Tag Archives: PPACA

Hobby Lobby Decision Limits PPACA’s Contraceptive Mandate

Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision

Employers who have religious convictions that would prohibit them from paying for contraceptive services have gotten some help from the Supreme Court today in the long-awaited Hobby Lobby case. Continue reading →

Checkup Time for Health Care Professionals

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Change in U.S. health care often seems to be moving at the pace of an ambulance with its lights and sirens on. Fast. We hear a lot these days about the changes that health insurance buyers are facing with Obamacare, … Continue reading →

Survey: Employers Appear Committed to Providing Medical Benefits, Despite Health Care Reform Concerns


Our 2014 Health Care Reform Survey suggest that, despite concerns over health care reform, organizations plan to continue employer-sponsored health plans. Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2013

Scariest Risks

Halloween season always puts us in a dark frame of mind here at WillisWire, reflecting not on ghosts and goblins but on all the scary risks we help our clients prepare for.  This year, 18 of our bloggers submitted the … Continue reading →

Health Care Reform and Private Exchanges: How are They Connected?

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Now that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) mandate that larger employers provide health care coverage for their workers or pay penalties has been delayed until 2015, employers have been asking how this delay will affect private Health … Continue reading →

Innovation, Strategy and Market Disruption – Re-thinking Health Care in a Post-Reform Environment


In this year's annual Willis Health Care Forum, keynote speaker Dr. Michael Raynor goes into great detail about how health care organizations must focus on innovation. Continue reading →

Thoughts from Bermuda: The 2013 CAS Conference on Reinsurance


Every year reinsurance actuaries and other professionals gather to collaborate and discuss a wide range of issues facing the reinsurance industry. Continue reading →

Re-Engineering Your Hospital Risk Management Department for a Post Health Care Reform Era

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In the world of decreasing reimbursements, risk managers of not-for-profit hospitals will have to work diligently to show their value to the organization. Continue reading →

Employers Don’t Know What Health Care Reform is Costing Them

Healthcare Reform Cost Impact: 2012-2013 Survey

While many employers believe that health care reform will not increase costs, more than half of them haven’t even started to calculate those costs. So said this year’s survey of U.S. employers about the effects of health care reform on … Continue reading →

Post-Election: Employers Need to Review Options for PPACA in 2014

Obama Meets Doctos in Oval Office

Whether you are red or blue, we now know it is unlikely the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will be repealed or significantly altered with President Obama being reelected and the Senate staying in Democratic control. For employers, 2014 and the implementation of the “Pay or Play” mandate is now looming on the horizon. Continue reading →