Health Reform

An Update on the Proposed ACA Repeal

April 19, 2017

An Update on the Proposed ACA Repeal While the country waits to see what, if anything, members of Congress can agree upon as it relates to a new approach for the repair or repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Kaiser Family Foundation’s latest poll shows three quarters of the public – including a […]


Potential Drawbacks of ACA Repeal for Small Businesses

February 21, 2017

President Trump said in a recorded interview that aired on Super Bowl Sunday that any “replacement” for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) might take until 2018. U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) has said he expects things to happen more quickly. In the middle are small business owners and their employees who wonder […]


What’s Likely to Stay – and Go – as Part of Proposed ACA Repeal

January 16, 2017

What’s Likely to Stay – and Go – as Part of Proposed ACA Repeal While we don’t know with certainty the timetable for any repeal (or repeal and replacement) of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there are some parts of the current law expected to remain in place, and others that could likely go away […]


What Small Business Can Expect Under Obamacare Repeal

January 5, 2017

What Small Business Can Expect Under Obamacare Repeal There is some uncertainty regarding the timetable for the “full repeal and replacement” of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by President-elect Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress. However, no matter how long it may take, there are changes small business owners can expect as part of any 2017 […]


ACA Repeal Could Take Years

December 21, 2016

ACA Repeal Could Take Years There’s a lot of talk – and, perhaps, even more being written – about President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to work with the new Republican-controlled Congress in 2017 to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Some members of Congress have said it will be their first legislation action taken in the […]


Health Care Changes to Expect with a Trump Administration

November 28, 2016

Health Care Changes to Expect with a Trump Administration There’s a lot of speculation about what’s to come from the new Trump White House and the Republican-controlled Congress in 2017. After all, leading up to the November election, candidate Donald Trump levied a lot of criticism on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and he pledged […]


The New California Gold Rush

November 1, 2016

The New California Gold Rush   California’s revolutionary expansion of the small group employer category has greatly increased new business opportunities for brokers who adapt to the healthcare reform-driven marketplace. As it played out, this year, the Golden State is one of only four (including Colorado, New York and Vermont) that moved forward with the […]


What Are Some Major Trends Affecting Large Groups?

November 1, 2016

What Are Some Major Trends Affecting Large Groups?   Rick Coburn, CAHU President: To a great extent, the major trends for large groups mirror the trends for small groups. An aging population with increased medical needs is one factor that influences the trend of rising health care expenses. This has moderated somewhat in the past few […]


How the Election Results Could Change the Affordable Care Act

September 30, 2016

How the Election Results Could Change the Affordable Care Act   With the first presidential debate for 2016 now in the rear view mirror, it’s a good time to take a look at how the results of the upcoming election could affect health care and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The two […]


ACA For Small Business: An Infographic Timeline for Health Care Reform

July 7, 2016

A Timeline for Health Care Reform   Over the last six years small business owners have had numerous questions about the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on their employee benefits administration process. Since its inception, the ACA (Obamacare) has introduced dozens of policy changes including: adding new age requirements, implementing business tax credits , […]