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Articles by Jerry Geisel

Employers Brace for Health Care Reform's Cost Spike

January 3, 2011
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The results of a new survey reflect employers' belief that the new law will fuel health care inflation since several provisions— including the extension of coverage to employees' adult children up to age 26, eliminating lifetime dollar limits and fully covering preventive services—kicked in Jan. 1 for many companies.
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Provider Reimbursements, Data Top Employer Concerns

March 31, 2009
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High on employers' priority list are revamping the way medical care providers are reimbursed and expanding the availability of medical results so providers and consumers better understand the effectiveness of treatments for specific conditions.
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San Francisco Health Care Mandate Inches Toward Supreme Court

March 16, 2009
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The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision this month not to review a 2008 appeals panel ruling upholding San Francisco’s health care spending law brings a potential high court review one step closer.
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403(b) Plan Sponsors Face Tougher IRS Rules

November 18, 2008
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The IRS regulations generally go into effect on January 1, 2009, and will end the informal way that many 403(b) plans have been administered.
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HSAs Reign Among Consumer-Driven Plans Nearing the End

July 31, 2008
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HSAs have been the darling of consumer-driven health care, but there are signs that the honeymoon may soon be over among lawmakers and, depending on the outcome of the November presidential election, at the White House.
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