Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act, June 28, 2012
The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act in its entirety is one of the most significant rulings to impact the health care industry in years.
Our Medical Loss Ratio Surpasses Requirements, June 5, 2012
The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to meet specific medical loss ratio goals.
Preventive Health Services for Women, March 7, 2012
Update: Effective August 1, 2012, on plan anniversary, benefits to include coverage for women's preventive health services.
Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) and Uniform Glossary, February 9, 2012
New rules have been released regarding SBC and Uniform Glossary under national health care reform.
W-2 Forms Update, January, 2012
The Affordable Care Act requires employers to report the cost of "applicable employer sponsored coverage" (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service) on W-2 Forms for their employees.
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