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Covered California Posts Details, Premium Rates for SHOP Plans

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On Thursday, Covered California released plan details and premium rates for the exchange's Small Business Health Options Program, the Sacramento Business Journal reports (Arns, Sacramento Business Journal, 8/1).

Background on SHOP

Under the Affordable Care Act, the Small Business Health Options Program allows small businesses to offer either a...

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PPACA employer mandate delayed until 2015

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The Obama administration unexpectedly announced Tuesday it is delaying the employer mandate under the Patient...

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Challenge raised whether businesses can be forced into exchanges

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Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. (File photo)Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. (File photo)

Republicans are asking whether officials in Vermont and the District of Columbia really have the authority to force some or all health insurance business onto the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchanges.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and other leaders of the House Oversight and Government...

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15 PPACA provisions that will take effect in 2014

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15 PPACA provisions that will take effect in 2014

The effective date of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was March 23, 2010, although various provisions have their own effective dates from January 1, 2010, (the small business income tax credit) through 2018. The start of 2013 saw the launch of a number of key provisions, among them Medicare tax increases, limits on Health FSA deferrals and the requirement that W-2 reporting note employer and employee payments for certain health care items in 2012.

But 2014 is the year when most core pieces of PPACA will be put into effect, notably the mandates that employers with 50+ employees provide health insurance and that individuals obtain minimum essential health coverage for themselves and their dependents, whether or not they have access to coverage through their employer.

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Companies with ‘discriminatory’ plans face stiff PPACA fines

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If you’re a top gun at your company, you may have a ticking time bomb in your array of health benefits t...

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