HHS Awards $112 Million To Improve Local Cardiac Health Care

May 28, 2015 TheDepartment of and Human Services announced awards of $112 million regional cooperatives about 5,000 primary physicians in 12 states, aimed at improving the heart health of their nearly 8 million Read More

Insurers Performing Better With ACA

May 27, 2015 Although some insurance companies had expected the Affordable Care Act to create operationalproblems, an industry study found that the financial and administrative performance of payers actually improved for plans offered Read More

31 Million Americans Underinsured In 2014

May 26, 2015 Almost one out of four American adults, or 31 million people, were underinsured in 2014, a study found. High deductibles or out–pocket costs made medical coverage unaffordable for many, and Read More
IRS Explains Definition of ‘Large Employer’

IRS Explains Definition of ‘Large Employer’

May 21, 2015 The IRS has issued an explanation of how companies can determine if they are an ”applicable large employer” or ALE, and how that affects their obligations under the Affordable Care Read More

Most Consumers Satisfied With Marketplace Plans

May 21, 2015 Most people who purchased their own health insurance plans through an Affordable Care Act marketplace say they are satisfied with their plan’s coverage and features, according to a Kaiser Family Read More

Employers Expect Costs to Rise for ACA Compliance

May 20, 2015 The Affordable Care Act has resulted in higher health care costs for many employers, and a new survey finds that seven out of 10 companies believe even larger cost increases Read More

Reimbursement of Individual Policy Premiums

May 13, 2015 Some employers choose to reimburse employees for the cost of individual health insurance coverage rather than establishing a group medical plan. But these plan don’t comply with the Affordable Care Read More
Rules on Contraception Coverage Tightened

Rules on Contraception Coverage Tightened

May 13, 2015 The The Obama administration issued tighter rules on contraception offered by insurance companies, requiring insurers to pay for at least one form of birth control. The guidance, issued as a Read More

Emergency Room Visits Up Despite ACA Reforms

May 11, 2015 Visits to hospital emergency rooms are going up according to a poll ER physicians, despite the reforms implemented by the Act aimed at reducing the inflow to these – treatment Read More

Article: Offers of Coverage “On Behalf of Another Entity”

May 10, 2015 Offers of “ Behalf Another Entity” Because the Act for failing to to employees, most with over 50 – workers feel obliged to the . An ” ” may be Read More
Article:  Reporting 2015 Coverage of “MV-lite” Plans

Article: Reporting 2015 Coverage of “MV-lite” Plans

May 9, 2015 Some employers have used “MV-lite” plans that offer very limited hospital and doctor benefits, yet technically satisfy the “minimum value” calculations of the government’s online calculator. These plans have been Read More
Appeals Court Bars Challenge to ACA Mandates

Appeals Court Bars Challenge to ACA Mandates

May 7, 2015 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a challenge to the individual and employer mandates of the Affordable Care Act. The court ruled that the taxpayer who filed the lawsuit Read More

Compliance Checklist for Employers

May 4, 2015 A reference tool to help understand what is required for them to comply with the Affordable Care Act, and the timeline for compliance, has been prepared by the law firm Read More
Montana Expands Medicaid With Bipartisan Support

Montana Expands Medicaid With Bipartisan Support

May 4, 2015 Montana’s Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock signed into law a Medicaid expansion bill that had been drafted by a Republican member of the state legislature. Under the new law, Montana will Read More

Robert Sheen to Speak at NNAHU Expo

May 4, 2015 Robert S. Sheen, Editor-in-Chief The ACA Times and President First Capitol Consulting, Inc., will speak about the Affordable Care Act at the 2015 NNAHU Expo, May 13 in Reno, Nevada. Read More