Entries for April 2013

Department of Labor recently released results from a 2012 study, as the Family and Medical Leave Act was enacted 20 years ago on February 5, 1993.  Click here for more. DOL reports, 85% of employers that comply with the FMLA is very easy, somewhat easy, or has no noticeable effect. Our experience is that HR personnel cringe at the thought of compliance and tracking requirements, specifically related to intermittent leave.  Society for Human Res... Read more
One of the early provisions of the Affordable Care Act required health plans to expand eligibility for dependents to age 26 regardless of full-time student status, tax-dependent status, employment status, or marital status.  This provision was implemented for policy years that began on or after September 23, 2010, six months after the ACA was signed into law.  The above chart illustrates employers expectations of increased cost as a result of this change.  ... Read more
Much concern has been expressed lately regarding the rising premiums many will see as health plans adjust to the Affordable Care Act requirements in 2014.  The mandated changes require health plans to guarantee coverage, prohibit exclusions for pre-existing conditions, change the rating methodology for small groups, and include new taxes and fees, it also sets minimum limits to health plans.  The minimum thresholds will include a requirement that all ser... Read more
We are happy to share with you that Anthem and UC Health have reached an agreement on a new contract.  Your employees will not experience any network disruption of services provided by UC Health.  Read more Read more
Joseph Antos, health economist at American Enterprise Institute who advises the Congressional Budget Office, indicates that building the health exchanges is much more complicated than anyone imagined.  "To be fair to CBO, this is one of the many areas where they didn’t know how big the bread box was, much less what was in it." I wonder how many times in the coming years we will hear that nobody really had a clue as to how much the Affordable Care Act will act... Read more
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