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DOL: PPACA Final Rules on 90 Day Waiting Period

Today the U.S. Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services have announced the publication of final regulations implementing a 90-day limit on waiting periods for health coverage.   Under PPACA (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), employers and plan sponsors are prohibited from sponsoring/offering health plans that have waiting periods in excess of […]

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ACA Ruling Upholds Subsidy Distribution on Federal Insurance Exchange

The Obama Administration avoided a major setback to its health care reform efforts yesterday when a federal judge upheld an IRS rule allowing subsidies to be distributed to those who buy health coverage on the federal insurance exchange. The availability of such subsidies are “consistent with the text, structure, and purpose” of the Affordable Care […]

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Updates from the DOL: PPACA FAQ & Updates, Part 18

Set out below are additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of the market reform provisions of the Affordable Care Act, as well as FAQs regarding implementation of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA), as amended by the Affordable Care Act. These FAQs have been […]

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New Affordable Care US health plans will exclude top hospitals

By Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington, ft.com Americans who are buying insurance plans over online exchanges, under what is known as Obamacare, will have limited access to some of the nation’s leading hospitals, including two world-renowned cancer centers. Amid a drive by insurers to limit costs, the majority of insurance plans being sold on the new […]

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Complimentary Benefits Compliance Webinar

PPACA has presented interesting opportunities for employers who have promised healthcare benefits to retirees under the age of 65. In December 1990, The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) changed the practice of accounting for post-retirement benefits on a pay-as-you-go (cash) basis by requiring accrual accounting of the expected cost of providing those benefits during the […]

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IRS Completes Health Penalty Rules

By Allison Bell, benefitspro.com Who will really have to pay the penalties to be imposed on the uninsured next year? The Internal Revenue Service has tried to answer that question in a new batch of final regulations on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act individual coverage ownership mandate provisions, also known as the rules on […]

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Exchange plans could cost less than expected

by Allison Bell, lifehealthpro.com Typical exchange plan rates are lower than expected. That’s the word from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which highlighted the new information in a report Thursday. Eleven states have released rates for next year for their plans sold under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s exchanges. HHS analysts found that […]

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Top Benefits Consultation & Healthcare Reform Blogs

PPACA updates and rollouts have been coming swiftly for months now, and the impact they will have on businesses around the country in years to come is a complex and crucial concern. Staying informed and being prepared will often make the difference between companies that adapt to the new policies and those that are crushed […]

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Top Group Health & Healthcare Legislation Blogs

The last few months have seen a number of legislative and regulatory changes in the healthcare sector. We make it a priority here on the AP Benefit Advisors blog to cover such issues, in detail, without bias, and in a timely manner. Here are a few of the big news items from the last few […]

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