Items Tagged with 'Affordable Care Act'


Insurance provider services may reduce employer costs

April 4, 2014
With the recent consumer enrollment deadline past, and the extended option for consumers and employers alike to keep prior non-reformed plans, the Affordable Care Act is a frequent topic of discussion. Read More

Fixing our broken health care: Part II

February 28, 2014
Personally, I might not have approached financial access the way our Congress did — at least through Obamacare — but I am singularly unimpressed by blindly belligerent attitudes and alternative-less Republicans. Read More

Do volunteers count as employees under the Affordable Care Act?

There has been growing concern in recent months that proposed regulations under the Affordable Care Act could drive volunteer fire departments all over the country out of existence, or dramatically change the delivery of these services. Read More

Street Talk: MRA chief sees wage hike as recipe for unemployment

Word games.

February 21, 2014
For Michigan’s restaurant owners and employees, 2014 is getting more ominous by the day. Read More

Association develops app for Obamacare updates

February 12, 2014
An association is taking advantage of mobile push notifications to expand its services — and members’ understanding of Obamacare. Read More

Fixing our broken health care: Part I

January 31, 2014
The issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, have been some of our nation's biggest news and political stories — and they promise to continue. That’s because the act is neither a panacea nor a curse. Read More

Insurer doubts statewide increase in health plans

January 21, 2014
The uninsured and others still have 2.5 months to sign up for government-subsidized private insurance under the federal health care law without facing a tax penalty. Read More

Grand Rapids chooses global health care consultant

Three-year agreement will assist with adapting to new federal law.

January 3, 2014
For the first time in roughly a decade, the city of Grand Rapids has a new health care consultant who will help guide its employee coverage through the Affordable Care Act this year and beyond. Read More

Fruit and veggie growers facing Obamacare confusion

Most types of farms in Michigan don’t hire enough workers to qualify.

January 3, 2014
When farmers don’t like what Washington is doing, such as enacting various forms of subsidies and implementing general farm policies, they can often ignore Washington. For certain types of farmers, however, that won’t work with the Affordable Care Act. Read More

A plea for feedback: How do we change our health care system?

December 27, 2013
At the end of the year I like to step back from the day-to-day human resource issues and take a philosophical look at HR practices. Read More