Healthcare Reform Watch includes exclusive materials, articles and updates designed to provide detailed and easy-to-understand information on PPACA requirements strictly from the employer perspective.
Columbia, S.C. (PRWEB) September 27, 2013
Weighing in at more than 2,400-pages, healthcare reform brings a heavy load of new requirements for employers – despite the delayed employer mandate. Add to that a media blitz in full swing with celebrities, athletes and, of course, our mothers, and employers also face a ton of questions from their employees.
To help its clients stay informed about and compliant with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (PPACA) employer requirements, The Benefit Company, Inc. (http://www.thebenefitcompany.com) – an established life, accident and health brokerage agency and owner of the proprietary Benefitfirst™ benefits management solution – has launched Healthcare Reform Watch, an online employer-focused PPACA resource center.
“PPACA is a complex piece of legislation that affects every individual and business in the U.S.,” says Steve Lunceford, president of The Benefit Company, Inc. “As some elements of the legislation are being delayed and others are being enacted, the succession of changes are causing many employers confusion and concerns about being compliant. For this reason, we want to keep our clients up-to-date on all healthcare reform changes and help them comply with their new requirements.”
Healthcare Reform Watch includes exclusive materials, articles and updates designed to provide detailed and easy-to-understand information on PPACA requirements strictly from the employer perspective. Materials include:
- Healthcare Reform Timeline for Employers
- Frequently Asked Questions about Healthcare Reform
- PPACA Webinar
- Links to Governmental and Industry Sites
- Articles and Updates on Such Topics as:
o Employer Mandate Delay to 2015
o Overview of Employer Reporting and Notification Requirements under PPACA
o Communicating Healthcare Reform to Employees
o PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) Fees and Reporting Requirement
o Health Insurance Exchange (Marketplace) Employee Notification Requirement
o Transitional Reinsurance Fees and Reporting Requirement
o PPACA Wellness Program Rules and Incentives
Healthcare Reform Watch is available at http://www.thebenefitcompany.com/news.html. Lunceford recommends that employers consult with their legal, tax and/or benefits advisor to ensure compliance with the ever-changing requirements under PPACA.
Additional Healthcare Reform Resources
In addition to its new Healthcare Reform Watch resource center, The Benefit Company is continually adding new tools and Benefitfirst capabilities to help employers navigate PPACA, including:
- Consultation: Knowledgeable guidance from benefits advisors and a team of HR, legal and compliance experts.
- Compliance Tools & Capabilities: New and enhanced Benefitfirst capabilities and services to simplify PPACA compliance for Benefitfirst clients.
- Monthly Client E-newsletter: Current healthcare reform news and compliance information, as well as wellness, employee benefits and HR topics.
- Compliance Alerts: Immediate news about healthcare reform changes, requirements and other compliance actions.
- Webinars: Expert insight into healthcare reform compliance from legal and HR experts.
About The Benefit Company, Inc.
The Benefit Company, Inc., is a full-service employee benefits consulting agency based in Columbia, S.C., with a proprietary and unique benefits management solution – Benefitfirst™ – designed for and available exclusively to its clients and its certified benefits partners’ clients. Benefitfirst is a robust benefits enrollment and management solution that audits, manages and transmits eligibility for more than 2,500 clients to hundreds of carriers each year for clients with employees in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands. It combines technology, client services and personalized support to automate and support an employer’s entire employee benefits cycle.
Founded in 1991, The Benefit Company offers consulting services and solutions that go well beyond plan design and rate changes. It provides detailed data analytics and cost projections of healthcare plans combined with highly actionable solutions and measurable results to reduce overall benefit costs and improve accuracy and productivity. For more information, call (803) 750-5781 or visit thebenefitcompany.com.