The option, which gives employees more autonomy, could revolutionize employer-provided health benefits, proponents say.Read More
Under California's Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act, health plans must obtain a license from the Department of Managed Health Care to operate as HMOs in the state.Read More
Fortunately, most payroll and human resource information system vendors either already have a robust time and attendance system or are building one to meet the new employer record-keeping requirements mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.Read More
Under the notice, which will remain in effect at least through 2014, employers can use a retrospective measurement period lasting between three and 12 months to determine whether an employee's hours meet the definition of “full time” under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.Read More
Health care reform is opening the door to companies like Washington state's Qliance, which offers unlimited access to primary care for a monthly fee.
The medical-homes concept, direct primary care firms and a university that produces some of the nation's best physicians help bolster Washington's position as a health care leader.
The increase for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program is down from this year's 3.8 percent average increase and sharply lower than 2011, when premiums rose by an average of 7.3 percent.Read More
A new MetLife survey shows younger employees don't mind paying for a wide array of benefits.
The field of long-term-care insurance providers is shrinking as companies exit the business or limit their sales. Of the 15 companies that generated the most statutory earned premiums for long term care insurance in 2010, five either no longer sell the product or have curbed sales.Read More
For employers, an exchange ideally will expand health benefits choice for workers while holding down their health costs, advocates for the concept say.