about six weeks, Americans will have a new kind of open enrollment to consider.

Starting Oct. 1, people without health insurance can sign up for standardized coverage through new health-insurance marketplaces run either by their state, the federal government or a combination of the two—the centerpiece of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


PPACA hasn’t killed COBRA – yet

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Benefits Pro reports:

“With full implementation of Obamacare looming – delays in the employer mandate aside – many in the HR world have been wondering whether health care reform will render COBRA obsolete.

The short answer: yes – and no.

While the new law has no direct impact to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, the indirect effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act could eventually render COBRA meaningless.


Federally-Facilitated-Small Business Health Options Program (FF-SHOP) Issuer FAQ

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Follow this link for an awesome FAQ regarding the SHOP Exchange.



Applying For Obama Plan Not Easy

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Insurance News Net reports:

“Applying for benefits under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul could be as daunting as doing your taxes.

The government’s draft application runs 15 pages for a three-person family. An outline of the online version has 21 steps, some with additional questions.

Seven months before the Oct. 1 start of enrollment season for millions of uninsured Americans, the idea that getting health insurance could be as easy as shopping online at Amazon or Travelocity is starting to look like wishful thinking.


IRS Issues More “Play or Pay” Guidance

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Benefits in Brief reports:

“Shortly before 2012 came to an end, the IRS issued proposed regulations and Frequently Asked Questions concerning the employer “play or pay” provisions of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). More formally known as the employer “shared responsibility” requirement, these provisions require that large employers either “play” (by offering health coverage to their full-time employees) or “pay” (in the form of a substantial excise tax). The proposed regulations largely codify guidance provided through four separate Notices issued during 2011 and 2012, though with some important clarifications and modifications.


Health Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Follow this link for a great information about how people will get health insurance come 1/1/14



New Year Brings Tax Hikes To Pay For Health Care Law

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Five new tax increases take effect today to help pay for the nation’s health care overhaul.

The new measures are slated to raise $24.2 billion next year and more than $258 billion through 2019, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation.


Understanding how the Health Insurer

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Health care reform update for insured and self-funded health plans. Please follow the link.

Health Care Reform – Implementation Timeline For Employers

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

JD Supra reports:

“Here’s a brief timeline highlighting important health care reform dates for employers…I expect some dates will change as 2014 draws nearer, and I will update the timeline accordingly.

9/23/12 – Group health plans must provide all eligible employees a standard Summary of Benefits and Coverage so members can compare medical plans.


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