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The risks of maintaining grandfathered health plan status

For employers fighting to maintain grandfathered status, consultants and benefit managers predict the Affordable Care Act’s ongoing implementatio...
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Benefit agencies plan increases in tech spending

EBA's first-ever technology survey reveals where benefit agencies plan to invest their IT dollars....
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Early troubles have brokers predicting another bumpy road for 2015 federal exchange enrollment

CMS promises better, but brokers expect more disconnected phone calls, incorrect information and a difficult time processing applications for enrollme...
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Adviser help needed to quell employer Cadillac tax fears

Although the ACA’s excise tax doesn’t go into effect until 2018, employers are already fearful — benefit advisers should be offering id...
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Market volatility: 5 things to tell 401(k) plan participants

Volatility has returned to the equity markets with a vengeance. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has fluctuated by hundreds of points on many recent t...
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Paper is problematic during open enrollment

A large majority of workers prefer signing up for benefits online, a PlanSource survey finds....
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Analysis: Opportunities Under the ACA for Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Among Women With HIV

An estimated 36 percent of women in the U.S. report having experienced intimate partner violence (IPV), also called domestic violence, but among HIV p...
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HIV, Intimate Partner Violence, and Women: New Opportunities Under the Affordable Care Act

This issue brief provides an overview of new opportunities presented by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for addressing intimate partner violence (IPV) a...
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Health Tracking Poll: Exploring the Public’s Views on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

This interactive chart allows users to track public opinion on the Affordable Care Act, from the inception of the law to the present, for subgroups ba...
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Nine in Ten Uninsured Unaware that the Affordable Care Act’s Second Open Enrollment Period ...

Most of Those Without Health Coverage Report Knowing Little or Nothing About the Insurance Marketplaces or About the Financial Assistance Available to...
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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: October 2014

In the final Kaiser Health Tracking Poll before the 2014 midterm elections in November, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to be just one of seve...
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Benefits and Cost-Sharing for Working People with Disabilities in Medicaid and the Marketplace

This issue brief uses hypothetical examples of working people with disabilities to illustrate the experiences they might have with Medicaid and Market...
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Challenges for the Next Obamacare Open Enrollment

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman pinpoints the Affordable Care Act’s five biggest challenges heading into the ...
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Report Provides Insights from Consumer Assisters on Improving Affordable Care Act’s Next Open ...

A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation captures insights from those who helped consumers navigate the Affor...
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Taking Stock and Taking Steps: A Report from the Field after the First Year of Marketplace ...

This report summarizes experiences of Marketplace assistance programs as they helped consumers enroll in coverage during the first Open Enrollment per...
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Why Public Interest Is Cooling in Obamacare as a Political Story 

In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman reviews indicators pointing to the Affordable Care Act cooling as a front...
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The Georgia Health Care Landscape

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into full effect on January 1, 2014, ushering in health insurance reforms and new health coverage options in Georgi...
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Why Public Interest Is Cooling in Obamacare as a Political Story

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman reviews indicators pointing to the Affordable Care Act cooling as a front-page ...
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Understanding How States Access the ACA Enhanced Medicaid Match Rates

This brief reviews the rules around the enhanced federal medical assistance percentages (FMAP) provided in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the process ...
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