Kentucky and New York join the District of Columbia in receiving the latest approvals. In all, exchange applications filed by eight states, plus the District of Columbia, have received tentative regulatory approval.Read More
Pennsylvania is the latest state to declare it will not set up a state health exchange. States have until Dec. 14 to inform federal regulators whether they intend to establish exchanges.Read More
How work gets done, who does it and the tools they use to accomplish the task are all shifting as the new year approaches.
How well the job market recovers in the next 12 months could depend on what Congress decides in the next few weeks.
Those six states are Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington.Read More
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, put his state among a growing number that will defer to the federal government to run the health insurance marketplaces that are a key provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.Read More
Much of the $25 billion in assessments—to be paid annually over a three-year period—will be used to partially reimburse commercial insurers writing policies for individuals with high health care costs.Read More
There is a large contingent of HR and benefits managers who face implementation now, during the holiday season no less.
Officials said the proposed rules on wellness programs are designed to give employers greater flexibility to design programs that will positively affect their employees' overall health while providing individuals with enhanced protections against discriminatory practices.
Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been slow since its passage in March 2010. That will change starting in January when more regulations and requirements begin kicking in. Here is a list:Read More