On Monday, the Obama Administration announced that for the second time in a year, employers with 50 to 99 employees will have extra time — until January 1, 2016 — before they are required to offer health insurance to almost all their full-time workers. Initially, the employer mandate was to take effect on January 1, 2014,…

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Category: Affordable Care Act,

With the government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis over, Obamacare has dominated the headlines.  Two stories in particular have garnered special attention.  First, the national healthcare.gov website did not work and, as a result, far fewer than expected Americans registered for insurance on it.  Then, millions of Americans began to receive notices from their insurers…

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Employee wellness plans have been in the spotlight lately.  This is because new wellness plan rules published in the Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act (informally called Obamacare) are slated to take effect in January 2014.  Under the new rules, employers can offer financial incentives up to 30 percent of their health care coverage…

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Category: Affordable Care Act, EEO,

The goals of the Affordable Care Act are lofty, but the implementation of them has proven difficult.  Which is why President Obama announced that the so-called “shared responsibility” obligations under the ACA – which require certain employers to provide health care coverage to employees or pay a penalty — would be postponed by a year….

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Category: Affordable Care Act,