New KFF Study Shows A Change In The Perception of The ACA

New KFF Study Shows A Change In The Perception of The ACA

Feb 28 As the Trump Administration begins the rollout for changes to healthcare reform—namely a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act—there appears to be changes in American opinions of the Read More
Does The Newly Revised HHS 2017 Calendar Suggest A Delayed ACA Repeal?

Does The Newly Revised HHS 2017 Calendar Suggest A Delayed ACA Repeal?

Feb 27 While the Trump Administration’s proposed rule for market stabilization was circulated in the middle of February, also included were date changes for 2017 and 2018 by the Department of Health Read More
The GOP Has Released An ACA Replacement Outline

The GOP Has Released An ACA Replacement Outline

Feb 23 It feels as though Americans have been waiting with bated breath to hear the latest in the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. A replacement outline is finally Read More
The ACA Exchange Appeals Process

The ACA Exchange Appeals Process

Feb 22 The Exchanges in the Health Insurance Marketplace have been issuing out notices to employers. Each such Notice indicates to the employer that it may be subject to penalties for failing Read More
ACA Complexities Increase Among States

ACA Complexities Increase Among States

Feb 21 As the Affordable Care Act remains under the magnifying glass—debating on a repeal, replace, or fix—states are feeling the brunt of the confusion. States with the ways and means to Read More
Uber Decision in Florida and The Gig Economy

Uber Decision in Florida and The Gig Economy

Feb 20 In a recent decision within the Florida courts, Uber was victorious in a misclassification case that left Uber drivers classified as independent contractors and not employees. It speaks to the Read More
While GOP Advances ACA Repeal, Republican Senators Prep Tax Reform

While GOP Advances ACA Repeal, Republican Senators Prep Tax Reform

Feb 16 On February 1, members of the Senate convened at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in DC, discussing a variety of topics from tax reform regarding import/export within the country’s borders Read More
Keeping Up With The GOP And Medicaid Expansion

Keeping Up With The GOP And Medicaid Expansion

Feb 15 New remarks from President Trump are now suggesting that the Affordable Care Act won’t see an immediate repeal or replacement until well into the next year. While that may be Read More
2016-2017 Healthcare.Gov Open Enrollment Figures: An Infographic

2016-2017 Healthcare.Gov Open Enrollment Figures: An Infographic

Feb 14 From November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017, Healthcare.gov launched its open enrollment period for new and returning consumers to obtain coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Our infographic shows Read More
The IRS Audit Process Will Force Employers to Prove Their Case or Face Penalties

The IRS Audit Process Will Force Employers to Prove Their Case or Face Penalties

Feb 13 Post election, in December of 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began to issue out notices to employers who may have failed to comply with the ACA. These notices appear Read More
New Tool Gives Public a Voice in ACA Repeal & Replace

New Tool Gives Public a Voice in ACA Repeal & Replace

Feb 9 By Michael Z. Stahl, Guest Columnist Sr. Vice President of HealthMarkets There’s one thing that’s clear: The new President and Congress intend to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act Read More
The Fate Of The ACA In Kentucky

The Fate Of The ACA In Kentucky

Feb 9 While the Trump Administration is slowly putting the wheels in motion to repeal the Affordable Care Act, one state governor has been trying for over a year to do so Read More
The Affordable Care Act Repeal And Replace: Acknowledgement of Delay By President Trump

The Affordable Care Act Repeal And Replace: Acknowledgement of Delay By President Trump

Feb 8 It was early last month when House Speaker Paul Ryan suggested that an ACA repeal would be far from immediate, as the transitional period in and of itself could take Read More
As ACA Repeal Draws Near, The CBO Weighs In

As ACA Repeal Draws Near, The CBO Weighs In

Feb 7 In a report dated January 17, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) offered estimates on what would happen should the ACA be repealed. These figures range from premium prices to statistics Read More
President Trump Has Some Things To Say About The Pharmaceutical Industry

President Trump Has Some Things To Say About The Pharmaceutical Industry

Feb 6 In January, the pharmaceutical industry found itself in a mini-crisis following a press conference at the White House in mid-January. Just a few days following his Inauguration, Trump accused pharma Read More
Trump Supporters And Healthcare: What Do They Want?

Trump Supporters And Healthcare: What Do They Want?

Feb 2 In mid-January, Republicans made the official first step in repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by voting 227-198 in permitting the GOP to bring their bill for repeal of the Read More
IRS Clarifies De Minimis Error Safe Harbor For Information Return Penalties

IRS Clarifies De Minimis Error Safe Harbor For Information Return Penalties

Feb 1 The IRS recently published Notice 2017-9 announcing its intent to issue regulations regarding the obligation of a payor (e.g., employer) to document payee (e.g., employee) elections for application of the Read More