Final Regs Issued On ACA Wraparound Coverage

March 31, 2015 Final regulations on employer-provided wraparound coverage under the Affordable Care Act were issued by the IRS and Departments of Health and Human Services and Labor. Wraparound coverage is employer-sponsored coverage Read More

RAND Study Supports Use of Individual Mandates

March 30, 2015 RAND Corp. analysts who looked at the likely effects of eliminating the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate determined that the likely result would be an increase in premiums and a Read More

Study Says ACA Has Not Overwhelmed Doctors’ Practices

March 26, 2015 A new report shows that a year after the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansion provisions took effect, physicians have not experienced a sharp increase in visits by new or sick Read More

Survey: Few Firms Reducing Part-Timer Hours

March 25, 2015 About one out five U.S. employers are reducing for part-time workers as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a new survey by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Read More

ACA Cut Unpaid Hospital Care By $7.4 Billion

March 24, 2015 The cost to hospitals uncompensated care was reduced by an estimated $7.4 billion in 2014, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency also found that expansion Read More

Article Provides a CEO’s Guide to Obamacare

March 24, 2015 An article by ACA TimesEditor-in-Chief Robert Sheen providing CEOs with a brief “Guide to Obamacare” has been published by CEO Magazine. The article is also available on the magazine’s website. Read More

Gap Narrows In Views About ACA

March 19, 2015 As the Act marks its fifth anniversary, a poll by the Kaiser Family Foundationfinds the gap between favorable and unfavorable opinions about the law has narrowed to the closest margin Read More

16.4 Million More Insured Because of ACA

March 18, 2015 The Affordable Care Act has resulted in a 16.4 million increase in the number of Americans having insurance coverage, according to the White House. The administration released the figure in Read More

Obama Appoints VA Advisory Council

March 17, 2015 President Obama announced the creation of a new advisory panel charged with improving the ability of the Veterans Affairs Department to meet the healthcare needs patients and beneficiaries. The 14 Read More

IRS Warns of ACA Tax Scam

March 16, 2015 Some unscrupulous preparers are telling clients who owe payments to give the money to them rather than sending the payment with their , the said in a consumer advisory. Many Read More

Most Employers Not Ready for ACA Reporting

March 12, 2015 Here we are, months into the first year when have to track and store data for the Act, and fewer than one company out five feels ready to do what Read More

Study Says Families Struggle to Pay Deductibles

March 11, 2015 Many families – especially those with low to moderate incomes – don’t have sufficient savings to cover a mid- or larger deductible in a private plan, according to an analysis Read More

New Payment Model For Healthcare Providers

March 10, 2015 Physicians, hospitals and other medical can participate in a new system that lets them – and their patients – keep a larger portion any savings they achieve. The , called Read More

IRS Guide for Health Insurance Company Filings

March 6, 2015 The Internal Revenue has issued a one-page guide for companies that must submit “ provider fee” reports during 2015. For any questions or a consultation on the ACA or IRS Read More

Justices Hear Arguments in ‘King’ Case

March 5, 2015 By Robert S. Sheen, Editor-in-Chief Attorneys for the King v. Burwell plaintiffs challenging a key the Act, and for the Obama administration defending the law, presented their conflicting views before Read More

Help for Farmers and Fishermen on Credit Errors

March 2, 2015 The IRS is giving extra to farmers and fishermen who missed this year’s March 2 deadline because they were sent incorrect premium tax credit 1095-A from the federal health insurance Read More