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Employers Warm To Obamacare, Stick With Coverage

March 27, 2015  /  Employers, Insurers

Five years after employers were considering terminating health coverage due to costs and other issues related to the Affordable Care Act, companies have largely changed their tune as fears have not been realized, according to a new analysis.

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Implementing Health Reform: Wraparound Benefits Final Rule; Coverage Report

March 18, 2015  /  Employers, Insurers

With open enrollment closed for 2015 and the Departments having finalized the Benefit and Payment Parameters Rule and Letter to Issuers for 2016, we have entered the Spring Affordable Care Act regulatory doldrums.  This post addresses the final wraparound coverage excepted benefits rule, and a report on health insurance coverage and the ACA (technical appendix here), […]

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Rethink the link between insurance premiums and wellness programs

March 5, 2015  /  Employers, Insurers

Wellness programs that track physical activity and use incentives to reward progress are seen as a novel way to make health insurance pricing more equitable, but there is a fine line between rewarding personal responsibility and discriminatory pricing schemes.

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Administration Bars Health Plans That Won’t Cover Hospital Care

February 24, 2015  /  Employers, Insurers

The Obama administration has blocked health plans without hospital benefits that many large employers argued fulfilled their obligations under the Affordable Care Act.

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Lavish ‘Cadillac’ Health Plans Dying Out as Obamacare Tax Looms

January 9, 2015  /  Employers, Insurers

Large employers are increasingly putting an end to their most generous health-care coverage as a tax on “Cadillac” insurance plans looms closer under Obamacare.

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Employers to stick with health plan designs in 2015; add wellness incentives

November 20, 2014  /  Employers, Insurers

Very few employers are planning to make drastic changes to their group health benefit plans in 2015, opting instead to add incentives to workplace wellness programs in order to help hold down rising medical costs, according to survey data released on Wednesday.

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Half Of Employers Pushing High Deductible Plans Onto Workers

November 20, 2014  /  Employers, Insurers

Almost half of the nation’s large employers are offering a consumer-directed health plan, which uses a high deductible strategy that is designed in part to make workers think twice before choosing an expensive and potentially unnecessary treatment or procedure.

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Obama administration closing loophole that allowed substandard health-care plans

November 4, 2014  /  Employers, Insurers

Closing what many see as a loophole that could trap millions of people in substandard insurance, the Obama administration said Tuesday that large-employer medical plans lacking hospital coverage will not qualify under the Affordable Care Act’s toughest standard.

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Does your employer really care about your ‘wellness’? Maybe not

November 3, 2014  /  Employers, Insurers

A federal judge in Minneapolis on Monday refused to block Honeywell International from imposing penalties on workers who refuse to participate in a workplace “wellness” program, denying a request for an injunction by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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As Employers Try to Avoid ACA Excise Tax, Lower-Cost Health Plans Face Biggest Test

November 2, 2014  /  Employers, Insurers

Many employers already are taking steps to avoid triggering the excise tax on high-cost health plans scheduled to go into effect in 2018, according to a news release on a survey by the consulting firm Aon Hewitt.

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