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Analysis questions value of ACA deductible cap

More than a third of 2014 bronze-level plans in the SHOP exchange had deductibles that exceeded suggested annual caps under PPACA.

Extensions to Enrollment and Premium Deadlines

HHS Announces Extensions to Enrollment and Premium Deadlines for Marketplace Coverage and Eligibility for Catastrophic Coverage

SHOP Online Delay

Employers who purchase small group coverage won’t be able to purchase health plans online through PPACA’s Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) until November 2014 for plan year 2015

Another PPACA deadline delayed

The Obama administration has issued new regs that public exchanges – and participating carriers – can use to cope with startup problems. Most importantly, it pushes the selection and payment deadline for Jan.1 plan coverage to Dec. 23. Read more…

Thanksgiving Smorgasbord Of Regulations

While you were eating leftover turkey sandwiches, the IRS and HHS were busy issuing several final and proposed rules of interest to employers. Don’t worry, here is an overview of the rules and regulations.

Small-group employers skip SHOP, move to individual exchanges

A number of small-group employers are already planning to send their employees to the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges.

HHS delays SHOP Web enrollment launch

Breaking News: The U.S. Department of Health Human Services (HHS) is pushing the launch of the federal small-group public exchange Web enrollment system back to November.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Health Marketplace

FAQs on health insurance exchanges and the marketplaces that will be coming to your state. Federal or state-run, no matter what your state is doing, make sure you know your options.

Small Group (50 or Fewer Employees) Insured Plans and PPACA

Here is a summary of the PPACA provisions that apply to group health plans and whether the provision applies to insured small group plans provided inside and outside the SHOP exchange.

Highlights of the Small Employer Tax Credit

Very small employers with a high percentage of employees who earn low wages are eligible for a tax credit for employer contributions made to purchase health insurance. Read full article…