The phrase “accountable care organization” (ACO) was coined in 2006. But it didn’t really start gaining currency until three years later when the concept was specifically addressed in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
ACOs are integrated health care provider systems… Read More
Question: Our self-insured health plan doesn’t contain any exclusions or limitations for pre-existing medical conditions. Are we affected by the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) rules prohibiting pre-existing condition exclusions (PCEs)?
Answer: Yes. But, as we’ll explain further, the ACA should… Read More
This year, employers have gotten their first taste of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) community rating rules. As a result of the rules, many organizations with fully insured health benefit plans and relatively healthy workforces have seen their premiums go… Read More
The premium tax credit for small employers has been on the books since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010. But the IRS only recently finalized regulations governing the incentive.
The final regulations took effect on June… Read More
Washington D.C. (July 3, 2013)
By Michael Cohn of Accounting Today
The Obama administration has decided to postpone the employer responsibility payment and insurance reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act for one year to give businesses more time to… Read More