Monthly Archives: May 2014

I.R.S. Bars Employers From Dumping Workers Into Health Exchanges – NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — Many employers had thought they could shift health costs to the government by sending their employees to a health insurance exchange with a tax-free contribution of cash to help pay premiums, but the Obama administration has squelched the idea in a new ruling. Such arrangements do not satisfy the health care law, the administration said, and employers may be subject to a tax penalty of $100 a day — or $36,500 a year — for each employee who goes into the individual marketplace……

I.R.S. Bars Employers From Dumping Workers Into Health Exchanges – NYTimes.com.

Pence to unveil multipronged plan to expand health insurance

PenceGov. Mike Pence will unveil his detailed plan to expand health insurance coverage to low-income Hoosiers on Thursday morning at two press events around the state.

Pence’s plan involves a combination of the Healthy Indiana Plan, employer-sponsored health plans and health savings accounts, according to an invitation email sent Tuesday to Indiana health care officials. The Healthy Indiana Plan, or HIP, currently enrolls about 40,000 Hoosiers who contribute a portion of their incomes to something like health savings accounts.

Read More via: Indianapolis Business Journal | IBJ.com.

Massachusetts ditches RomneyCare health exchange – POLITICO.com

RomneyCare’s pioneering health insurance exchange is headed for the scrap heap.

Bay State officials are taking steps this week to junk central parts of their dysfunctional health insurance exchange — the model for President Barack Obama’s health care law — and merge with the federal enrollment site HealthCare.gov.