Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Affordable Care Act for California. Latest news and updates for ACA medical insurance for businesses and individuals

2023 Jul 14

Calculating the Potential ACA Employer Tax Penalty

By |July 14th, 2023 |Categories: ACA|

Health care reform known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) goes into effect Jan. 1, 2014. If you are an employer with 50 or more employees, the ACA requires "shared responsibility" for affordable health insurance coverage and imposes a tax penalty if the requirement is not met. This article explains [...]

2023 Jul 14

California Health Insurance Reform Update

By |July 14th, 2023 |Categories: ACA|

Overview To help make sense of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to help people navigate the ever-changing landscape of health insurance, we’ve made a list of the most important items that individuals and small businesses in California should know about the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, signed March [...]

2023 Jul 14

Five Things Employers Need to Know about Health Care Reform (ACA)

By |July 14th, 2023 |Categories: ACA|

Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as ACA or "health care reform." This November President Obama won re-election to the presidency and will move forward with implementing the ACA. The ACA is now the law of [...]

2020 Nov 19

Amazon Opens Neighborhood Health Center

By |November 19th, 2020 |Categories: ACA, Changes in Medical Care, Health Care Costs, Health Insurance Reform, Small Group Health Insurance, Trends|

Employee Medical Clinic As a sign of change in medical care delivery, Amazon has opened its first health care clinic for its employees in Dallas, Texas.  According to the Amazon announcement, “Amazon expects to establish 20 health centers in five cities across the U.S., improving access and care [...]

2019 Jul 26

Update: UnitedHealth Care Postpones Rollout of New Association Health Plans in California

By |July 26th, 2019 |Categories: ACA, Association Health Plans, Covered California, Small Business Articles, Small Group Health Insurance|

Less than two weeks ago, I wrote a blog post that predicted that fireworks would hit California’s small group health insurance market with UHC’s new Association Health Plans.   Well,  sparks flew.  Yesterday, UnitedHealth Care announced that because of “regulatory inquiries over the past couple of weeks” UHC has suspended the [...]

2019 Jul 08

Fireworks Will Hit California’s Small Group Health Insurance Market with UHC’s New Association Plans

By |July 8th, 2019 |Categories: ACA, Association Health Plans, Small Group Health Insurance, Trends|

  UnitedHealth Care (UHC) kicked-off Summer 2019 with a bang.  During a webinar to their top brokers on July 1st, they made the game-changing announcement that they will introduce 9 new Association Health Plans (AHP) into the California small group marketplace (1-100 employees.)By screening enrollees for pre-existing medical conditions and [...]

2019 Apr 12

Why Kaiser Permanente Small Group Benefits and Rates Continue to Lead the Field in California, 2019

By |April 12th, 2019 |Categories: Large Group Medical Insurance Articles, ACA, Health Care Costs, Health Insurance Reform, Small Business Articles, Small Group Health Insurance|

On Wednesday, I was fortunate to be included in a round table discussion with the senior leadership of Kaiser Permanente's small group sales and account management team. To encourage discussion, Kaiser limited participation to a few key brokers. (2019 Kaiser Key Broker Engagement Luncheon, Pasadena, California. Third from [...]

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