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Private Exchanges May Offer Shelter from Cadillac Tax

Avoiding, or at least putting off, the so-called Cadillac tax in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is on a lot of employers’ minds. One of the best ways to do so is by moving employees to one of the burgeoning number of private insurance exchanges.

Open Enrollment Issues for the Marketplace Over? Not Hardly!

With open enrollment for the Marketplace close to 60% complete, one would like to think what they were told about the subsidy they will be receiving is accurate. How can you be sure that you were given correct information? Let’s take a look

Americans will have an extra six weeks to buy health coverage before facing penalty

After last Wednesday’s announcement, those who buy coverage through the exchange will have until March 31 to sign up for a plan, according to an official with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Government Shutdown – Now What?

With the government temporarily shutdown, employers participating in E-verify will not be able to access their account. So what can you do about it?

Health Q&A: ‘Obamacare’ Exchanges Start as Questions Abound

While the exchanges are expected to open on time, that milestone is unlikely to settle the 3 1/2-year grudge match over the Affordable Care Act. A long enrollment season, complicated by a threatened U.S. government shutdown and a growing list of technical glitches, means it may be as late as April before it’s known how many uninsured Americans sign up under the law.

HHS releases federal exchange rates

With the public exchanges under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act preparing to open their phone lines and their Web enrollment sites Tuesday, the Obama administration is getting closer to revealing what federal exchange plans might actually cost.

To Issue the Exchange Notice or Not To? That Is the Question

There is no “best practice” for handling the notice issue. No matter what, we’re here to help. Here’s what other employers think and how you might handle the situation.

DOL Announces Non-Enforcement of Marketplace/Exchange Notice

With less than a month before the exchanges roll out, the DOL announces that employers do not have to provide exchange notices and will not penalize employers that fail to provide the notice.

DOL Says No Fine for Failing to Provide Exchange Notices in 2013

DOL announces that there will not be a penalty imposed on employers that fail to distribute the health insurance exchange notices which are planned to roll out in October 2013.

Be Prepared For Fall Open Enrollment Changes

The healthcare reform law requires employers to notify employees of available health exchange options by October 1. That means employees will face new health plan choices – and decisions – during open enrollment this year.