Feds Confirm Their Own ACA Emergency Care Cost Guidelines

Feds Confirm Their Own ACA Emergency Care Cost Guidelines

June 13, 2018 4 minute read: It comes as no surprise that many organizations have had difficulty keeping up with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Whether complying with the regulations under the employer Read More
Proposed California Bill Puts the State in Charge of Healthcare Costs

Proposed California Bill Puts the State in Charge of Healthcare Costs

May 21, 2018 2 minute read: As the current White House and Congressional Republicans continue to snipe at the Affordable Care Act, some states are taking action to shore up the federal healthcare Read More
Extended Deadlines for ACA Open Enrollment Updated

Extended Deadlines for ACA Open Enrollment Updated

January 23, 2018 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced it is extending the deadline to enroll in health coverage through the Federal Health Insurance Exchange until March 31, 2018, Read More
CHIP Reauthorization in Congressional Committees Sees Mixed Results

CHIP Reauthorization in Congressional Committees Sees Mixed Results

October 5, 2017 There were mixed results yesterday in Congress as Senate and House committees considered bills reauthorizing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The program provided healthcare coverage to 8.9 Read More
Congress Not Delivering Yet on Public Priorities for Healthcare

Congress Not Delivering Yet on Public Priorities for Healthcare

October 4, 2017 Despite a recent declaration that Congress will focus on tax reform, the need to address critical healthcare issues remains. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) survey found that a large Read More
The AHCA May Cost Seniors Almost Half Of Their Annual Income In Premiums

The AHCA May Cost Seniors Almost Half Of Their Annual Income In Premiums

June 26, 2017 The American Health Care Act (AHCA) is still sitting in the Senate, awaiting a verdict on being modified or dismantled to something unrecognizable. While in limbo, analyses continue to surface, Read More
Seniors And Medicaid: The Real Connection

Seniors And Medicaid: The Real Connection

June 14, 2017 For many Americans, the understanding of healthcare when it comes to senior citizens is that their benefits are derived from Medicare. While that may be true for millions, there are Read More
Older Americans Are Among The Greatest Affected By The Proposed AHCA

Older Americans Are Among The Greatest Affected By The Proposed AHCA

June 8, 2017 Currently, Senate GOP may be deliberating over potentially holding off on the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act until after the 2018 elections. This news arrives on the Read More
President Trump Proposes New Rule To Stabilize ACA Marketplace

President Trump Proposes New Rule To Stabilize ACA Marketplace

March 1, 2017 Details on President Trump’s plans for an ACA repeal and replacement are finally coming to light. In a new proposed rule, the stabilization of the exchange is placed at the Read More
President Trump Has Some Things To Say About The Pharmaceutical Industry

President Trump Has Some Things To Say About The Pharmaceutical Industry

February 6, 2017 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
Understanding Anti-Discrimination: The IRS Issues Final Rule

Understanding Anti-Discrimination: The IRS Issues Final Rule

January 25, 2017 In the final rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, Read More
Some ACA Compliance Still Required By Employers Despite Possible Repeal

Some ACA Compliance Still Required By Employers Despite Possible Repeal

January 16, 2017 As conflicting opinions of an ACA Repeal continue to loom overhead, from the Republican viewpoint, a repeal seems inevitable. However, this does not translate to an elimination of ACA compliance Read More
With Trump In, Is Medicare Out?

With Trump In, Is Medicare Out?

December 13, 2016 President-Elect Donald Trump has remained cavalier in his plans and directions for the healthcare of our nation. Throughout his campaign, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was targeted for repeal and Read More
HSAs And The Rich: A Perfect Combination

HSAs And The Rich: A Perfect Combination

December 6, 2016 President-Elect Donald Trump’s plans for the fate of our healthcare remains a work in progress. During the 2016 election, Trump stated that he fully intended to repeal Obama’s Affordable Care Read More
Trump Picks Price and Verma to Lead the Charge to a Conservative Approach to Healthcare Reform

Trump Picks Price and Verma to Lead the Charge to a Conservative Approach to Healthcare Reform

December 5, 2016 Donald Trump recently announced his pick of Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia) to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) quickly followed by his announcement of picking Seem Verma Read More
Regardless of Election & Rhetoric, Employers Are Still on the Hook for 2016 ACA Reporting

Regardless of Election & Rhetoric, Employers Are Still on the Hook for 2016 ACA Reporting

December 1, 2016 It remains unclear whether Trump and the Republican-majority Congress will repeal and replace the ACA. Shortly after loudly pledging that he will repeal and replace the ACA, just three days Read More
Will ColoradoCare replace the ACA?

Will ColoradoCare replace the ACA?

November 3, 2016 November 8th is right around the corner. And while the onus of the day is placed on electing our next President, Colorado residents will have something else to ponder in Read More
Individual Shared Responsibility Payment? Not For Everyone

Individual Shared Responsibility Payment? Not For Everyone

October 24, 2016 For many, the Individual Shared Responsibility payment is another irritating factor of healthcare as it can add to yet another unforeseen financial burden to the pockets of Americans. However, we Read More
Is Individual Shared Responsibility Your Responsibility?

Is Individual Shared Responsibility Your Responsibility?

May 8, 2016 Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the goal in mind is to ensure that every American has received or has been given access to adequate health coverage. While Read More
Do You Have Minimum Essential Coverage?

Do You Have Minimum Essential Coverage?

April 19, 2016 Under the Affordable Care Act, individuals and families are generally required to have minimum essential coverage in order to avoid year-end penalties or shared responsibility payments. This coverage can be Read More