Health Care Reform Resources

Feb 18, 2016 No Comments by

Click here for a compilation of resources to help your alternative staffing organization understand and comply with the Affordable Care Act.

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States can now use Medicaid to help mentally ill find and keep jobs

Jul 16, 2014 No Comments by

Supportive employment is a proven approach to helping job seekers with mental illness succeed in competitive jobs. In this model, employment specialists coach individuals during their job search and after they begin working. Scarce funding has limited the number of people who receive such services, however. One study reports that only 1.7% of people served […]

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Add MEC and MVP to your ACA glossary

May 12, 2014 No Comments by

As your ASO explores strategies to comply with health care reform and you discuss the law with employer customers, two acronyms – MEC and MVP – are critical to know and understand. Each refers to a specific type of group health insurance plan, and while both offer employers options to avoid ACA penalties, they have […]

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Final ACA rules phase in Employer Mandate

May 05, 2014 No Comments by

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Employer Shared Responsibility rules (also called “employer mandate”) apply to all Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) that average 50 or more full-time equivalent (FTE) employees in the prior calendar year. Employers will determine each year, based on their current number of employees, whether they will be considered an Applicable Large […]

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IRS issues ACA employer mandate guidance

Feb 20, 2014 No Comments by

Last week, the IRS released final rules for ACA employer shared responsibility requirements, also known as the employer mandate. Most widely reported was the one-year exemption for employers with up to 99 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees. For staffing firms, a significant clarification is the definition of “variable hour” employees for the purpose of applying the […]

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