Healthcare Advisor

Senate Dems vote to repeal part of health care law.

WASHINGTON (AP) — It isn’t every day that more than half the Democrats in the U.S. Senate vote to repeal part of President Barack Obama’s health care law. That’s what happened Thursday night when the Senate voted 79-20 to repeal a 2.3 percent sales tax on medical devices such as catheters, pacemakers and MRI machines. Thirty-three Democrats joined all 45 Republicans voting for an amendment by GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah and Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. Maine Independent Sen. Angus King, who caucuses with the Democrats, also... Read More

Supreme Court upholds Healthcare Law

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld today, June 28, 2012 the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. What does this mean for you and your business? The decision does not have an immediate impact on employers. Today’s decision means that work on the implementation of the healthcare reform continues according to the established timeline. The law does not take full effect until 2014. For a detailed timeline on healthcare reform provisions and their effective date please click here. While there continues to be a need for further work... Read More

Crédito Federal Tributario para las Primas del Seguro Médico

A partir del 2010, hasta 4 millones de pequeñas empresas que ofrecen cobertura médica a sus empleados pueden ser elegibles para el crédito federal tributario. Calcule las cantidades que se ofrecen a continuación para ver cuál puede ser su crédito tributario. Para calificar, una pequeña empresa debe: Tener menos de 25 empleados equivalentes a tiempo completo (conocido por sus siglas en inglés, FTE) Aportar salarios medios anuales por debajo de $50,000 por empleado equivalente a tiempo completo Contribuir al menos el 50 por ciento de la prima de cada empleado... Read More

Americans with pre-existing conditions can soon gain coverage and keep it!

Via healthreform.gov: “June 22nd, 2010, the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury issued regulations to implement a new Patient’s Bill of Rights under the Affordable Care Act – which will help children (and eventually all Americans) with pre-existing conditions gain coverage and keep it, protect all Americans’ choice of doctors and end lifetime limits on the care consumers may receive. These new protections apply to nearly all health insurance plans. ” To find out more about how these new rules will help you, click here for... Read More