Avoiding a Penalty on 'Play or Pay'
By Mary Bauman and Don Garlitz
While the IRS granted large employers an extra year before facing possible penalties under the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act, there is still plenty of conditioning for HR to do in preparation for the 2015 season.
The ACA Waiting Game
By Jill Cueni-Cohen
Surprised by the sudden postponement in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act's mandatory employer and insurer reporting requirements, experts weigh in on ways employers can take advantage of the delay and what the future requirements may involve.
Made-To-Order Benefit Packages?
By Kecia Bal
New research finds millennials may need to be persuaded to join their organizations' health plans. Here's how HR can help raise enrollment rates among this demographic.
Putting the Brakes on Healthcare Spending
By Mark McGraw
A recent PwC report suggests healthcare spending rates are slowing down, defying post-recession patterns. While experts say the drop could just be a natural leveling off, more organizations may begin to make bigger, bolder changes to benefit plan designs in an effort to keep costs trending down.
Starting Your Healthcare Reform Communications
By Justyn Harkin
HR could very easily meet its obligation by sending out a canned notice about employee-coverage options before Oct. 1, but taking the time to explain the changing benefits landscape will limit the amount of time you have to spend on follow-up questions later.
Private Health Exchange Market Keeps Growing
By Andrew R. McIlvaine
Although the number of companies that have moved their active workers to private healthcare exchanges is relatively small, experts say there is "a lot of interest" among organizations in evaluating the exchanges as a way to outsource their healthcare benefits.