Category: Employer News

Further Obama administration guidance will accelerate the trend of employers guiding their workforce to the individual market for health coverage.

News The Obama Administration, through the Department of Treasury, announced that it will not enforce the Affordable Care Act employer mandate for companies with 50-99 employees until 2016. In addition, the new guidance says companies with 100+ employees can meet their obligations under the ACA in 2015 by offering insurance to 70% of their employees. […]

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Obama Delays Health-Insurance Mandate for Some Firms

A batch of employers won’t face a fine next year if they fail to provide health insurance to their workers, the Obama administration said Monday. In regulations outlining the Affordable Care Act, the Treasury Department said employers with between 50 and 99 full-time workers won’t have to comply with the law’s requirement to provide insurance […]

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Competitive Obamacare prices may lure employers

The phrase “sticker shock” has made headlines in stories about individual Obamacare enrollees, but premium prices for health insurance plans sold on Obamacare exchanges nationally are actually about the same—and in some cases cheaper—than premiums for comparable employer-offered plans, a new analysis reveals. If that trend holds in coming years, employers may strongly consider moving […]

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Wegmans cuts part time health benefits

Last week Wegmans, one of the largest private companies in the US, announced that it will cut health benefits for part time workers beginning January 2015. The Northeastern grocery store chain, long recognized for its generous employee benefits offerings, has traditionally offered health benefits to its part time employees who work between 20 and 30 hours per […]

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Benefitter Sees $5 Billion Savings to U.S. Employers in 2014 Based on IRS-Declared Changes to Healthcare Reform

San Francisco, July 3, 2013 – (PRWeb) Benefitter, a leading provider of software for navigating healthcare reform, calculates $5 billion or more in potential savings for U.S. employers as a result of the IRS announcement to delay key elements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also referred to as Obamacare). The U.S. Department of Treasury […]

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Health-Law Employer Mandate Said to Be Delayed to 2015

Businesses won’t be penalized next year if they don’t provide workers health insurance after the Obama administration decided to delay a key requirement under its health-care law, two administration officials said. The decision will come in regulatory guidance to be issued later this week. It addresses vehement complaints from employer groups about the administrative burden […]

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Surprising Positive Impacts of Employers Dropping Healthcare Coverage

Nicole Fisher, a contributor to Forbes (see article link, below), delivers a relevant and thought-provoking opinion piece on some benefits of employers dropping healthcare coverage beginning in 2014. The piece brings up important points for employers who are thinking about eliminating employer-sponsored health insurance. First, Fisher points out that employers will drop employer-sponsored health coverage, […]

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