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3 ways private exchanges are transforming benefits

If you're curious about private exchanges and if they'll be a good alternative to offering traditional benefits, see how this new wave in insurance could change benefits for your employees and your business.

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Get the scoop on recent penalty delays

Another health care reform delay was announced recently. We've summarized key details for businesses of every size.

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Take note of changes
to tax-free accounts

HSAs, FSAs and HRAs can help employees enjoy tax-free savings for health expenses. Here are a few changes employers will need to pay attention to in the years ahead.

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News & Events

March 26, 2014

Administration extending health care sign-ups for some – USA Today

President Obama has extended the health care exchange deadline for those who start the process before March 31, Health and Human Services officials say. "Open enrollment ends March 31," said Julie Bataille, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services spokeswoman. "We are experiencing a surge in demand and are making sure that we will be ready to help consumers who may be in line by the deadline to complete enrollment—either online or over the phone."

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March 25, 2014

Obamacare insurer WellPoint sees double-digit rate rise – Bloomberg

Two months before health insurers must submit rate proposals for 2015 to government regulators, WellPoint Inc. fired a surprising shot across their bow by predicting it may ask for “double-digit plus” increases. Kathleen Sebelius, the U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, said March 13 that while premiums for health plans sold on the Obamacare insurance exchanges would rise next year, the increases would be “far less significant than they were before the passage of the Affordable Care Act.”

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March 14, 2014

Obamacare will cover same-sex spouses – CNNMoney

More big news for same-sex couples: Starting next year, health insurance companies will no longer be allowed to deny coverage to same-sex spouses. The Department of Health and Human Services announced the clarification to current rules Friday, saying that insurance plans that offer coverage to opposite-sex spouses must also extend spousal coverage to same-sex couples.

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March 14, 2014

Millions may avoid Obamacare penalty as deadline looms – Bloomberg

Obamacare’s requirement that all Americans carry insurance or face penalties, part of the effort to gain universal coverage, may not be much of a rule at all. Millions of people may be exempt from the requirement known as the individual mandate under rules issued by the Obama administration.

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