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January 22, 2013
2012 brought a continuum of changes initiated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Affordable Care Act” or ACA). Not only was the law reviewed and opined on by the Supreme Court, but a federal election was had, and the administrative agencies are issuing implementation regulations at a frenetic pace.
December 4, 2012
Today’s guest post is brought to you by Zack Pace, Senior Vice President of Benefits Consulting at CBIZ, Inc. Zack can be reached at ZPace@CBIZ.com.My colleague, Bill Smith, recently wrote an insightful post describing what employers need to know about ACA tax provisions.
November 14, 2012
With the 2012 presidential election decided, we now know that Barack Obama will remain president for the next four years, and the Democrats will control the Senate for at least two more years.The result means businesses and individuals should prepare for full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA).
October 26, 2012
Recent litigation relating to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) offers important reminders about the significance of scrupulous compliance. As background, the FMLA applies to employers with 50 or more employees. It provides workers with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for the following events:birth, adoption or placement for adoptiona serious health condition of the employeea severe health condition of a family memberIn addition, the FMLA provides leave for a military exigency or up to 26 weeks of leave in the event the employee is needed to care for a service member.
September 19, 2012
My last post provided a brief overview on the growing popularity of on-site clinics among mid-sized and small companies. Today, I’m going to offer additional details on establishing these clinics and the benefits they offer.Establishing an on-site clinic.
July 18, 2012
My colleague, Polly Thomas, Director of On-Site Clinic Services at CBIZ, Inc., was recently quoted in an article about workplace clinics gaining favor among employers. In the piece, Polly offered, “We’re at a tipping point, I believe, of a lot of employers going this way.
June 29, 2012
The Supreme Court’s decision returns the debate over health care to Congress, and it is sure to be a hotly debated topic in this election year. In summary, what the Supreme Court has ruled is that the law has remained in full force and effect with the limited narrowing of the Medicaid provision.
June 4, 2012
The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) provides health coverage continuation rights in the occurrence of certain qualifying events, such as termination or reduction in hours of employment, death, divorce or legal separation, entitlement to Medicare, and loss of dependent child status.
April 27, 2012
Today’s employers have a number of factors to consider when operating their business, and employee health care is right at the top of that list. Health insurance prices are rising, and many employers are looking for alternative ways to provide affordable coverage to employees.