As February turns the corner, we are focused on setting the tone for health in the new year. We have several wellness programs that could help your employees save on medical premiums. Give Davenport & Associates a call today to learn more about programs and policies that could benefit your employees, and by extension, your business.
Obamacare hits 12.7M customers for 2016, HHS reports
HealthCare.gov CEO Kevin Counihan singled out several towns, including many in Texas, as places where enrollment grew rapidly. He also said people seemed to be aware of the “individual mandate” tax for shirking insurance. That penalty starts at about $700 for 2016.
Tweak to ‘Cadillac Tax’ Hated by Business Wins Obama No Friends
The tax was key in financing the Affordable Care Act’s insurance coverage expansions, and was intended to slow the rise of health-care costs by putting pressure on employers to limit their benefits and push for lower prices from hospitals and doctors. The year-end spending deal that Obama signed in December postponed the start of the Cadillac tax by two years, until 2020. The Congressional Budget Office said the delay would result in lost revenue of $17.7 billion over 10 years.
The Five Principles of Organizational Resilience
The ability to respond quickly, decisively and effectively to unforeseen and unpredictable forces is now an enterprise imperative. Almost every enterprise that has attained peak performance got there by applying five principles, becoming agile, responsive and resilient.