If you were asked to grade the current health care system, what grade would you give? In their 2013 Survey of US Employers on health care costs and reform, Deloitte asked 500 employers this question. The results?
Under health care reform, the government is providing health insurance tax credits to help Americans purchase individual health insurance. The health insurance tax credits are advanced-payable and based on household income (among other eligibility criteria). The IRS is responsible for distributing the tax credits, reconciliation, and assessing tax penalties for not having insurance. While the IRS appears to be ready for processing and handling the new tax credits, a new report by the Treasure Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) questions whether the IRS is yet able to handle tax credit fraud.
Defined contribution healthcare is arguably the emerging health benefits trend of the year -- and unarguably one of the most talked about. If you're a regular reader you know we write about defined contribution healthcare a lot. What have been the most insightful, helpful, controversial, and buzz-worthy articles on defined contribution healthcare this year? We've compiled a list of our top 10 defined contribution healthcare articles in 2013.
In a new website release this week, employees, brokers, small businesses, and consumers can now window-shop for specific health insurance plans on the federally run health insurance marketplace, healthcare.gov - without having to start an application.
With the end of the year approaching, many small businesses owners and HR professionals are immersed in 2014 planning and strategy. Need some inspiration? Here's a look at our top five small business HR articles of 2013.
How would you change ObamaCare to improve health insurance in the US? Assuming repealing the law is off the table, which reforms to the current law would ease the burden on small businesses, brokers, employees, and the public?
For small and medium businesses, now is the time to drop group health insurance. While the rates of health insurance costs have slowed again, many forecasts are predicting an uptick in 2014 and 2015. Some industry experts say we're in a calm before the storm.
As the year comes to an end, here's a look at our top small business health insurance articles of 2013. These represent our most read, most commented on, and most shared articles on small business health insurance this year. Topics include ObamaCare, defined contribution, small business owner health insurance, and an infographic on small business health insurance.
In November 2013, the administration says approximately 100,000 people signed up for health insurance through the online federal exchange (healthcare.gov). This was a four-fold increase from October, even as a team of programmers and contractors were undergoing fixes and improvements to the website.
Employers with over 50 employees are trying to figure out how to deal with the Affordable Care Act's 2015 "employer mandate" which requires applicable large employers to either offer health insurance, or else pay a tax penalty. While the employer mandate has been delayed until 2015, many employers are strategizing their approach now - asking "Should we play, pay, or play differently?" and "What are the pros and cons to each strategy?"
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