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07/29/13

  11:27:38 am, by MedBen5   , 215 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

Most Doctors Not Confident Exchanges Will Meet Deadline

Asking questions is part and parcel of being a doctor, so it should come as little surprise that many doctors have questions – and no small degree of skepticism – about the Affordable Care Act. According to NBC News, a new survey reveals… more »

07/24/13

  03:54:07 pm, by MedBen5   , 180 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

Growing Number Of Americans Want Reform Law Appealed, Surveys Suggest

While many Americans are still willing to give the Affordable Care Act the benefit of the doubt, negative feelings about the health care reform law persist, two new surveys find. According to Healthwatch, a new CBS poll revealed that 39% of the voters… more »

07/23/13

  01:02:51 pm, by MedBen5   , 179 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

Kelly Named Group Leader Of MedBen's Compliance Department

MedBen is pleased to announce the promotion of Erin Kelly to Group Leader of the Compliance Department. In her new role, Erin will manage the department’s daily operations in addition to working with clients to ensure that their group health plan… more »
  10:25:03 am, by MedBen5   , 200 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Health Care Reform

Birth Control Mandate Short On Details

The contraception mandate isn’t as broad as some critics make it out to be – but that doesn’t make the rule any less bewildering, POLITICO reports. A provision of the The Affordable Care Act, the mandate require employers to cover… more »

07/22/13

  12:06:46 pm, by MedBen5   , 196 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

MedBen Available To Help Clients With PCORI Fee Questions

Employer Benefits News offers a timely reminder that most self-funded employers will need to file and pay by July 31 their first round of federal comparative effectiveness research fees imposed under the Affordable Care Act. The “PCORI fee", as… more »

07/19/13

  03:38:54 pm, by MedBen5   , 255 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

Survey Says... Small Businesses Not Sold On Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released some interesting statistics from its quarterly Small Business Survey. Based on the responses, many employers still haven’t warmed up to government-mandated health care reform: Concern about Obamacare… more »
  01:06:35 pm, by MedBen5   , 209 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

"The Nurse Will See You Now"

With the supply of primary care doctors already lagging behind demand – and about to get even more strained when millions of additional Americans get health insurance in January, under the health care reform law – many states are turning to… more »

07/18/13

  04:42:27 pm, by MedBen5   , 253 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

House Votes To Delay Individual Mandate; President Calls For End To Repeal Efforts

In a move likely meant to make a statement, the House of Representatives yesterday followed a vote on legislation supporting the delay of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate with a second bill that would similarly postpone the law’s… more »

07/12/13

  05:29:06 pm, by MedBen5   , 200 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

House Will Vote To Delay Individual Mandate

Spurred by last week’s postponed enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate by the White House, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Oh.) has announced that the House will vote next week to similarly delay the individual mandate… more »

07/11/13

  12:21:27 pm, by MedBen5   , 227 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

House Resolution States Employer Mandate Delay Violates Constitution

And the saga continues… According to The Hill, House Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) has introduced a resolution charging that President Obama violated the Constitution by delaying enforcement of the employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care… more »

07/10/13

  05:06:11 pm, by MedBen5   , 218 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

Not-for-Profit Hospitals Ask IRS For Clarity Of ACA Rules

The employer mandate may be off the table for a year, but other provisions of the Affordable Care Act will arrive on schedule, whether businesses understand them or not. And one particular industry is pressing the federal government for greater clarity,… more »

07/09/13

  04:36:39 pm, by MedBen5   , 256 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

Employer Mandate Delay Pleases Some, Angers Others

Last week’s announcement that the Obama administration that would delay until 2015 the Affordable Care Act provision requiring businesses with 50 or more employees to provide health insurance or pay a penality has generated a variety of reactions:… more »

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