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Colorado Health Benefit Exchange Board Sets 1.4 Percent Fee For Policies

The Kaiser Health News  (3/14, Whitney) “Capsules” blog reports that Colorado’s insurance exchange board, set up under the Affordable Care Act, voted on its fees Monday, adding a 1.4 percent tax to policies in the state to “help fund exchange … Continue reading

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Small Businesses and the Federal Health Law (ACA)

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains several provisions that directly impact small businesses. Many of the provisions – including the creation of health insurance exchanges and the availability of a small employer tax credit – aim to provide more affordable … Continue reading

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Colorado Health Benefit Exchange Will Become Connect for Health Colorado

Colorado’s new health insurance marketplace, the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange will be called Connect for Health Colorado with an official launch in Spring 2013 to prepare for their October 2013 opening. Click here for the official press release.

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Individual Shared Responsibility Provision of the ACA

Basic Information   1.    What is the individual shared responsibility provision?   Under the Affordable Care Act, the Federal government, State governments, insurers, employers, and individuals are given shared responsibility to reform and improve the availability, quality, and affordability of … Continue reading

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No Way for Stand-Alone HRAs

The Department of Labor issued a new frequently asked questions document about PPACA implementation that addressed both employer exchange notification requirements and the future for stand-alone HRA plans. The FAQ formally delayed the requirement that all employers subject to the … Continue reading

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Obamacare mandate may be ‘mandate plus’

By: David Nather January 13, 2013 11:22 PM EST Can’t get enough of Obamacare’s individual mandate? Get ready for “mandate plus.” The Obama administration always said there was a practical reason it needed the mandate, which starts next year. It … Continue reading

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Analysts: ACA Will Drive Up Most Americans’ Insurance Premiums

The Institute for Policy Innovation’s Merrill Matthews and Mark Litow, past chairman of the Social Insurance Public Finance Section of the Society of Actuaries, in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal (1/14, Matthews, Litow, Subscription Publication), titled, “ObamaCare’s Health-Insurance … Continue reading

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Guidance Issued on Health Insurance Exchanges

Guidance Issued on Exchanges, Medical Loss Ratio and Additional Medicare Taxes; Update on 11-20-2012 Guidance On November 30, 2012, several Federal agencies released Proposed Rules on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) provisions. This alert provides highlights of these … Continue reading

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On the Horizon: Health Reform Changes for Fully Insured Small Group Employers

Employers will see an impact on the health coverage they offer their employees as a result of some of the changes under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This brief summary covers several of the provisions and health plan … Continue reading

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