BHCG Monitor: Focus on Health Care Benefits

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BHCG Monitor: Health Care Reform - Notable News


Health Care Reform – Notable News

Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidy Provision – What’s Next?

On June 25 the United States Supreme Court upheld a major Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision, namely, the tax credits (subsidies) that enable millions of Americans to afford health insurance through a federally-run health care exchange. The ruling marked the end of “what if” speculation on the part of employers, leaving them to focus on moving forward with ACA compliance.

Employers Urged to Begin ACA Reporting Process

New Guidance May Require Out-of-Pocket Maximum Change


BHCG Monitor: An Electronic Personal Health Record Primer


Increasing Awareness and Usage of Transparency Tools – What Can Be Done?

Consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) continue to be one of the most popular health care cost containment strategies utilized by employers today. The idea of utilizing CDHPs to help change employee behavior by making them better health care consumers holds considerable appeal and promise.

However popular CDHPs are with employers, their promise of making a sustainable impact on an employer’s health care benefits costs is likely to be unrealized unless employers fully support employees with the information necessary to make sound purchasing decisions.