A New World Order

June 2010
Employee Benefit News;Jun2010, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p1
The article reports on a forum, sponsored by the Institute for Health and Productivity Management, to ponder on the pros and cons of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act which was signed into law by U.S. President Barack Obama. Under the law, a 40% excise tax will be imposed on employers that provide high-end insurance coverage. It was noted during the forum that the excise tax can create an administrative burden for employers. Also discussed in the forum was the mitigation of health cost trends.


Related Articles

  • Health-Care Reform Measures Leave Cost Control Missing. Korman, Richard // ENR: Engineering News-Record;4/5/2010, Vol. 264 Issue 12, p80 

    The author reflects on the health care legislation signed into law by U.S. President Barrack Obama. He argues that the urgency to sign it into law has led to mistakes such as the taxes and penalties that employers will pay for on the insurance coverage of employees. He further reiterates that...

  • Feds seek employer input on proposed rule on excepted benefits.  // HR Weekly;1/5/2015, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p2 

    The article reports on the public comment sought by the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama regarding amendment of the definition of excepted benefits.

  • Opening the big debate on stress at work.  // Management Services;Jun99, Vol. 43 Issue 6, p5 

    The article reports on the Health and Safety Commission (HSC) which recently launched a discussion document to stimulate a debate about whether stress at work should be regulated under health and safety law and if so, the best way forward. The 30 page document is organised around four main...

  • The Left's playbook. Ramsey, Bruce // Liberty (08941408);Mar2010, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p17 

    In this article, the author ponders on the pep talk titled "Anti-Statism in America," by John B. Judis, which was published in a 2009 issue of the journal "The New Republic." The author mentions the aim of the pep talk which was to explain the difficulty being experienced by U.S. President...

  • Private exchanges can be healthy choice. MAGAW, TIMOTHY // Crain's Cleveland Business;11/4/2013, Vol. 34 Issue 44, p0003 

    The article reveals that employers in the U.S. are placing their workers to private marketplaces to sign up for health care benefits. According to the author, the private exchange concept is similar to the glitch-ridden public marketplace that was launched in October 2013 as a component of...

  • Obama on right path to health care reform.  // Business Insurance;3/2/2009, Vol. 43 Issue 9, p8 

    The author reflects on U.S. President Barack Obama's remarks health care reform and the administration's budget plan discussing reform principles. He points out that the administration did not lay out all revenue sources needed to move the nation close to universal coverage nor the new rules...

  • Lawsuits against HHS mandate rage on nationwide. Fraga, Brian // Our Sunday Visitor;12/ 9/2012, Vol. 101 Issue 32, p4 

    The article focuses on the perceived unwillingness of U.S. President Barack Obama to amend the Department of Health and Human Services' mandate on employee health insurance coverage of contraceptives, which means more lawsuits.

  • COBRA strikes insurers' coffers. Vesely, Rebecca // Modern Healthcare;8/3/2009, Vol. 39 Issue 31, p0014 

    The article reports an increase in the number of people selecting COBRA, a program named for the health benefits provision of the U.S. Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986. Laid-off workers are allowed by the program to extend their employer-sponsored health benefits up to 18...

  • SCHIP Leaves Critics Fuming. Serafini, Marilyn Werber // National Journal;2/7/2009, p19 

    This article focuses on the reaction of critics of the expansion and reauthorization of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). It explains SCHIP expansion and reauthorization is the first legislative victory for U.S. President Barack Obama. Critics of the SCHIP argue that...


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics