Health Care Reform

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New Medicare taxes on high earners, imposed under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), mean big changes in wage withholding, executive compensation and personal financial planning for these employees.

Additional Wage Withholding Required in 2013

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July 10, 2012

After three riveting days of oral arguments in March 2012, employers were left anxiously awaiting the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court about the fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, expected near the end of June 2012.

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June 13, 2012

Although the rate of health care cost increases, in the U.S. it is expected to remain stable in 2012. U.S. employers are taking more aggressive steps to manage their rising costs and improve employee health, according to the 2012 Employer Survey on Purchasing Value in Health Care by consultancy Towers Watson and the not-for-profit National Business Group on Health.

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March 26, 2012

On March 12, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule outlining a framework for state-run health care exchanges under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The exchanges are intended to offer private health insurance options that meet government standards and to coordinate the eligibility of low-income individuals for premium tax credits and other assistance.

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March 20, 2012

Implementing the requirements of the sweeping health care reform law means moving forward in the face of uncertainty, according to Amy Bergner, a partner with HR consultancy Mercer, speaking at the 2012 Society for Human Resource Management Employment Law & Legislative Conference held March 4-7 in Washington, D.C.

The two big unknowns are the results of a pending U.S. Supreme Court ruling and impact of the November 2012 presidential and congressional elections.

Supreme Court to Rule on Constitutionality—or Not?

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March 16, 2012

Between now and New Year’s Eve, just about everyone — from late-night comedy show hosts and newspaper editorial boards, to individual families — will be compiling their Top 10 lists for 2011. SHRM’s Government Affairs Team has taken a slightly different approach and compiled its Top 8 list of HR public policy accomplishments for this past year.

January 13, 2012

With the cost of employee health care benefits expected to increase in 2012 at more than twice the rate of inflation, large U.S. employers are planning to have workers share more of the cost, according to a survey by the National Business Group on Health, a nonprofit association of 329 mostly large U.S. employers.

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September 9, 2011
Connecting Washington and What’s Next to the Workplace
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June 1, 2011