Key consumer protection in Obamacare delayed

Article Written By: Stephanie Condon     Taken From:  CBS News The Obama administration has quietly delayed another key element of the Affordable Care Act, the New York Times reported Tuesday, exempting some insurers for a year from the new limit on out-of-pocket expenses. The Afforda
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Republicans Suspect Administration of Trying to Block Self-funded Insurance

Article Written by:   Patrick Howley     Taken From:  MyHealthGuide Republicans on Capitol Hill say the Obama administration is trying to regulate or prevent small companies from providing self-funded insurance for their employees because self-funded insurance plans could be the ̶
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Republicans suspect administration of trying to block self-funded insurance

Article Written by:  Patrick Howley  Taken From:  The Daily Caller Republicans on Capitol Hill say the Obama administration is trying to regulate or prevent small companies from providing self-funded insurance for their employees because self-funded insurance plans could be the “Achil
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The Case for Self Insurance: Overcoming Common Myths

Article Taken From:  My Health Guide  Written by: George Pantos, Esq. In today’s changing healthcare landscape, the political discourse on Capitol hill and in many state legislatures is replete with misstatements, charges, and claims about the so-called problems, shortcomings an
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Bickering Delayed HHS Integration With Exchanges

Taken From: Benefit Blog Internal agency bickering finalized the delay in the employer mandate announced this week — but it will be resolved by next year, report HPM sources who were on the list of attendees at key HHS meetings on the topic in recent weeks. The IRS staff objected to t
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ACA Gobbles Up Self-Insurance Marketplace One Bite at a Time

Article Written By: Mike Ferguson  Taken From: MyHealthGuide This week’s announcement that the ACA’s employer-mandate provision has been postponed has understandably gotten a lot of attention. It’s a big deal for sure, but while federal regulators punted on this high
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Rain Delay – Postponing Play (or Pay)

By Ron E. Peck, Esq. Sr. VP & General Counsel – The Phia Group, LLC / Phia Group Consulting, LLC A Delay In Play (or Pay) – The News Isn’t As Good As You May Think The Obama administration announced that it is postponing the requirement that employers provide employees robust, aff
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Supreme Court’s DOMA ruling means group benefits plans need to be revised

Article Written By: Matt Dunning  Taken From: Business Insurance In striking down the Defense of Marriage Act’s exclusion of same-sex marriages from recognition under federal law, the U.S. Supreme Court set in motion a wave of needed revisions to employers’ group benefit p
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The Case For Self Insurance: Overcoming Common Myths

Article Written By: George Pantos, Esq. Taken From: The Self Insurer In today’s changing healthcare landscape, the political discourse on Capitol hill and in many state legislatures is replete with misstatements, charges, and claims about the so-called problems, shortcomings and risks
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Key Members of Congress Seek Clarity from Tri-Agencies

Taken From: Self-Insurance Institute of America, INC. June 13, 2013 – The U.S. Departments of Labor, Health & Human Services, and Treasury (“Tri-Agencies”) have received a formal request from Congress to confirm whether or not a rule-making process may be initiat
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