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January 3, 2014

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Race to the Finish
What to Expect in 2014
Enrollment Numbers on the Rise
Birth Control Back on the Chopping Block?
Regulations Don't Celebrate Holidays
Capitol Conference Early Registration Ends Wednesday, January 8!
Remember to Register for the January Compliance Corner
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Race to the Finish

As millions of Americans were sipping champagne or waiting for the ball in Times Square to drop, insurers were scrambling to finalize hundreds of thousands of last minute exchange applications. The Obama Administration is famous for its holiday gifts and this year was no exception... Read More

What to Expect in 2014

We’ve been talking about 2014, or as we like to call it, the year of requirements, since March of 2010. Now that it's finally here, what can we actually expect from this monumental health reform year?... Read More

Enrollment Numbers on the Rise

After a painfully slow start, enrollment numbers in the insurance exchanges are finally going up. Prior to the launch of the exchanges back in October, the Administration had hoped that three million Americans would enroll in the exchanges by the January 1 start date. The enrollment numbers are in and while the Administration’s goal of three million people was not met, they got close, kind of... Read More

Birth Control Back on the Chopping Block?

Back in November, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that it would hear a pair of cases from for-profit companies challenging the provision of PPACA that requires employers to provide a health insurance plan that covers contraception with no cost sharing for employees. On New Year’s Eve, Justice Sonia Sotomayor presented a different angle to this series of cases... Read More

Regulations Don't Celebrate Holidays

In case you were doing some last minute shopping and missed it, on December 16 the IRS released more regulatory guidance concerning health plan benefits for same-sex couples impacted by this summer's Supreme Court ruling that overturned the Federal Defense of Marriage Act. This notice provides guidance on the application of the rules under section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code relating to cafeteria plans... Read More

Capitol Conference Early Registration Ends Wednesday, January 8!

The Capitol Conference early registration deadline is Wednesday, January 8! Click here to register online now, before the registration fee increases... Read More

Remember to Register for the January Compliance Corner

NAHU will hold a free one-hour compliance corner webinar for members on Thursday, January 9 at 1:00 pm Eastern, so make sure you sign-up today. This presentation will discuss the types of plans that are subject to an audit by the Department of Labor, what prompts a DOL audit, preparing for a DOL audit... Read More

What We’re Reading

Happy New Year lovely health nerds! To quote Joey Adams, "may all your troubles last as long as your resolutions!... Read More

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