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ACA Communications Requirements: An Employee Relations Opportunity (Webinar) 

Thursday, May 29, 2014 3:25:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
The Affordable Care Act requires a range of communications with employees and their families (consumers). This webinar presents ways to use these new communication requirements as part of a strategy to engage consumers. ACA elevates the role of... read more
 

"The Disruptive Power of Data" Presentation 

Thursday, May 22, 2014 3:24:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
On May 21st, 2014, Dr. Si Nahra spoke on "The Disruptive Power of Data" at the Knowledge and Networking 2014 Conference in Clearwater, Florida. The session was one of many conducted at Oceanus Partners' conference, titled "Disrupt the Status... read more
 

Start Your ACA Reporting Now - ebn article 

Monday, May 5, 2014 12:21:00 PM Categories: News and Views
The title to this article says it all: "Start your ACA reporting now, or at least start getting ready for it." Too many employers are putting off ACA reporting with excuses like “my payroll vendor is doing it,” or “my TPA has it handled.” No one... read more
 

ACA Cost Sharing: The Ticking Time Bomb of Liability (Webinar) 

Thursday, April 24, 2014 2:22:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
This webinar is a warning. The new ACA cost sharing changes are now in effect. No delays here. Self-funded plans universally assume that their plan administrator has this covered. Every administrator is trying. But, none have reported success.... read more
 

ACA Costs for Dependents (Webinar) 

Thursday, March 20, 2014 2:57:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
ACA alters the relationship between employers and their employees’ dependents. Under ACA, dependents now are covered to age 26 – even those no longer living with your employee. The two new ACA taxes employers must pay are assessed not just on ... read more
 

Federal Crackdown on Medicare Fraud in Metro Detroit - Crains article 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:29:00 AM Categories: News and Views
If you needed to confirm what we have been telling our clients, check out this article. Providers are getting more and more aggressive in their billing practices, and they are on the move from Florida to Detroit and other parts yet to be... read more
 

ACA's Biggest Challenge: Employee Eligibility Verification (Webinar) 

Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:35:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires covered employers to provide the IRS with month-by-month accountings of all employees – eligible and ineligible, enrolled and not enrolled. For those enrolled, the level of benefits by family status must... read more
 

ACA is Here. Are You Ready? (Webinar) 

Friday, February 7, 2014 11:16:00 AM Categories: Prior Presentations
All employers with 50+ employees need to comply with ACA (the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare”). The first step in developing your ACA Compliance Action Plan is to take an honest look at how prepared you are right now to meet ACA requirements.... read more
 

CFOs examine health care benefits through financial lens - Business Insurance article 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 4:47:00 PM Categories: News and Views
This article highlights a significant development in health plan management -- the emerging role of the CFO. Our work with CFO magazine's training program showed not only growing interest by CFOs but the positive impact that involvement has on... read more
 

Preparing for 2014's Pay-or-Play Penalties - ebn article 

Friday, January 17, 2014 1:59:00 PM Categories: News and Views
Check out this link. This is another example of why self-funded plans need to start working on ACA compliance now. Waiting until 2015 is too late. Comparing and combining payroll information with enrollment information sounds simple but it is... read more
 
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