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April 26, 2013

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Sorry, You Can’t Take Back the Exchange
“Train Wreck” Retires
This is What Happens When Retiring Senators Get Angry…
This Week in Congress
Compliance Corner Update
What We’re Reading
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Sorry, You Can’t Take Back the Exchange

Ever hear the expression “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander”? What about “You break it, you bought it”? Apparently, a few members of Congress, allegedly from both sides of the aisle, were ignoring those oldies but goodies recently... Read More

“Train Wreck” Retires

Last week during a Senate Committee on Finance Hearing with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) made the pronouncement that if the Administration did not step up its game, health reform implementation would be a “huge train wreck.” While this statement from Baucus (one of the health law's co-authors) stunned many across the country, his big announcement this week may have trumped it... Read More

This is What Happens When Retiring Senators Get Angry…

Last week, acting CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner had her confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. After receiving much bipartisan support, many anticipated that Tavenner would sail through a confirmation vote this week. Apparently, that would have been too easy... Read More

This Week in Congress

House Republicans pulled a floor vote this week on restoring funds to the PCIP program to help medically uninsurable people in the program maintain benefits through the end of the year when it became clear that some conservatives did not want to bail out the health reform-created program... Read More

Compliance Corner Update

April’s Compliance Corner webinar focused on how employers need to track variable hour employees to comply with the law’s employer mandate requirements. Due to the popularity of that session, we’ve decided to delve a little deeper for our May webinar and will focus specifically on how employers must consider seasonal employees, which can include holiday workers, interns, summer help and more... Read More

What We’re Reading

This week we’ve admired Bush 41’s hot pink socks, learned a little bit about health insurance cards and bad debt and were shocked by the number of calories in grapes. Hope you enjoy this reading as much as we did... Read More

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