Healthcare Reform

  • ACA Expert to Westchester County Employers: Plan Now to Avoid ‘Cadillac Tax’ in 2018

  • APR 04, 2014 | BIZ TIPS, HEALTHCARE REFORM, US GOV'T | 0 COMMENTS

  • WCA Business Intel Breakfast Delivers Essential Tips on Reining in Costs, Ensuring Compliance

    Many Westchester businesses are focused on the upcoming healthcare employer mandate—that is, beginning next year, large employers must offer affordable health insurance to full-time employees and their dependents or be subject to penalties. (This applies to employers with 50 or more full-time employees and will be phased in over two years, depending on employer size). What employers also need to focus on—though it won’t take effect until 2018—is the excise tax, also known as the “Cadillac Tax.” The tax applies to what the government considers “high-cost” employer health-benefit plans — for most workers, more than $10,200 annually for individuals and $27,500 for families. Employers will have to pay 40 cents of tax for every dollar of health-care costs that exceed those amounts.

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  • WCA Launches "Business Intel" Series With Healthcare Reform 2.0

  • MAR 26, 2014 | BIZ TIPS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, HEALTHCARE REFORM, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT | 0 COMMENTS

  • Breakfast Offers Westchester Businesses Information, Options, and Strategies for Health Insurance/Affordable Care Act

    The Westchester County Association today announced the launch of a new event series designed to give the Westchester business community the chance to learn from some of the region’s most knowledgeable, influential, and strategic thinkers. Through an array of events for members and the business community at-large, Business Intel will feature hot topics, trends, and tips (“business intel”) from leaders in healthcare, finance, real estate, technology, and more. First up is “Healthcare Reform 2.0,” a breakfast for employers and employees on April 3 featuring Kevin Smith, Northeast Exchange Solutions Leader with Mercer, offering strategies and guidance on evolving healthcare insurance models...

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  • Experts at WCA’s Next Lunch & Learn on September 19 to Discuss Potential Hazards of ACA for Business Owners Come October 1

  • AUG 26, 2013 | BIZ TIPS, HEALTHCARE REFORM, NYS GOV'T | 0 COMMENTS

  • What They Aren’t Telling You About the Health Benefits Exchange and more....

    The October 1st deadline is fast approaching. Open enrollment for the healthcare exchanges and compliance requirements for all businesses will begin. Gov. Cuomo is claiming that insurance products offered through New York Health Benefits Exchange will be 53% less on average than current individual rates. But how can insurance premiums be cut in half (on average) when medical costs continue to rise? True, the individual mandate enables insurers to trim premiums, because the risk can be spread over more policyholders – including healthy individuals, who typically didn’t buy insurance before. But there has to be more to the story. There is.

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