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Latest Healthcare Reform News Updates

Latest Healthcare Reform News UpdatesMarch 8, 2018New Analysis Charts Outperformance of State-Run ACA MarketplacesThe 17 states that currently administer their own ACA marketplaces perform better than the federal marketplace, according to a new The Commonwealth Fund...

ICE Promises Employers More I-9 Audits

ICE Promises Employers More I-9 AuditsImportant I-9 Audit Information Employer’s Must Know1- The administration proposed budget for FY19 includes $47.5 billion for DHS for "strengthening border security, ensuring enforcement of immigration laws, and reforming the...

2018 Talent Trends: Addressing the Skills Gap

Finding the right skills in your digital workforce With economic growth continuing around the world, employers are hiring—or at least they are trying. A report by The Execu|Search Group revealed that 69% of employers plan to hire new staff in 2018, up from 56% in...

Administration Pushes Conservative Goals in Health-Care Market Changes

Administration Pushes Conservative Goals in Health-Care Market ChangesInsurers May Now Charge Higher Premiums to SeniorsThe administration would like to see the ACA market to reign in some features, such as allowing insurers to charge higher premiums to older people....

Nation’s Biggest Health Insurer to Pass Drug Rebates to Customers

Nation’s Biggest Health Insurer to Pass Drug Rebates to CustomersThe nation’s biggest health insurer will pass drug maker rebates along to some customers starting in 2019, giving a potential break to those taking expensive prescriptions.UnitedHealthcare said Tuesday...

How to Choose Health Insurance Plans for Your Company

The right employee benefits assist you in attracting the best employees for your company. Although there are regulations as to the minimal requirements of health insurance for most companies, there are benefits to offering better options for your employees. For one,...

The Real Competitive Advantage For Insurers

The Real Competitive Advantage For InsurersUp to 75% of insurance companies’ premium income goes toward paying claims. That’s why reducing the cost of claims processes offers insurers the best opportunity to impact their bottom lines.Companies that achieve operational...

Healthcare – ACA Update

Healthcare – ACA UpdateThe Administration voted on 2-20-18 to allow health insurers to sell lower-cost, less-comprehensive medical plans as an alternative to those required under the ACA program. Insurers would have to make clear that the plans, which could last for...

What HR Pros Are Using to Evaluate Benefits Administration Platforms

Employer-sponsored benefits including health insurance coverage and retirement plans are a big part of employee compensation—and the right offering can make your company more attractive in the war for talent. All too often, however, employees aren’t aware of what’s...

ACA Reporting Requirements Still in Effect for 2018

ACA Reporting Requirements Still in Effect for 2018At The Close of 2017, The ACA Stands& The IRS Supports Existing Systems to Fully Enforce ItEfforts of Congress to repeal the ACA don’t yet affect the IRS’ stance will support the law until the repeal is resolved....

Dealing With Harassment? Discrimination? Wage Theft?

Dealing With Harassment? Discrimination? Wage Theft?How Can Employees Get Justice With Mandatory Arbitration?How closely did you read the packet of paperwork on your first day of work? Or the contract that came with your cellphone? Chances are good that you...

Should You Get Rid of Annual Performance Reviews?

Ongoing feedback may improve performance management Recent research reveals neither employees nor managers appreciate the annual performance review process. About one-third of managers say annual reviews take too much time. Employees worry their managers won’t be...

New Report Addresses Impact of Drug Abuse & Workplace Testing

New Report Addresses Impact of Drug Abuse & Workplace TestingA recent drug-testing firm has published a white paper, Economic Value of Drug Testing in the Workplace for Health Payers & Employers. The article addresses opportunities for health payers and...

The Role of AI and Robotics in the Future of Work

The Role of AI and Robotics in the Future of Work How you can benefit from the augmented workforce  There’s a new wave of automation impacting businesses of all sizes and types. Fast food restaurants including McDonald’s and CaliBurger have made investments in...

States Evaluate Establishing Their Own Health Insurance Mandates

States Evaluate Establishing Their Own Health Insurance MandatesCongressional Repeal of ACA’s Individual Mandate Leaves ANumber of Lawmakers Examining Replacement MeasuresAt least nine states are considering their own versions of a requirement that residents must have...

Why Employers Are Cutting Back Telework Programs

What Can We Learn from Employers Cutting Back on Telework Programs? Three things you can do to balance company needs with this valued employee benefit Telecommuting and telework programs have been around for decades. Research has demonstrated that remote workers are...

Update On the Children’s Health Insurance Program

Update On the Children’s Health Insurance ProgramFunding for a health insurance program for children – the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – arose as an offshoot of discussions in Congress on the budget. The CHIP program expired last September, and a...

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