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2016 Compliance Checklist

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made a number of significant changes to group health plans since the law was enacted over four years ago. Many of these key reforms became effective in 2014 and 2015, including health plan design changes, increased wellness program incentives and the employer shared responsibility penalties. 57 more words

Affordable Care Act

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights: Proposed Rule on Nondiscrimination under Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has released a pre-publication version of its long-awaited proposed rule on nondiscrimination under section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).   545 more words

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Benefits of a Private Exchange in the Affordable Care Act era

Private exchanges benefit both employers and their employees, so it’s no surprise that over the past few years, they have experienced great success under the Affordable Care Act. 635 more words

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The Small Business Health Care Tax Credit: Do I Qualify?

Welcome to the second post in our series: ACA compliance for small businesses: Does this apply to me?

In the last post, I focused on… 829 more words

Health Care Reform

Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum: Immigrant Outreach - Applying Health Care Enrollment Best Practices to Deferred Action

This report from the Asian and Pacific American Health Forum describes how the lessons learned and best practices identified in conducting outreach to, and assisting immigrants, especially Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, enroll in health care insurance through the health insurance marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act, might be applied to outreach and enrollment for Deferred Action programs with the U.S. 225 more words

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Is health care affordable⁉️

No‼️

You can look at the cost of health care from several perspectives.

There is the basic cost of care driven by prices and utilization. There is the premium you pay and there are your out-of-pocket costs. 192 more words

Observations On Life

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare and Pioneer ACOs Report Results

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has reported the most recent quality and shared savings results from the Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) established by the Affordable Care Act, as well as the 20 Pioneer ACOs established by CMS through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.   307 more words

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