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Tuesday, 11 March 2014 12:00

Colorado Opts Out of Latest ACA-Compliance Delay

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  Many Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance deadlines have already been delayed, mostly surrounding the Large Group Employer Mandate, now postponed until 2015 and 2016, depending on group size. The most recent extension has created confusion surrounding whether groups can keep their current plans beyond their 2014 renewal date. We…
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 10:00

Mandate Delays for Large Employers

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On February 10, 2014, the Federal government released the final regulations for the Employer Shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  These final regulations brought some welcome transition relief to large employers in two different size categories. Employers with 50-99 Full Time Equivalents: The Shared Responsibility Mandate does…
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 10:00

Strategies to Manage the Affordable Care Act

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 The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will continue to keep business owners and HR and benefits professionals on their toes in 2014. . Employers of all sizes need to game plan their strategies to manage the impact of the ACA on their businesses.  Whether you are a large employer trying to…
Saturday, 21 December 2013 20:00

Was the Website Disaster Worth It?

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 The rollout of the Federal and State Affordable Care Act (ACA) Exchange websites have been rocky, to say the least.  Colorado has its own state Exchange Marketplace, fortunately, but even we have had some significant troubles enrolling individuals and small groups early on in the weeks right after the October…
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 17:00

What’s your 2014 Exchange Strategy?

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Despite a few glitches, October 1 marked the launch of the Colorado Individual and Small Group Exchanges, now called Marketplaces. These have the potential to permanently change the way Americans purchase insurance. Are you ready for the questions your employees and leadership team may already be asking? Back by popular…
Sunday, 10 November 2013 10:00

Clarification on the Individual Mandate Penalty

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 Many are confused about when the individual mandate is actually effective.  It DOES still go into effect in 2014, unlike the employer mandate which has been delayed in its entirety to 2015. Initially, the mandate would be considered to be satisfied if you had a gap of no more than…
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 04:50

More Young Adults Getting Health Coverage

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A study released by the National Center for Health Statistics last week estimates that the number of insured adults between age 19 and 25 has increased by 2.5 million between September 2010 and June 2011.
Thursday, 12 January 2012 12:00

Small Employer Tax Credits: True or False?

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January means end-of-year taxes for many of you, so we thought we’d focus on year two of the Small Employer Tax Credit (Credit) provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
On December 16, 2011 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a bulletin outlining new state guidelines concerning the federal essential benefit requirement for health plans beginning in 2014 per healthcare reform.
On March 23rd the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) turned two years old, amidst a firestorm of controversy.
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