Use Caution When Giving Out Personal Information for the Upcoming Healthcare Reform

CA DOI Taking Proactive Enforcement Steps to Protect Consumers with Rollout of Healthcare Reform Sacramento, California (09/24/13) – As the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) moves forward, and the October 1 launch of the state health benefit exchange (Covered California) nears, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is reminding consumers to be vigilant about protecting… Read More »

Government Launches ACA Compliance Website for Employers

Obama Administration Launches One-Stop-Shop Website to Educate Business Owners About the Affordable Care Act U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (08/01/13) – WASHINGTON – The Obama Administration today launched Business.USA.gov/healthcare, a one-stop-shop Website which will provide employers of all sizes educational materials on how the Affordable Care Act may affect businesses and help them… Read More »

10 Careers Boosted by Obamacare

marketwatch.com, Jen Wieczner Hiring is booming in these fields as a result of health reform. 08/06/13 – Adversaries of the Affordable Care Act feel it will reduce or even eliminate jobs, but hiring analysts and recruiters believe it will create jobs specifically in the areas of nursing and physician assistants, payroll, computer programming, lawyers, medical… Read More »

Which Employers Must Pay the New ‘PCORI’ Fee Due July 31?

Which Employers Must Pay the New ‘PCORI’ Fee Due July 31? Some employers face a July 31 deadline to pay a new fee required under the Affordable Care Act. The fee must be paid by employers who sponsor self-insured health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements and flexible spending arrangements. The new requirement may take some… Read More »

IRS Issues Proposed Rules on Employer ‘Shared Responsibility’ Tax Under Affordable Care Act

IRS Issues Proposed Rules on Employer ‘Shared Responsibility’ Tax Under Affordable Care Act (January 15, 2013) Proposed rules providing guidance on the employer “shared responsibility” excise tax under the federal health care reform law have been issued by the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service. In addition, the IRS has published new Q&As… Read More »