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Weekly Roundup, 1/10/14: Articles on HR, Employee Benefits, & Finance

Here’s our weekly roundup (week ending 1/10/2014) of articles that may benefit CFOs, HR professionals, employee benefit specialists, and others. We hope that you enjoy them! Revamp Your Hiring in 4 Steps This article from ZipRecruiter highlights emerging trends in talent acquisition and some practical ways that your company can improve its chances of landing […]

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Health Care Reform: Transition Policy for Canceled Health Plans

On Nov. 14, 2013, President Obama announced a new transition policy for a key health care reform initiative. Under the new policy, individuals and small businesses whose coverage has been canceled (or would be canceled) because it does not meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act may be able to re-enroll or stay on […]

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Changes for 2014: Small Employer Health Care Tax Credit

For tax years beginning in 2014 or later, there are a few changes coming to the small employer health care tax credit program.  These changes include an increase to the maximum amount of the credit, a requirement that employers obtain group coverage through an Exchange, and a new two-year limit on taking the credit. Here […]

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Health Care Reform Delay: Limit on Out-of-Pocket Costs

Another important component of the Affordable Care Act has been delayed. As the New York Times first reported, full implementation of a law that would limit out-of-pocket costs has been delayed until 2015. As part of Health Care Reform, out-of-pocket costs, including co-payments and deductibles, would not exceed $6,350 for an individual and $12,700 for a family. However, […]

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Health Care Reform “Pay or Play” Mandate Delayed

One of the major initiatives of the Affordable Care Act — the mandate for employers with 50+ employees to provide health insurance — has been delayed one year. Originally scheduled to be enforced starting on January 1st, 2014, Assistant Treasury Secretary for Tax Policy Mark Mazur posted an article stating that the “Pay or Play” […]

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3 Questions About Employer Shared Responsibility

Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will impose “pay or play” requirements on large employers. If an employer does not offer health coverage to full-time employees — or offers coverage that is unaffordable or does not provides minimum value — they may be subject to a penalty. Within the ACA, the penalty is […]

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What Obama’s Re-election Means For Health Care Reform

After months and months (and months!) of seeing election-related advertisements, I must say that it’s nice to have a bit of a break right now from them. However, now that the Presidential election has passed, we must take a look at a very important subject — Health Care Reform. At CBG Benefits, we are always […]

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