Items Tagged with 'Affordable Care Act'


Appeals court upholds ruling on contraception mandate

September 18, 2015
| By AP
An appeals court has upheld a lower court's order halting a federal mandate requiring two Christian colleges in Michigan and Iowa to provide insurance coverage for certain contraceptives. Read More

ACA exchanges face Supreme Court scrutiny

June 12, 2015
There’s a lot of buzz surrounding the Affordable Care Act and the impending U.S. Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell. Read More

Small employer survey measures ACA impact

Many small firms say they plan to stop offering health insurance by 2016.

January 30, 2015
A number of small business employers in West and Southwest Michigan are looking at discontinuing their health insurance plans, as alternative options for employees and premiums for firms increase. Read More

ACA's 'pay or play' rules coming soon

Employers could face two separate financial penalties.

October 10, 2014
After a one-year delay, the Affordable Care Act’s “pay or play” rules are about to take effect. Read More

Health care evolution: A new era of taxes

July 17, 2014
As the evolution of the new era of health care continues, it’s critical for us to evaluate the complexity of these new laws from a variety of tax perspectives: the insurance industry, small business, health care providers, employers and, of course, the consumer. Read More

Closely held corporations win religious freedom

Supreme Court rules companies can decide issuance of birth control.

July 11, 2014
The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby two weeks ago in the contraception coverage case, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, saying that closely held companies have religious freedom. Read More

Dodging ACA reform carries a hefty price tag

Employers giving workers pre-tax money for health care could face IRS fines.

May 30, 2014
The consequences for employers continuing to allocate funds on a pre-tax basis for employees to buy health insurance are getting pretty serious. Read More

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