Days before Republican leaders were forced to pull the American Health Care Act from a floor vote, the House of Representatives passed a bill intended to give small employers greater purchasing power in the group health insurance market.
While many celebrated the abrupt unraveling of President Donald Trump’s and House Republicans’ recent efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this shift could change the tax-exempted status of employer-provided health care plans.
The two Republican-sponsored bills in the House of Representatives that repeal the Affordable Care Act currently lack a provision that taxes employer-provided health care plans.
A recently released internal IRS memorandum has clarified how the tax code will treat cash benefits paid from voluntary hospital indemnity plans.
It’s looking more and more likely that House Republicans will soon look to cut out the preferential tax treatment of employer-provided health care plans – all to cover the cost of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.
Can benefits brokers improve the household finances of financially strapped workers by making them more careful shoppers?
Employee wellness – a concept long embraced by employers as a linchpin of increasing workplace productivity and decreasing health care costs – is undergoing a makeover.
The fate of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate is looking bleaker with each day of President Trump’s new administration – but experts say that without a mandate, most employers are unlikely to begin offering the skimpiest of plans in response.
Benefits brokers who want to address the needs of small-business owners have a new option, courtesy of the Small Business Healthcare Relief Act.
As President-elect Trump continues to promise to make repeal of the Affordable Care Act his administration’s first order of business, Democrats on Capitol Hill are vowing to go to the mats to save the law’s consumer protections, and potentially its employer and individual mandates.