To say health care reform is landmark, game-changing legislation that alters the way HR departments implement benefits is an understatement. Read More
Speakers at overflow sessions of the Society for Human Resource Management's 64th annual conference detail the likely scenarios that could occur when the justices rule late this week.
If the entire law is struck down, the result—at least in the short run—will be mass uncertainty, benefit experts say.Read More
With tools such as webinars and training videos, companies say they've taken the time to put internal battle plans in place.
Three months after the justices heard oral arguments on a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by 26 Republican state attorneys general, the high court will rule sometime next week as its 2011-2012 term comes to a close.
The increase is directly attributable to the young adult coverage provision in the health care reform law, federal researchers say.Read More
The recent modest increases contrast sharply with the explosive growth in health care expenditures of just a few years ago. From 2001 through 2003, increases in health care spending averaged nearly 9 percent. And as recently as 2007, costs leaped 6.2 percent.
Just over 9 percent cited retention of tax advantages as a reason for keeping coverage and just over 7 percent said a top reason for keeping coverage was to avoid tax penalties.Read More
Employers could amend their FSAs to allow employees to withdraw as taxable cash up to $500 in unused balances remaining at the end of the plan year or at the end of an FSA grace period, if an employer has that feature.
Some 66 percent of the respondents' predictions about the fate of the mandate reflect what they heard the justices say during oral arguments, says one expert.Read More