Congressional leaders are currently sending mixed signals on whether they will make another attempt to fully repeal the ACA. That gives us an opportunity to take a closer look at recent legislative proposals involving a common feature of employer sponsored health insurance coverage: the health savings account (HSA).
Health care is emerging as a hot topic in the Illinois legislature, where almost 6,000 new bills are expected to be filed by mid-February. Understanding Illinois’ unique legislative process is the key to knowing what to expect in the 2018 legislative season.
Tax reform passed both houses of Congress in December and was signed by the President on Dec. 22, 2017. Several weeks after passage, there is some misunderstanding about what is actually in the bill, especially provisions relating to health care. Here is a review of some common misconceptions about the bill and other details affecting how health care is funded or incentivized.
After a year dominated by an extended state biennial budget debate, a special session focused on addressing the opioid epidemic, and Foxconn, the 2017 Wisconsin legislative calendar is coming to an end with a flurry of last-minute activity in Madison.
Last week the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate each passed tax reform proposals out of the Ways and Means and Finance committees, respectively.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) amended the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) to allow employers to offer incentives to their employees in exchange for voluntary participation in “health-contingent” wellness programs. The design of these wellness programs could include requiring employees to share personal information in order to show they were satisfying the terms of the given wellness program.