Affordable Care Act
Growth Rate for Health Costs Sank This Year
The average increase was only 2.4%, a historically low rate, according to Mercer data.
Uncertainty Flares Again for Health Benefits
Following this week's elections, CFOs are again in the dark about the outlook for the cost, delivery, and quality of company-sponsored health care.
GAO Finds Misuse of ACA Reinsurance Fees
The watchdog says the Obama administration violated the ACA by allocating all the fees to insurers and none to the Treasury Department.
Aetna Joins Insurer Exodus From ACA Exchanges
The nation's third-largest insurer will stop selling plans on exchanges in 11 states, fueling concerns about the viability of the marketplaces.
Employers Feeling Pain of Obamacare Compliance
Half of the employers surveyed by Mercer say the additional administrative burden of proving compliance has been "very significant."
Two-Year Delay for Obamacare’s Cadillac Tax Likely
A proposal to postpone the despised excise tax is an 11th-hour inclusion in the federal budget bill.
74% of Employers Exposed to ‘Cadillac Tax’
Rather than applying only to the most generous health plans, a survey says the tax will "weigh heavily" on most businesses.
Deadline Looms for ‘Tax Extenders’ Package
Lawmakers in Congress have until year-end to resolve issues including the "Cadillac" tax provision of Obamacare.
Obamacare’s Cadillac Tax Must Be Repealed
Former Senate tax counsel Christopher Condeluci lays out a plan to replace the tax in a way that would meet both Democratic and Republican policy goals.
Walgreens Buys Rite Aid for $9.4 Billion
The combination of two of the three largest U.S. drug store chains continues a wave of industry consolidation spurred by the Affordable Care Act.
Law Preserves Self-Funding as an Option for Many Companies
But firms in New York and California with 51 to 100 employees may not be as lucky.