Healthcare Reform and Associations: What Will It Mean For You?

Henry Smith posted an interesting and relevant piece in the ASAE Resources section yesterday about the new regulations that association employers will be responsible for under ACA implementation. Smith is an employee health benefits attorney with Smith & Downey, P.A. Smith’s post stresses that penalties for not complying with the ACA are severe, so association… Read more »

The Partnership: A Third Road to ACA Exchange Implementation

As ACA implementation begins for federal and state governments there is one path to health care exchange creation hasn’t been widely reported on: the federal-state partnership. The “partnership” option is a hybrid alternative that gives state and federal governments differing levels of control and responsibility over the exchange. Details have been few from HHS on… Read more »

The Healthcare Sleeper Issue that Will Affect Your Association

One often overlooked issue in ACA implementation that will affect associations is the fee beginning in 2014 designed to cover the cost of insuring people with pre-existing conditions. An AP report Tuesday details the cost to employers will likely be $63 per employee per year, a cost that could total tens of millions of dollars for… Read more »

Georgia Association Provides Free Dental Care During Clinic

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy On August 12 and 13, the Georgia Dental Association hosted a free clinic to provide dental care at no cost to low- and no-income Georgia adults. The program, dubbed “Georgia Mission of Mercy” (GMOM), has received national attention for the association’s efforts to… Read more »