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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Advisory

Individual Mandate Repeal

What The Individual Mandate Repeal Means For Applicable Large Employers

Yesterday, Congress passed tax legislation, that among many other things, included a repeal of the individual shared responsibility penalties beginning in 2019. So, what does this mean for the employer mandate? Well, it’s still on the books. Even though the individual mandate has been effectively repealed, individuals can still qualify…
ACA Replacement

Republican ACA Alternatives Thus Far

With both the Presidency and Congress firmly in control of the Republican Party, post-election expectations are high on the inevitable undoing of the the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a Obamacare). Republican legislatures have a tough challenge ahead as they seek a viable alternative to the deeply rooted ACA, with many lawmakers…
Aetna Humana Merger

Aetna – Humana Merger Blocked

In what is seen as a capstone to the antitrust enforcement agenda by the former Obama administration, a federal judge struck down the $37 billion deal with rival insurers Humana Inc. and Aetna. This as well as a separate contested merger between Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp. (which has since…

Trump Era: Executive Orders Employers Should Bookmark

In his first 21 days as President, Donald Trump has already made history by having the most executive orders and memorandums issued by a U.S President (previously held by President Obama). True to his word, President Trump stirred the pot in Washington leaving many employers in a frenzy to keep…
Trumpcare Highlights

Trumpcare Highlights: Where Healthcare Could Be Headed

Tom Price (Republican Congressman from Georgia), an orthopedic surgeon, is Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In 2014, He authored the “Empowering Patients First Act”. Seema Verma (Founder and CEO of the consulting firm SVC, Inc.) is Trump’s choice to head the Centers for…