Every year, a number of health insurance conferences are held all over the U.S., and in some cases, even internationally. These conferences are generally intended to provide employers, HR specialists, and those in health insurance and healthcare industries access to the latest information related to healthcare laws, advances, technology, and more, as well as allow […]
How Does Obamacare Hurt Small Business?
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, passed in 2010. Its intentions were to provide affordable health insurance options. It also provided assistance to the millions of Americans unable to gain insurance coverage due to low income, pre-existing conditions, or other causes. In order to do this, the law mandated that all U.S. citizens obtain mandatory minimum health coverage. The health insurance marketplace began with the purpose […]
Is Obamacare Costing Us Jobs?
The new mandates that come as part of the Affordable Care Act have had an impact on job growth, hiring practices, wages, and the costs of healthcare for consumers. The law has its critics, some of which point to a loss of jobs as a result of Obamacare’s implementation. That criticism isn’t entirely valid, yet […]
What Unions Are Exempt from Obamacare?
The Affordable Care Act has had its share of supporters and detractors on both sides. However, one of the more vocal groups to offer their input on the many mandates that comprise the law are the major labor unions in the United States. Some have been very forthcoming about their support for the new requirements […]
How Much Do Employers Pay for Health Insurance?
The Affordable Care Act is a 20,000-page law, so naturally most elements of the law are complicated and not clear-cut. This is true of the rules and regulations regarding employer provided health insurance. The most basic variance is between small and large businesses in terms of offering health coverage to employees. It’s great to be […]
How Does Obamacare Affect Union Workers?
Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was intended to extend affordable health insurance coverage to millions of uninsured Americans, and it has done just that. Citizens previously unable to obtain health insurance due to preexisting conditions or low income now have access to coverage, including preventive and emergency care. The plan also made it […]
SHOP Health Insurance for Small Business
The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) has been in place since 2014 and, in essence, it’s designed to assist small businesses in streamlining the process of selecting health insurance plans for all employees eligible for coverage within their organization. For many small business owners, the new mandates set forth by the Patient Protection and […]
Health Insurance Through Employer
The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, certainly reformed our system of healthcare in the United States. Many private health insurers were forced to change policies to become more inclusive and affordable in keeping with ACA rules. In addition, the healthcare marketplace was formed, including state exchanges, helping to provide cost assistance […]
How Many Employees Before Obamacare Kicks in?
The enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, spelled major changes in the way health insurance in the United States operates. On the upside, insurance providers must now meet minimum standards for essential coverage, offering a variety of preventive services, providing insurance to everyone (regardless of preexisting conditions), and creating affordable coverage options […]
What Is the Minimum Value Standard for Health Insurance?
Anybody paying attention to the healthcare reform debate over the last couple of decades knew that the process of updating America’s massive healthcare network was going to be a bumpy road. Still, nobody was prepared for the upheaval caused by the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly referred to as Obamacare. Some […]