December 16, 2015
Health care issues will be prominent in the presidential election campaign in 2016, particularly now that Congress has offered end-of-year tax relief gifts that will mean less money to fund the Affordable Care Act programs. Here are some of the major trends you will be hearing about in 2016.
October 07, 2015
Congress has passed new federal legislation called the PACE Act (Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act) that overrides the Affordable Care Act’s mandatory expansion of small employer group size. The White House says President Obama will sign the bill.
September 04, 2015
Here's what you need to know about the so-called Cadillac tax – a 40 percent excise tax on high-cost health plans offered by employers.
July 27, 2015
Here are three major health policy developments you should know about to keep you up to date this summer.
June 19, 2015
Experts believe that this case should put to rest the endless pipeline of ACA litigation.
June 09, 2015
Immediately after Memorial Day, three federal agencies released a guidance document that explains health plan cost-sharing limits (e.g., out-of-pocket maximums on deductibles, copayments and coinsurance) for in-network essential health benefits. Here's what you need to know.
May 19, 2015
What does the Supreme Court decision portend for health care reform? How will the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) change how the Medicare program pays physicians?
May 06, 2015
Employers seeking guidance on their workplace wellness programs have plenty to consider. In April, several federal agencies released their positions on wellness programs. Read what this means for employers.
March 24, 2015
At the end of June 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision on King v. Burwell that will determine the legality of providing federal subsidies to individuals enrolled through the federally facilitated marketplaces.
January 19, 2015
With Congress firmly led by the Republican Party, a slim majority in the U.S. Senate and a Democrat in the White House, it is harder than ever to know what to expect from our policymakers this year.