Entries for October 2015

On October 9th the Kentucky Health Cooperative (Co-op) announced that they will close effective December 31, 2015 due to significant financial challenges.  The state cooperatives were an important part of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), but the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have identified issues in 23 co-ops throughout the United States.  According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, due to the co-op closing, an estimated 51,000 citizens w... Read more
Last week both the Senate and the House of Representatives unanimously decided upon a bill to repeal the definition of a small employer in the Affordable Care Act.  The definition of a small employer is currently a state decision where the number of employees ranges from 1-50.  With healthcare reform under the Affordable Care Act, that definition was going to change to a group of 1-100 employees as of January 1, 2016.   It is quite clear that employe... Read more