One challenge for middle-market companies is the U.S. Department of Labor has yet to finalize the regulations implementing the mandate in Section 1511 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In fact, the labor department already has said that its automatic enrollment guidance will not be ready to take effect by 2014. Read More
According to a lawsuit filed Aug. 2 in a Florida 15th Judicial Circuit Court in Palm Beach, Wells Fargo fired Yovany Gonzalez in August 2010—three days before his daughter Mackenzie was scheduled for surgery to remove a cancerous tumor—based on allegations that he had falsified his time records.Read More
In 2006, Rep. Ryan, along with Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Virginia, now the House Majority Leader, introduced legislation that boosted the appeal of health savings accounts.Read More
The proprietary tool allows companies to examine health plan possibilities within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.Read More
Forty-six percent of employers in the retail and hospitality industries and 40 percent of employers in the health care services industry expect health care cost increases of at least 3 percent due to health care reform law requirements.Read More
A smaller reduction in the number of uninsured could negatively affect employers as the amount of uncompensated care—a cost that health care providers now try to shift in the form of higher charges to patients with health insurance—will not decline as much as providers had initially hoped.Read More
With Democrats controlling the Senate, the bill is unlikely to advance further. In addition, if a repeal measure cleared Congress, President Barack Obama would veto it, the White House said this week.Read More
The Senate did not take up the repeal bill and it is unlikely that the Senate, where Democrats are in the majority, would do so this time.