Monthly Archives: July 2012

Big “I” Releases Updated PPACA Timeline

In light of the recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court and the complex nature of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Big “I” government affairs team has released an updated implementation timeline with highlighted provisions of the … Continue reading

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Health Reform and Self-Insurance

Health Reform and Self-Insurance While the health reform law holds self-insured plans responsible for some of the same taxes and fees as fully insured plans, self-insured plans are exempt from exposure to the excise tax on insurance, community rating on … Continue reading

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Reform may spur more small firms to self-insure

Reform may spur more small firms to self-insure By Melanie Evans Posted: July 19, 2012 – 3:00 pm ET   Small employers with fewer than 100 workers could see incentives to self-insure under the healthcare reform law, a paper by … Continue reading

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Colorado Health Benefit Exchange

The Colorado Health Benefit Exchange was created by the Colorado legislature to comply with the requirements of the ACA. When fully implemented on January 1, 2014, the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange will serve as a market place for individual consumers … Continue reading

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Reducing the Confusion Over Coordination of Medicare and Employer Health Plans

In the decades that preceded the Great Recession, many employees opted for retirement at age 65. That’s changing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, older workers make up the fastest-growing segment of the workforce. Statisticians say that … Continue reading

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