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Healthcare Reform Update - March 20, 2013

This Article Includes: HHS Issues Final Rule on Transition Reinsurance Program, IRS Releases Proposed Guidance on Annual Health Insurer Fee, Guidance Provides Vision of Small Business Exchanges on Horizon, Multi-State Plan Program Final Rule Offers Insights Into Plans Intended to Foster Competition, HHS Releases Final Rule Implementing Premium Stabilization Program under PPACA, Gallagher Benefit Services invites your organization to participate in our inaugural Benefits Strategy and Benchmarking Survey, Gallagher International Benefit Services presents the 43rd Annual IBIS Academy in Prague, Questions and Answers for Employers

Tag(s): Healthcare Reform; Health & Welfare;

Healthcare Reform Update - March 4, 2013

This Article Includes: Final Regulations on Essential Health Benefits, Actuarial Value and Accreditation, HHS Releases Minimum Value Calculator, New PPACA FAQs Offer Preventive Services Guidance, OSHA Issues Regulations on Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints under PPACA, HHS Issues Health Insurance Market and Rate Review Rules, Gallagher Benefit Services invites your organization to participate in our inaugural Benefits Strategy and Benchmarking Survey, Gallagher International Benefit Services presents the 43rd Annual IBIS Academy in Prague, Questions and Answers for Employers

Tag(s): Healthcare Reform; Health & Welfare;

Technical Bulletin-Supreme Court Decisions on Same-Sex Marriage Have Far Reaching Impact on Employer-Sponsored Benefits

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court, ruled Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional, effectively changing the definitions of “marriage” and “spouse”, for purposes of federal law, to the definitions set by each respective state. On the same day, the Supreme Court also issued a ruling in the case, Hollingsworth v. Perry, holding that the supporters of Proposition 8 did not have standing to defend the initiative before it. Both cases are discussed, as is the impact on health and welfare and retirement plans resulting from the Windsor decision.

Tag(s): Health & Welfare; Compliance Consulting;

Directions Newsletter-March 2013

Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits & HR Consulting Division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The March 2013 issue includes healthcare reform updates, benefit trends and surveys, upcoming webinar information and a variety of benefits and HR news including: IRS Updates FAQs About Small Business Health Care Tax Credit; EBSA Releases a PPACA Self‐Compliance Checklist; and The Benefits and Pitfalls of E‐Selection.

Tag(s): Health & Welfare; Compliance Consulting;

Accountable Care Organizations: Insurance Ramifications

A key issue in health reform is striking a balance between healthcare costs and quality health care. One tool to achieve this is the use of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in both traditional Medicare programs and private insurance programs. Whether or not ACOs will proliferate in the future is unknown, but there could be risk management ramifications to their structures.

Tag(s): Healthcare; Claims Advocacy; Claims Management & Third-Party Administration;