A Bit More Irony About Obama Care

Speaking of the irony of some government mandates on business, we took note of another article this week, this one in the Washington Business Journal, reporting that the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) will be spending $840 million over the course of the next four years in order to help practicing medical doctors…

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Obama Care Fines

The Wall Street Journal opined this week on the impact on budgeting for 2015 that potential Obama Care fines are having on businesses.  Direct from the WSJ, “As companies nationwide begin to set up budgets for 2015, one line item seems to be a problem for some companies – fines related to the Affordable Care…

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Obama Care Issues Back in News

As we get closer to January 2015 and the implementation of the employer mandate, we’re seeing more items surrounding the Affordable Care Act surfacing across the country.  We remind our members that the effective date for the employer mandate, which had been delayed several times, is now January 1, 2015 meaning that employers with 100…

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Elsewhere in the Federal Government

The government has come out with a number of guidance and other rulings over the past few weeks that you should be aware of, whether they will directly impact your business or not.  Being unaware of these new requirements and/or restrictions will be no defense if you are found in violation.  The Occupational Safety Hazards…

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IRS Releases Employer Mandate Guidance

Over the long Labor Day holiday weekend, (not the best release time for getting the public to take notice of government regulations), the IRS released a guidance on the upcoming implementation of the employer mandate. The guidance acts essentially as a “how to comply” cheat sheet for employers regarding the impending employer mandate requirements as…

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ACA Employer Mandate Penalties On Horizon

Along that same line of early warning, franchisees with 100 or more employees are reminded that the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act takes effect in full this coming January and affected employers will need to make the determination whether they will offer health care coverage to their employees or choose to pay the…

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More Issues Surface on Obama Care

  Despite the fact it was passed into law over 4 years ago, different issues continue to surface with the Affordable Care Act – some foreseen, some not.  The Business Journal reported this week that over 300,000 individuals are in jeopardy of losing their coverage across the nation for lack of sufficient documentation.  The Centers for Medicare…

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Obama Care Still Making News

Hard as it is to believe that Obama Care was passed into law over 4 years ago, its snail-paced implementation would still be comical, if it weren’t so sad.  This week’s news on the Affordable Care Act has the Internal Revenue Service finally posting draft forms for the employer mandate on their web site –…

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ACA Claims to Reach 7 Million Goal

Sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act via the HealthCare.gov website through the March 31 deadline are reported to have reached the target goal of 7 million, but a Gallup report released just last week still shows that 54 percent of all Americans oppose the mandate while 43% support it.  A closer look at the results…

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