Tag Archives: Health Care Reform

April 1, 2018 is Fast Approaching – Are Your Disability Claims Procedures Ready?

The Department of Labor issued the final disability claims regulations on December 16, 2016. These regulations are effective for all claims filed on or after April 1, 2018. The Department felt the update was needed to provide claimants a full and fair review, to promote fairness and accuracy, and to better protect participants.  The Department … Continue reading this entry

With a Year to Go, Is Obamacare Taking Shape to Favor Expansive — and Expensive — Coverage?

As the business community continues waiting for practical guidance on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the IRS has recently proposed regulations illustrating how it believes companies should qualify as “large employers” falling within the ACA’s mandates and what type of coverage it feels those employers must provide to avoid penalties. Not surprisingly, … Continue reading this entry

Health Care Reform Update: Will You Be Eligible for Grants for Workplace Wellness Programs?

We have previously reported on the changes that the health care reform bill — the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) — will have on your workplace. See “What Should Human Resources Be Doing to Prepare for Health Care Reform?” and “Benefits of Grandfather Status Likely to Be Short-Lived”. In addition to those changes, the … Continue reading this entry

What Should Human Resources Be Doing to Prepare for Health Care Reform?

It’s now mid-June 2010. Health care reform passed in March 2010. Feeling a bit panicky about how it will affect your workplace? You’re not alone. In the coming months, we plan to provide you details about what you should be doing now to prepare for required changes needed to comply with the Patient Protection and … Continue reading this entry