Category Archives: ACA Observations

Employers’ ACA burden: Overlooked, or oversimplified, in Trump executive order?

 [printfriendly] January 25, 2017 By HELEN KARAKOUDAS, CHRS | Director, ACA Insights   There are 500 words in President Donald Trump’s executive order to roll back the Affordable Care Act. “Employers” isn’t one of them. Is this an oversight? Or a considered omission? Should we care? Even if the presidential document titled Minimizing the Economic Burden…
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What’s next for employers and ACA compliance

[printfriendly] November 10, 2016 Updated November 18, 2016 By HELEN KARAKOUDAS, CHRS | Director, ACA Insights   While President-Elect Donald J. Trump was making his victory speech, we began picking the brains of people who understand the inner workings of Capitol Hill when it comes to health care policy. We asked: “When the rubber hits…
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Health insurers exiting marketplace exchanges may regret it in the long run

 [printfriendly] August 6, 2016 By HELEN KARAKOUDAS, CHRS | Director, ACA Insights   With Aetna, the last of the five major national health insurers projecting a loss on Affordable Care Act individual plans for 2016, there’s no more denying it: Marketplace exchanges – our public avenues to private insurance – are in bad shape. Citing…
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ACA subsidy notices – when it’s OK for employers to chill out

 [printfriendly] July 8, 2016 By HELEN KARAKOUDAS, CHRS | Director, ACA Insights   A flood of Affordable Care Act subsidy notices has hit the mailstream. These letters were dated June 21, 2016. Similar letters had been trickling out from a few state exchanges – and were creating some concern, but not widespread anxiety. The backlog of…
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