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Potential for Savings: Businesses and Government Entities Experimenting with ACOs

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) permits the federal government to utilize Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”) in certain circumstances. Beyond the PPACA’s approval of the use of ACOs, businesses are beginning to look into contracting with ACOs with … Continue reading

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Study: Small Business Owners Are Concerned About the PPACA

On July 16, 2013, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released the results of its “Q2 Small Business Outlook Study.” The Study found that small business executives (individuals employed in an executive position at a company with annual revenue less than $25 … Continue reading

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Projected PPACA Costs: 72% Increase in Indiana, 50% Decrease in New York

State officials have been weighing in regarding the impact of the Affordable Care Act on insurance premiums through the new health insurance exchanges.  Initial reports indicate that the impact on the individual market may be dramatic (either positive or negative) … Continue reading

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Voices Support for the “Forty Hours is Full Time Act”

On July 8, 2013, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”) sent a letter to Senator Joe Donnelly (D, Indiana) that voices the Chamber’s support for the “Forty Hours is Full Time Act of 2013.”  The Act would redefine full-time employment … Continue reading

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IRS Releases Formal PPACA Delay Notice

On July 9, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released a formal notice indicating that the employer responsibility penalty provisions and some of the new reporting requirements imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) would be delayed … Continue reading

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Reassessing Retiree Coverage in 2014

Many states and local units (herein “government entities”) are currently grappling with large budget deficits. Often, government entities provide coverage for retirees that are not yet eligible for Medicaid, and reducing retiree benefits may prove to be a relatively painless … Continue reading

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PPACA § 1558: Trap for the Unwary

Last week, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) made a major announcement that indicated the employer responsibility penalties established by the PPACA (“Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”) will be delayed until 2015. Some initial observations pertaining to the … Continue reading

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RED LIGHT: TREASURY DELAYS PPACA EMPLOYER PENALTIES

In a stunning move, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) delayed the shared responsibility penalties under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) until 2015.  Late Tuesday afternoon, Treasury posted a blog entitled Continuing to Implement the ACA … Continue reading

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Transitional Reinsurance Fees: A Broad Overview

The PPACA established two new programs, both of which are accompanied by new fees. The relatively small PCORI fee of $1 per covered life is due on July 31 of this year for plan years that end after October 1, 2012—the form … Continue reading

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HealthCare.gov is Operational

On June 24, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a newly redesigned website that is meant to educate consumers on the novel health care options being created through the implementation of the PPACA. To supplement the website’s educational … Continue reading

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