Health Care Reform

Affordable Care Act: Two Year Extension for Individuals

The Obama administration recently announced a two year extension for individual health insurance policies that do not meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The cancellation last fall of at least 4.7 million individual policies was one of the … read more

Do You Have Healthcare Coverage?

If not, you can get your healthcare coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. But you don’t have much time left! The open enrollment period to purchase health insurance coverage for 2014 through the Health Insurance Marketplace runs until March 31, … read more

Individual Health Care Choices for 2014

Either you have health care coverage in 2014, or you do not – those are the two choices that are available.  If you have health care coverage, it must be qualifying coverage.  And if you do not have coverage, you … read more

The Affordable Care Act is Giving Back?

Okay, the Affordable Care Act is not really giving back.  They are delaying some requirements.  That is as close to giving back as the Treasury Department and the IRS can manage. In final regulations that were issued on Monday, February … read more

The Evolving Affordable Care Act – Health Insurance

Yesterday morning, President Obama announced that 2014 sales of previously-canceled individual health plans that don’t meet ACA standards would be allowed to be issues and stay in force for another year. The change will offer a temporary “fix” to the millions … read more

Affordable Care Act Update – Action Required Prior to October 1, 2013

With the recent employer mandate delay, some businesses might be overlooking the requirement to provide a notice to employees about health insurance coverage that may be available through a public exchange prior to October 1, 2013. Employers must provide a … read more

The Affordable Care Act Website

The IRS has recently updated the Affordable Care Act Website to include several new resources to help everyone stay current and prepare for the upcoming changes in regards to the Affordable Care Act. On the left-side panel of the homepage … read more

Notice 2013-45 IRS Provides Additional Details about Postponed Provisions of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

On Tuesday, July 12th, the IRS made official the postponement of the large-employer health care penalty and certain information reporting rules that had been informally announced July 2 on a Treasury Department blog (see our blog here). Notice 2013-45 postpones … read more

Key Provision of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Postponed Until 2015

Good news for employers as the Obama administration announced it is delaying for a year a key provision in the Affordable Care Act that would require companies with more than 50 employees to provide health insurance. In addition, the Treasury … read more

The Potential Impact of Health Care Reform on Small Employers & the Labor Market

Starting January 1, 2014, as an employer you will be required to comply with the “pay or play” guidelines of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) if you have more than 50 employees. If you have anywhere near 50 or more … read more


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