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Supreme Court Upholds Tax Subsidies for ACA

The Supreme Court [recently] announced that it had ruled in favor of the Obama administration in the case called King v. Burwell. The Supreme Court’s decision (by a 6-3 vote, with Chief Justice Roberts writing the opinion) confirms that tax credits used to subsidize the cost of health insurance coverage for low-income individuals who purchase coverage will be available through…

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The Economic Impact of Obamacare

How the ACA will Affect Jobs, Employers The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Report On February 4, 2014, the Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan agency that conducts impartial analysis of Congressional budgetary issues, released their annual report of the economic outlook from 2014-2024. Since the CBO releases reports regularly, it seems odd that this report would generate so much media attention….

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Healthcare Reform in the News

Media and Politics Three and a half years after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, the news media has finally put healthcare reform front and center. With the disastrous roll-out of the Marketplace website coinciding with the Government Shut-Down last month, politicians, consultants and media personalities alike have been weighing in on Healthcare Reform and its financial and…

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What Employers Should Know about the Individual Mandate

Beginning January 1, 2014, new Health Reform legislation (PPACA) requires that all US Citizens have Minimum Essential health insurance, qualify for an exception, or pay a tax penalty. The majority of Americans already have coverage that meets affordability and minimum value standards, but most individuals who are not currently covered on any plan will have the obligation to obtain coverage or…

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Marketplaces Open October 1st

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Health Insurance Marketplaces (formerly referred to as Exchanges) are places where individuals and small businesses can go to shop for insurance plans and compare those plans based on value, affordability and market standards. The intention of the Marketplaces is to make shopping for health insurance as easy as shopping online through a site like…

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Employee Communications & Required Notices

There are two main pieces of communication that employers must share with their employees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The qualifications, requirements and timelines are listed below for each. But don’t worry; ISIhr will take care of these requirements for all applicable clients and employees. ISIhr is your ACA compliance expert. Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchange) Notifications The ACA requires…

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