Report: Dumping Spousal Coverage May Not Save Money
By Katie Kuehner-Hebert
A new Employee Benefit Research Institute report says employers may end up spending more money on healthcare coverage if neighboring employers dump their more-costly spouses onto their plans.
The Rise of Consumerism?
By Tom Starner
Recent research reveals employees with health savings accounts are slowly becoming better consumers when it comes to buying medical care. Here's what HR can do to ride that wave to a healthier workforce.
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 Great Migration
By Andrew R. McIlvaine
Within a few years, millions of employees will likely receive their health benefits through private exchanges. At Darden Restaurants, this is already happening.
Unions May Disrupt ACA Transition
By Kecia Bal
Legal experts say the unions may have the upper hand over organizations when it comes to implementing portions of the Affordable Care Act.