Tag: Affordable Care Act

2019 Hiring Expected to Increase for Many Employers

Now that we’re starting to settle into the new year, it’s time to start planning your talent needs. Do you plan on increasing staff over the next 12 months? If so, you’ll be on par with nearly 55% of companies who say they plan to hire in the coming year, according to a survey conducted […]

Trump administration discontinues ACA’s CSR payments

On October 12, U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary Eric Hargan and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma released a statement announcing that cost-sharing reductions (CSR) payments were to be immediately discontinued based on a legal opinion from the attorney general. In part, the statement noted that “we believe that […]

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Why Addressing Financial Well-Being Is Essential in Hiring

Between healthcare costs, student loans, and increasing costs of living, keeping your workers’ financial health in mind makes a big difference for everyone. And that difference might just mean an easier time recruiting and less turnover.

Senate agrees to consider healthcare bill

On July 25, after much back-and-forth in the Senate and the dramatic return of Senator John McCain, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer, the Senate agreed to open debate on legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With Republican Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski joining all Senate Democrats in voting […]

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CMS Releases 2015 National Health Expenditures

In 2015, per-capita health care spending grew by 5.0% and overall health spending grew by 5.8%, according to a study by the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released as a Web First by Health Affairs.

HHS Collaborating with Private Employers to Encourage Marketplace Enrollment

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a commitment from 17 companies to support enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace. These companies will connect freelance professionals, entrepreneurs, and customers with information and resources to encourage enrollment in affordable coverage throughout the Open Enrollment period beginning November 1 and ending on January […]