Items Tagged with 'Affordable Care Act'


State of America’s health care makes me sick

November 23, 2018
At year-end, most businesses that offer health care benefits have gone through the open enrollment process and wrestled through all the issues of vendor selection, plan-design options and decisions on cost sharing. Read More

Employers gravitate to self-insured health plans

More tailored plan design, avoidance of taxes are primary reasons for trend.

November 2, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) There is an upward trend in the type of health plan some employers desire. Read More

Business organizations launch health care plan

Statewide initiative meant to lower costs for small businesses and sole proprietors.

October 5, 2018
Two Michigan business associations are launching a small business health care plan meant to lower costs. Read More

Health premiums in Michigan's individual market may rise 28 percent

September 5, 2017
LANSING — Hundreds of thousands of people who buy their health insurance on Michigan's individual market could see premiums rise by 28 percent on average next year if President Donald Trump follows through on a threat to cut billions of dollars in payments to insurers, state officials said. Read More

Can we fix the Affordable Care Act?

August 29, 2017
Don’t like the prospects for fixing the Affordable Care Act? Repeal and replace somehow didn’t work. Unilateral political action doesn’t seem to be in the cards anymore. Local leaders have not distinguished themselves in addressing real health care concerns. What can be done? Read More

New Affordable Care Act reporting requirements

January 29, 2016
If you provide or offer health insurance benefits to your employees, you could be subject to new reporting requirements. Read More

Employers complying with ACA mandate

But firms are cutting hours to part time and passing on more health care costs to employees.

January 15, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A survey of local employers revealed they are not choosing fines over providing health care to employees under the Affordable Care Act, but whether that continues remains to be seen. Read More

IRS extends filing date for employers’ ACA forms

January 8, 2016
The holiday season is a notoriously hectic time of year. So when the IRS extended its deadline to submit some Affordable Care Act forms in the last week of December, it seemed the government agency had gifted employers the one thing no one has enough of — time. Read More

Five years of frustration

Local businesses get help with Affordable Care Act regulations.

November 6, 2015
America is now five years into the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as the Affordable Care Act. Read More

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