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Politics in 2016: What to Expect When You’re Expecting a New President
December 16, 2015

Politics in 2016: What to Expect When You’re Expecting a New President

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.
ACA update: The PACE Act and what it means for small employers
October 07, 2015

ACA update: The PACE Act and what it means for small employers

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.
Is it a tax on Cadillacs or Buicks?
September 04, 2015

Is it a tax on Cadillacs or Buicks?

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.
3 health policy items to know this summer
July 27, 2015

3 health policy items to know this summer

Here are three major health policy developments you should know about to keep you up to date this summer.
Supreme Court rules in favor of Administration in King v. Burwell
June 19, 2015

Supreme Court rules in favor of Administration in King v. Burwell

Experts believe that this case should put to rest the endless pipeline of ACA litigation.
Cost-sharing (out-of-pocket maximum) federal rule explained
June 09, 2015

Cost-sharing (out-of-pocket maximum) federal rule explained

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 round-up: King v. Burwell; Medicare payment reform
May 19, 2015

May 19 round-up: King v. Burwell; Medicare payment reform

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?
Employer wellness programs get new guidance
May 06, 2015

Employer wellness programs get new guidance

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.
Supreme Court case further adds to uncertainty around the Affordable Care Act
March 24, 2015

Supreme Court case further adds to uncertainty around the Affordable Care Act

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.
Politics in 2015:  The crystal ball is cloudy
January 19, 2015

Politics in 2015: The crystal ball is cloudy

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.