5 Standards for Health-Contingent Wellness Programs

As implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) moves forward, guidance is being provided on how Workplace Wellness Programs will be impacted. Read More..
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Individual And Group Coverage Under The ACA: More Patches To The Federal-State Crazy Quilt

Throughout the 2012 Presidential campaign, Republican contenders criticized the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as a “federal take-over of health care” for its promotion of national uniformity in health coverage and access. Yet long before passage, the architects of the ACA quickly rejected
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IRS Threatens Employers

The gloves are coming off. We’re 11 months from full implementation and the real-world impact of Obamacare is hitting the newswires. Taco Bell and Wendy’s just cut the hours of hundreds of employees to avoid the Obamacare employer health insurance mandate. These workers wi
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State Medicaid Expansion Option Puts Large Employers at Greater Risk for ACA Penalties

Employers in the 10 to 15 states that are unlikely to expand their Medicaid programs could be faced with a $3,000 penalty for every full-time low-income employee that obtains coverage through an ACA exchange in 2014. The problem arises because Congress did not foresee the possibility
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CMS Delays Start Of HIPAA Enforcement Actions For Operating Rules Until March

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS) Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS) will not begin enforcement actions against HIPAA covered entities that are not in compliance with the operating rules adopted for transactions related to eligibility for a health plan
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