Benefits & Compensation News

It’s official: Controversial Obamacare deductible cap is lifted

President Obama just signed a law that will give certain employers and insurers more room to maneuver when designing high-deductible and consumer-driven health plans — killing a health reform rule that limited such flexibility. [Read more...]

ERISA booby trap your Obamacare maneuvers could trigger

The healthcare reform law has left employers with a lot of important decisions to make. But further complicating matters is a tricky section in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

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The next Obamacare requirement that could get chopped

Yet another provision of the healthcare reform law might get nixed this summer. [Read more...]

HHS hands down important edict for Obamacare plans

Will a legally married same-sex couple be able to buy a family health insurance policy on the federal exchanges if they live in a state that doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage? [Read more...]

Small employers’ 4 major Obamacare choices [Graphic]

For small businesses, coming up with an Obamacare compliance strategy to handle the upcoming regs can seem like a daunting task. But when you break down all your options, it’s actually not so bad. [Read more...]

Obamacare: For small firms, a 49% premium bump is ‘small’

Based on some of the staggering numbers cited in a recent health reform study, the little guys will face some enormous challenges if they wish to continue offering healthcare coverage to their employees. [Read more...]

Surprise in Obamacare’s waiting period rules could be used to your advantage

Lost in the wake of all the hullabaloo about further delays of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate was another important rule clarification. [Read more...]

More Obamacare changes? Dems back bill to change definition of full-time

At the end of 2013, HR Benefits Alert reported on a number of potential Obamacare changes employers should watch for in 2014. With Democrats backing this piece of legislation, it’s looking more and more like one of those changes could become a reality soon. [Read more...]

Shocking new relief from Obamacare rules

If you thought delaying the employer mandate until 2015 was a relief, wait until you see what the Obama Administration’s done now. [Read more...]

Damning report: Obamacare penalizes your workers, ‘taxes’ them

There’s been plenty of criticism on how the Affordable Care Act is hurting businesses. But a new report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) offers a 10-year outlook that is perhaps the worst criticism of the law yet. [Read more...]