This Article Includes: Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015 – Transitional Guidance Released, Departments Provide Final Rules on Religious Employer Accommodation Relating to Contraceptive Coverage, HHS Issues Final Regulations on Individual Mandate Exemptions and Minimum Essential Coverage, Treasury Releases Guidance on Individual Mandate Transitional Relief and Eligibility for Premium Tax Credits, DOL Provides Exchange Model Notice in Spanish, Questions and Answers for Employers
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Unprecedented regulatory activity, a welcome one-year delay in the effective date of the employer shared responsibility requirement and a Supreme Court decision impacted employers sponsoring health plans in 2013. The overwhelming majority of the regulations issued were to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) provisions. The guide also provides information on HIPAA privacy and security regulations, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Various factors have driven the growth in aviation insurance including massive increases in capital to insurance markets and huge increases in rates and premiums following the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001.
This Article Includes: Treasury Department Delays Employer Shared Responsibility and Insurer Reporting Requirements by One Year
Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits & HR Consulting Division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The July 2013 issue includes healthcare reform updates, benefit trends and surveys, upcoming webinar information and a variety of benefits and HR news including: Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015 – Transitional Guidance Released; Smart Choices: Using Mobile Technology to Improve Pharmacy Utilization; and Knowledgeable Employees Equal Savvy Consumers.
Introducing a coverage designed to help you move forward after the unthinkable happens. Available exclusively from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and underwritten by Lloyd’s of London.
This Article Includes: PPACA Effective Date Watch List – 2013 and 2014, HHS Clarifies Responsibility for Transitional Reinsurance Contributions in Special Circumstances, 2013 GBS Healthcare Reform Webinar Series, HHS Issues Additional Proposed Regulations on Program Integrity and Certain Exchange Functions, Questions and Answers for Employers
Fox and Lawson’s COMPDOCTOR article outlines how public sector organizations adjust to the “new normal”―being forced to downsize to reduce costs. This action has a real impact on the manner in which work is performed and services are delivered. (HR News magazine, 06/2013)
This Article Includes: Final Wellness Regulations Providing Clarification; Increasing Permitted Rewards, Form 720 Revised to Accommodate the Payment of the PCORI Fee, Final SHOP Regulations Bring View of Future Exchanges into Focus, Questions and Answers for Employers
Organizations across the U.S. are finding themselves dealing with a unique phenomenon that few had anticipated, let alone prepared for―how to deal with an aging workforce. The primary “culprit” in this is the “Baby Boomer Generation,” which includes those born from 1946 to 1964. The overall medical severity tends to be higher for older workers than younger workers across all diagnoses.