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08 Tuesday Nov 2016

What’s new with the Small Health Options Program for the 2016 enrollment period?

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. Read More »
30 Tuesday Aug 2016

How Companies of All Sizes can Better Manage Health Care Costs

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.

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23 Wednesday Dec 2015

Health Care Reform in 2016: 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. Read More »
21 Wednesday Jan 2015

Small Business Health Insurance Rates [INFOGRAPHIC]

How has the Affordable Care Act affected small business insurance rates? Read More »
10 Monday Nov 2014

Prep for HealthCare.Gov Open Enrollment with These Marketplace Reminders

On November 15, the Health Insurance Marketplace will begin open enrollment for coverage effective in 2015. Read More »
06 Thursday Nov 2014

Large Employers and the Affordable Care Act - On Demand Webinar

This on demand webinar from CoAdvantage will help you business prepare for 2015 and potential health care reform penalties. Read More »
04 Tuesday Nov 2014

IRS Releases Draft Forms for Health Coverage Reporting

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. Read More »
03 Monday Nov 2014

The New 30-Hour Standard for Health Insurance Eligibility

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. Read More »
23 Thursday Oct 2014

Affordability Requirements Under the Affordable Care Act

Starting in 2015, employers with 100 or more full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) are required to offer minimum essential coverage (MEC) to full-time employees (those working 30 or more hours per week or 130 or more hours per month) that is affordable and meets minimum value (MV) guidelines. Failure to do so may result in a Pay or Play penalty equal to $250 per month in the event that the employee receives subsidized coverage through the public health care exchange. Read More »
03 Friday Oct 2014

New Employer SHOP Tools Introduced

New tools for small employers purchasing coverage through SHOP. Read More »