Insurance News From Benefit Analysts

The Impact of Biden’s Competition Executive Order on the Health Care Industry

Biden's Competition Executive Order on the Health Care IndustryThe American economy is finally recovering after more than a year of stagnation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Joe Biden’s administration wants to continue this momentum and further stimulate the economy. To help in that effort, President Biden recently signed an executive order aimed at increasing competition among businesses.


Preventing Turnover Post-pandemic

Preventing Turnover Post-pandemicTurnover is a common occurrence throughout any given year. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, turnover rates fell dramatically. Now, a significant number of employees are unwilling to return to the status quo that was established pre-pandemic.
That’s a major reason why experts predict a “turnover tsunami” coming in the latter half of 2021.


Proposed Rule Would Update Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2022

Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2022On July 1, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a proposed rule that would revise several benefit and payment parameters under the ACA for the 2022 benefit year. While many of the proposed changes primarily impact insurers and Exchanges, some provisions may affect employers.


Retain Employees Through Training

With the daily demands of keeping a workplace productive and profitable, many managers may overlook one simple perk that has been proven to boost employee retention: professional training. Learn how to use training as a tool to retain your top employees by watching the video below.


Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to the ACA’s Individual Mandate

ACA’s Individual MandateOn June 17, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate in a 7-2 ruling.

This lawsuit was filed in 2018 by 18 states as a result of the 2017 tax reform law that eliminates the individual mandate penalty. In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the ACA on the basis that the individual mandate is a valid tax. With the penalty’s elimination, the appeals court in this case determined that the individual mandate is no longer valid under the U.S. Constitution.


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