Employer Mandate

Analysis shows Obamacare has had little effect on large employers

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The Affordable Care Act has prompted few large companies to change or begin offering health insurance plans to their employees — because most already comply with the president's signature healthcare law, according to Mercer, a national human resources firm.

Lawmakers predict work cutbacks if ACA coverage floor raised to 40 hours per week

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Raising the definition of a full-time workweek from 30 to 40 hours would result in fewer work hours for many employees, Senate Democrats argued at a hearing last week.

ACA hasn't created more part-time workers, analysis says

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Despite fears to the contrary, there's no evidence that the Affordable Care Act increased part-time work before 2014, according to a new analysis.

The countdown is on for the ACA Employer Mandate

The countdown is on for the ACA Employer Mandate

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is law. And, for employers with 100 or more full time equivalent employees (FTE), the employer mandate is scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2015. With the deadline for compliance pushed out until January 2015, some organizations may still think they have time. Not true, the pressure is on — and the extra time must be used to take a more thoughtful and strategic approach to ACA compliance.

Employers face monthly fees of $260 per worker if they don't offer Affordable Care Act-compliant insurance plans, analysts say

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Some long-term care providers could face monthly penalties between $170 and $260 per employee if they do not meet the Affordable Care Act's so-called "employer mandate" next year, according to recently released estimates from global consulting firm Mercer.

CBO: Affordable Care Act will reduce full-time workforce by more than 2 million in the next decade

CBO: Affordable Care Act will reduce full-time workforce by more than 2 million in the next decade

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The full-time work force will lose roughly 2 million people overall by 2024 as a result of the Affordable Care Act, according to new figures from the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO report, released Tuesday, came one week after an expert told lawmakers that nursing home staff are among those most likely to have their hours reduced due to the ACA.

The impact of the employer mandate delay

The impact of the employer mandate delay

October has proven to be a big month for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with the launch of the public exchanges and the political maneuverings in Washington. Although many in the healthcare industry welcomed the delay of ACA's employer mandate, it's important to understand how decisions your organization makes in 2014 will impact 2015.

IRS issues guidance on employer mandate

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The Internal Revenue Service handed down instructions for following the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate Thursday, and encouraged insurers and employers to start following draft rules in 2014 on a voluntary basis.

Providers may need more than a 'wizard' to demystify Obamacare

Providers may need more than a 'wizard' to demystify Obamacare

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Did you hear the one about life's great lies? Here's part of the punch line: "I'm from the government and I came to help you." Providers familiar with the joke may have experienced a vague sense of déjà vu last week when the White House made this announcement: They are launching a healthcare reform website for business owners

Mandate delay gives prep time

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The Obama administration has delayed implementing a key part of the Affordable Care Act, and a legal expert said operators should seize this opportunity.

What to do about the Affordable Care Act, its employer mandate, the topic of McKnight's July 30 webcast

Go beyond the basics of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate and hear at a July 30 McKnight's webcast from a national expert on healthcare reform and policy to understand how it will impact long-term care providers. This webcast will give special views of the ACA and teach what tools and processes are still needed today to comply with the extended deadline.

Affordable Care Act ruling upholds recently delayed employer mandate; IRS issues guidance

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The Affordable Care Act's employer-provided health insurance mandate is Constitutional, according to a July 11 federal appeals court ruling. The Obama administration recently announced the employer mandate implementation is delayed one year, giving nursing homes and other potentially affected businesses until Jan. 1, 2015, to prepare.

McKnight's Technology Awards will accept entries through July

McKnight's Technology Awards will accept entries through July

The deadline for entering the McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards has been extended to July 31. The awards are open at no cost to skilled nursing and assisted living operators, and CCRCs. Winners will receive acknowledgement in the print and digital editions of McKnight's.

Irony dead? Not while we have Obamacare

Irony dead? Not while we have Obamacare

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When the Obama administration recently announced it would push back the healthcare law's employer insurance mandate for another year, many a long-term care operator rejoiced. I'm guessing there will be more postponing and tweaking.