Clarifications and Tweaks Continue to Change ACA Implementation

April 12, 2014 by in category Affordable Care Act

Early 2014 has brought some clarifications and changes to the Affordable Care Act and its implementation.  Read on for information about just a few of the changes employers should be aware of. You can keep your coverage…again.  Last November, the Obama administration responded to pressure from employers and consumers and allowed people to keep existing […]

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How EAPs Help Increase Productivity, Reduce Costs

April 1, 2014 by in category Employee Assistance Programs

Now that the Departments of Labor and Treasury have clarified how EAPs can co-exist with employer health plans under the Affordable Care Act, it’s a good time to consider adding one of these valuable programs to your benefits package. An employee assistance program, properly implemented, can provide a significant return on investment and can help […]

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The Argument For Employee Benefits

February 1, 2014 by in category Why Offer Benefits?

Every year, the cost of benefits goes up.  Rules and regulations governing their administration grow more complicated.  And then there’s the Affordable Care Act…  It’s enough to make an employer wonder whether to stop offering benefits and face the ACA’s penalties next year.  But doing so could put your firm at a disadvantage…here’s why. Employees […]

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The ACA Expands Mental Health Benefits

January 1, 2014 by in category Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act will create one of the largest expansions of mental health and substance use disorder coverage in a generation. Here’s what you need to know about mental health benefits. Mental health parity because a benefits compliance issue in 1996 with the passage of the Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 (MHPA).  This […]

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