Helen took a deep breath and rubbed her throbbing temples reflecting on getting through the first ACA reporting season. That splitting headache was back again. It had been hitting her so often in the past few weeks, that she had named it Obamacare Compliance, or “OC” for short. “OC” was the result of the…Details
Are you an owner of a small business wondering what is in actually in the healthcare act?
The following are some things your business must first consider when trying to figure out how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will impact your situation. The time to act is now because the ACA has placed increased responsibility on certain employers to “pay or play” when it comes to offering employees health insurance. Are you confused yet?
Your Obamacare summary begins now.Details
Lost in the politics of the Affordable Care Act are several sections of the law experts from both political persuasion believe will have serious economic impact.
ACA compliance tips
What many often do not realize is the amount of compliance the health reform law created. Examples include new insurance rules created in section 1302 (B) and the requirement in section 1513 every business with more than 50 full-time employees must provide affordable health coverage meeting government defined essential health benefits. This will create a niche of vulnerable businesses facing serious compliance challenges right now.Details
The Affordable Care Act remains in the news after the challenge over the individual mandate, among other provisions, was brought against it to the Supreme Court. It seems as if everyone has an opinion, and voices from all over the political spectrum are weighing in. The three branches of our government, the Executive, the Legislative,…Details
If you have been following the news you have probably heard about several legal cases challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. These challenges began at the state level, with 26 states participating in lawsuits challenging the legality of several key provisions. Those most prevalent include the individual mandate which requires individuals to purchase insurance,…Details
An important final rule was released today by Administration officials on a key concept, Accountable Cares Organizations, that garnered bi-partisan support during the health reform debate. Both parties believe in delivery system reform, but have alternative approaches in doing so. An Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a network of doctors and hospitals that share responsibility…Details
This week I had to opportunity to visit Seward, Nebraska which is a wonderful community outside of Lincoln.
It was nice and it is always fun to interact with the public about a subject I have become so passionate about over the last few years – informing businesses and individuals how much the Affordable Care Act will impact them.Details
Legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act continue as several states challenging whether the health reform law is constitutional. Most critics have focused specifically on the individual mandate (the part of the law that requires individuals without insurance to purchase it or risk paying a penalty). But a more recent case headed to the Supreme Court focuses on the Medicaid…Details
Are you a provider enrolled in Medicare Before March 25, 2011? The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is implementing a little known provision of the Affordable Care Act that will affect nearly all Medicare providers, is your company ready? One of the problems with Medicare is the billions of dollars of fraud committed…Details
Are you short on time and looking to educate yourself with some of the facts about Obamacare? Here are a few items you need to know right now.
30 Is the New 40
A small, but important, detail for employers to understand is how a full-time employee is classified under the ACA. The answer is that a full-timer works 30 or more hours per week over a period of 90 days. In the U.S., the 40-hour work week has long been a standard for full-time, but not anymore. Remember, under the ACA, 30+ hours is full-time, not 40.