health care reform

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) worked hard to encourage small employers (generally those with fewer than 100 full-time equivalent employees, though state-specific requirements can also apply to state-run Exchanges) to provide health insurance to their workers. Chief among its efforts to ease accessibility and favorable pricing is the Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP.

Successfully managing health care costs may be a hallmark of a best-in-class employer, according to “The Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis” from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an international insurance brokerage, and risk management services firm. But health care costs can be notoriously difficult to contain; what can you do? 

Prevent costs before they arise.

There’s a major regulatory change that will likely hit employers in 2016 under the Fair Labor Standards Act, potentially resulting in billions of dollars of additional expenses for U.S. employers. Here’s what you need to know.
Just as 2015 was, 2016 is shaping up to be another big year in health care reform. Here's what is on the horizon, so far, for health care reform in 2016.
Do you know what to expect for the new year now that the calendar has rolled over? Here are some of the most important HR trends we’re seeing for 2015.
On November 15, the Health Insurance Marketplace will begin open enrollment for coverage effective in 2015.
This on demand webinar from CoAdvantage will help you business prepare for 2015 and potential health care reform penalties.
This year, the Internal Revenue Service released draft forms for employer reporting of health coverage. These draft forms are intended to prepare stakeholders (such as employers) for new reporting provisions under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 and 6056.
For decades, a 40 hour work week was the standard for defining full-time employment. The great majority of employers have used this guideline to determine eligibility for employer-provided benefits such as health, dental, life, vision, disability and other group insurance plans as well as 401(k), paid time off and other employer-provided perks.
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