Benefits & Compensation News

Why Obamacare is responsible for this organization’s lockout

Obamacare ahead

You’ve probably seen countless studies and articles about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could affect employers’ business practices. Well, here’s a real-life example of how one provision of the law is causing major problems. [Read more…]

Obamacare reporting: A risk-free way to ensure everything is in order

The upcoming tax season marks the first time employers must satisfy the reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — but many firms will be able to do a trial run first. [Read more…]

IRS’ new ‘Cadillac Tax’ guidance: Why it could cost more than you expected

The feds just released a second set of guidance on the Affordable Care Act’s “Cadillac Tax,” and firms are starting to get a better picture of how this provision is supposed to work — and why it can be even more of a headache than firms initially anticipated. [Read more…]

Benefits industry declares war on ‘Cadillac Tax': Is a repeal coming?

We’ve already seen legislation introduced with the sole purpose of getting Obamacare’s controversial “Cadillac tax” tossed. Now an impressive alliance has come together to put pressure on Congress to make sure that repeal actually takes place. [Read more…]

4 keys to calculating full-time employees under Affordable Care Act

Employers have little time left to nail down just how many full-time employees they have before Obamacare’s employer mandate kicks in. The problem is, the law’s formula is tricky. To help with the math, 15-year benefits compliance vet Sheryl Southwick has some advice for employers. [Read more…]

Stand-alone HRAs: Bill aims to bring back popular Obamacare workaround

Remember that $36K penalty the IRS felt the need to remind everybody it would impose on employers that tried to give employees untaxed funds to purchase healthcare coverage? Well, there’s new hope that some firms won’t have to worry about this after all. [Read more…]

Obamacare survives: Breaking down the Supreme Court’s subsidy ruling

Once again the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — and upheld a component that’s become an essential part of the law. So now HR pros can start worrying about the upcoming Obamacare compliance challenges without any major distractions. [Read more…]

New Obamacare guidance clarifies new employee-friendly rule

The last time HHS tried to clarify this tricky Obamacare reg, it confused many employers even further. [Read more…]

Feds’ latest Obamacare guidance answers key preventive coverage questions

Pop quiz: How many of the 18 FDA-approved contraception methods is your plan required to cover under Obamacare’s preventive coverage regs? [Read more…]

Obamacare audits: DOL insider reveals everything you need to survive the process

The DOL has a clear message for employers: Preparing for a health reform audit should be a top priority. [Read more…]