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Employment-Based Orientation Periods Cannot Exceed One Month for Purposes of 90-Day Waiting Period Limit

Proposed Rules Clarify What Constitutes a ‘Reasonable and Bona Fide’ Orientation Period The Affordable Care Act prohibits group health plans from applying any waiting period that exceeds 90 days in plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2014. A waiting period is the period of time that must pass before coverage for an employee […]

A reminder from Oxford Health Plans that preventative care is important

The importance of preventive health care: Remember the old saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” This can be especially true when it comes to preventive health care.  And, better health may help lower your health care costs. Maintaining or improving your health is important; and a focus on regular […]

Healthcare Reform – Full-time Employee under the Employer Shared Responsibility Provision

Beginning January 2014, employers that generally employ 50 or more full-time employee equivalents will be subject to the Affordable Care Act provision known as the Employer Shared Responsibility.  If an employer does not employ, on average, more than 50 full-time employee equivalents, then the employer is not subject to the Employer Shared Responsibility provision.  Employers […]

Federal Exchange Subsidies

Last week we provided information on the Federal Exchange Subsidies of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a/k/a Federal Healthcare Reform Law (the “Law”).  Beginning in 2014, the Law will provide premium tax credits and cost sharing subsidies to applicable taxpayers who enroll in health insurance through the Exchange.  The Law is intended to […]

Healthcare Reform Update: Employers – Controlled Groups and Related Entities

The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) provision also known as Employer Shared Responsibility, mandates that employers who generally employ 50 or more full-time equivalents must offer group health insurance benefits to its full-time employees and their dependents or potentially pay a penalty.  Employers can determine whether they meet the 50 or more full-time equivalent threshold for […]