Affordable Care Act
House to Vote for Repeal of ACA’s ‘Cadillac Tax’
Despite strong bipartisan support for a repeal of the onerous excise tax on health benefits, its fate in the Senate remains unclear.
What Are the Top Health Benefits Priorities for 2020?
Mercer offers a comprehensive look at what health plan sponsors should be thinking about this contract season.
Is Stop-Loss Insurance Losing Some of Its Value?
With specialty drugs driving the most costly medical claims to stratospheric heights, stop-loss policies may not offer the same peace of mind they once did.
Centene Agrees to Buy WellCare for $15B
The deal comes after a move by the Trump Administration to quash the Affordable Care Act.
Companies Plead for New Pharma Supply Model
The long-entrenched system of drug-manufacturer rebates has not adapted to changes in health-plan designs and labor-market trends.
U.S. to No Longer Defend Key ACA Provisions
The Justice Department says the repeal of the penalty for failing to obtain health insurance makes the individual mandate unconstitutional.
After Another Cadillac Tax Delay, Now What?
With the tax perhaps unlikely to ever take effect, should companies still factor it into their benefits planning and strategies?
Cadillac Tax, Proposed Delay Don’t Pass Smell Test
The government's deceit regarding the tax on rich health plans, and a possible delay in its effective date, aren't doing plan sponsors any favors.
A Majority of Companies Now Like the ACA
However, employers' disdain for several aspects of the law, and their wish for changes to it, remain intact.
Senate Health Bill Wins Corporate Favor
While millions would become uninsured if the bill became law, group health plans would mostly benefit, observers say.
As core strategies for containing employee health-care costs diminish in effectiveness, companies need fresher approaches.