The law in question, enacted in August 2009, sought to eliminate health care, dental, life, disability and retirement benefits for couples in domestic partnerships, including same-sex couples, by actively applying the state's definition of marriage—which it treats as a union only between a man and woman. 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.
From the individual mandate provision to 'pay or play' rule, companies find it's time to deal with the bottom line.Read More
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional, handing President Barack Obama a major election-year victory and shunning 26 states that had sought to overturn the reform law.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.
Accountable care organizations require payers—i.e., insurers—and health care providers to better coordinate care for members, especially those with the most medical needs, with the goal of improving cost trends and patient outcomes. Providers typically share in savings reaped from better coordinated care and lower costs, and they must meet and maintain quality standards.
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.