Tag Archives: PPACA

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

healthcare reform

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Whether you are red or blue, we now know it is unlikely the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will be repealed or significantly altered with President Obama being reelected and the Senate staying in Democratic control.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 →

Our Scariest Risks II: The Wrath of Risk

Scariest Risks

With Frankenstorm bearing down on the U.S. East Coast, and Halloween approaching, it’s time for the WillisWire team to sit around our screens and share the terrifying tales that keep our clients awake at night. I’ve asked each of our … Continue reading →

Preparing for Federal Agencies on the Prowl

Preparing for an Audit

As the IRS, U.S. Dept. of Labor and other federal agencies continue to step up enforcement of employer practices and employee benefit plans,  the potential for an organization to be subject to an audit is very real. Employers have reported anecdotally … Continue reading →

Health Care Transformation is Underway but the Industry Needs to Work out the Kinks

Even before the Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of health care reform, a transformation in the health care industry was already underway as health care organizations began to consider what shape their business models might take in the context … Continue reading →

Don’t Wait for Election Day to Prepare for Health Reform

Some employers were hoping the Supreme Court would make PPACA go away. Don’t make the same mistake with the fall elections. Continue reading →

What Will Health Care Reform Decision Mean to Employer Plans?

However the Supreme Court rules about Health Care Reform this month, employers will have to figure out how the ruling and subsequent political fallout will affect their group medical plans. Here is our overview of the issues associated with each possible outcome. Continue reading →

Willis Health Care Reform Survey: What Employers Think

COST IMPACT OF HEALTH CARE REFORM

The Willis Human Capital Practice surveyed more than 2,300 employers in a wide range business sizes, industries, and geographic regions to learn how things were going in their preparation for Health Care Reform (PPACA). What we found was that the costs and benefits of the Act are coming into greater focus for employers now that the Act has entered the implementation phase. Continue reading →