January 2013

January 2013

    What's in a Name?

    January 25, 2013 by PRemployer

    “They could call them motherhood or apple pie, but it wouldn’t change our feelings about them,” Clancy said.  A blog released on The Hill's website points out that the Health and Human Services Department has stopped using the term "exchanges" and has started marketing the term "marketplace".  Exchanges are a important part of President Obama's Health Care Reform plan and have been called insurance exchanges from the outset.  Exchanges are to be set in each state for employees to obtain health insurance coverage should their employer not offer coverage or the employee chooses not to take the plan offered by thei...[read more]

    Definition of a Full Time employee

    January 24, 2013 by PRemployer

    By now you are aware of some of the complexities surrounding HealthCare Reform.  In this clip, taken from one of our Chamber Seminars, Dan reads a brief portion of an 18 page document issued by the Treasury Department that "clarifies" their term of full time employee as it relates to Health Care. After watching this video, give us a call....we can help.

    Health Care Reform Act (PPACA) will Require Your Business To...

    January 10, 2013 by PRemployer

    The Health Care Reform Act (PPACA) Will Require Your Business To: - Issue a notice to all employees by March 1, 2013 explaining how the benefit exchanges will operate in each state and explain the impact such exchanges will have on the employee’s benefit choices... - Count ALL employees in ALL business entities that fall under “Common Ownership” to determine if the business must “pay or play” (e.g. offer health care coverage or pay penalties)…. - Use 2013 headcount data to determine if the business is required to offer health care coverage to their employee’s, or pay penalties if th...[read more]

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