News & Insights - Healthcare Reform

Gowrie Group will keep you up-to-date on the reform regulations that affect your employee benefit program. As provisions take effect and regulations change, let us be your Health Care Reform source every step of the way.

3/4/2014 Gowrie Group Benefits Buzz: Final Regulations on Employer Shared Responsibility portion of ACA Read more >>
2/4/2014 Gowrie Group Benefits Buzz: US DOL releases definition of "expected benefits", IRS Guidelines on benefit plan elections for same-sex spouses Read more >>
1/21/2014 Gowrie Group Benefits Bulletin: 1st Quarter 2014 Read more >>
1/7/2014 Gowrie Group Benefits Buzz - Key Changes to 2015 Reinsurance Program Read more >>
12/10/2013 Gowrie Group Benefits Buzz - FSA changes, Individual mandate penalties Read more >>
11/6/2013 Gowrie Group Benefits Buzz: Model Notices of Privacy Practices, Changes to Small Employer Tax Credit for 2014 Read more >>
10/7/2013 Gowrie Group Benefits Buzz: IRS ruling on same-sex couples, Individual Mandate for January 2014 Read more >>
10/21/2013 Gowrie Group Benefits Bulletin - 4th Quarter 2013 Read more >>
9/9/2013 Gowrie Group Benefits Buzz: Department of Labor details on FMLA for Same Sex Spouses, Model Exchange Notices Read more >>
8/20/2013 Health Care Reform: Model Exchange/Marketplace Notice to Employees Read more >>
8/15/2013 Health Care Reform: Small Group Eligible for Health Care Tax Credit Read more >>
8/6/2013 Gowrie Group Benefits Buzz: Delay of Employer Mandate penalties, Individual Mandate exemptions Read more >>
7/31/2013 Gowrie Group Benefits: Gowrie Answers Your Healthcare Reform Questions Read more >>
7/29/2013 Gowrie Group Benefits Bulletin - 3rd Quarter 2013 Read more >>
7/24/2013 Gowrie Group Benefits Buzz: Wellness Programs, PCORI Fees Read more >>
7/16/2013 Health Care Reform: IRS Guidance on the Delay of Employer Mandate Penalties and Reporting Requirements Read more >>
7/8/2013 Health Care Reform: PCORI Fee: Does this fee apply to your group? Read more >>
7/3/2013 Health Care Reform Breaking News: Key Provision of Affordable Care Act Delayed Until 2015 Read more >>
5/21/2013 Gowrie Group Benefits Bulletin - 2nd Quarter 2013 Read more >>
5/17/2013 Health Care Reform: DOL Issues Model Exchange Notice and Sets Compliance Deadline Read More >>
4/22/2013 Health Care Reform: Early Renewals Offered to Small Employers Read More >>
4/15/2013 Health Care Reform: "Cadillac" Tax on High-cost Health Coverage Read More >>
4/9/2013 Health Care Reform: Pay or Play Penalty Identifying Full time Employees Read More >>
3/21/2013 Health Care Reform: Proposed Guidance Issued on 90-day Waiting Period Limit Read More >>
2/28/2013 Health Care Reform: Enrollment in Health Insurance Exchanges Read More >>
2/1/2013 Gowrie Group Benefits Bulletin - 1st Quarter 2013 Read more >>
2/1/2013 Health Care Reform: FAQs on the Individual Mandate Read More >>
1/30/2013 Health Care Reform: Individual Mandate Read More >>
1/15/2013 Health Care Reform: Proposed Rule Issued on Health Insurance Exchanges Read More >>
1/9/2013 Health Care Reform: Large Employers Subject to Pay or Play Penalty Read More >>
1/3/2013 Health Care Reform: Proposed Rules Released on Employer Penalties Read More >>
1/1/2013 Health Care Reform: FAQs on the Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions Read More >>
12/27/2012 Health Care Reform: Determining "Minimum Value" of Health Plan Coverage Read More >>
12/15/2012 Health Care Reform: FAQs on Exchanges, Market Reforms and Medicaid Read More >>
12/10/2012 Health Care Reform:Proposed Reinsurance Fees Will Cost Group Health Plans Read More >>
12/4/2012 Health Care Reform: Questions and Answers on Additional Medicare Tax Read More >>
11/28/2012 Health Care Reform: Proposed Rule on Essential Health Benefits, Actuarial Value and Accreditation Standards Read More >>
11/27/2012 Health Care Reform: Proposed Rules on Workplace Wellness Programs Read More >>
11/20/2012 Health Care Reform: Proposed Rule on Health Insurance Reforms and Rate Review Read More >>
11/20/2012 Health Care Reform: Interim Final Rules on Patients Bill of Rights - Lifetime and Annual Limits Read More >>
11/16/2012 Health Care Reform: State Insurance Exchange Deadline Extended Again Read More >>
11/7/2012 Health Care Reform: Obama Wins Re-election: Health Care Reform Law Here to Stay Read More >>
10/20/2012 Health Care Reform: 2013 Compliance Checklist Read More >>
10/18/2012 Health Care Reform: Employer Penalties - IRS Examples for Determining Full-time Status Read More >>
9/20/2012 Health Care Reform: IRS Issues Guidance on 90 Day Waiting Period Read More >>
9/15/2012 Health Care Reform: IRS Issues Guidance on Employer Penalties - Full-time Status and Using W-2 Wages Read More >>
8/24/2012 Health Care Reform: MLR Rebates Compliance Steps for ERISA Plan Sponsors Read More >>
8/23/2012 Health Care Reform: How Employers Should Handle MLR Rebates Read More >>
8/1/2012 Health Care Reform: Self-insured Plans Under Health Care Reform Read More >>
8/1/2012 Health Care Reform: Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Temprary Safe Harbor for Religious Employers Read More >>
7/27/2012 Health Care Reform: Federal Court Blocks Contraceptive Mandate Read More >>
7/16/2012 Health Care Reform: Supreme Court Ruling What it Means for Employers Read More >>
7/3/2012 Health Care Reform: Health Care Reform Standards for Reinsurance, Risk Corridors and Risk Adjustment Read More >>
6/29/2012 Health Care Reform: Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform Read More >>
5/31/2012 Health Care Reform: IRS Provides Guidance on $2,500 Health FSA Limit Read More >>
5/15/2012 Health Care Reform: Q&As on Medical Loss Ratio Rules Read More >>
5/14/2012 Health Care Reform: Summary of Benefits and Coverage Read More >>
5/14/2012 Health Care Reform: More FAQs Issued on Summary of Benefits and Coverage Read More >>
4/21/2012 Health Care Reform: Health Insurance Exchanges Read More >>
4/20/2012 Health Care Reform: Supreme Court Hears Health Care Reform Law Challenge Read More >>
3/22/2012 Health Care Reform: Administration Seeks Input on Contraceptive Coverage for Religious Employers Read More >>
2/23/2012 Health Care Reform: HHS Issues FAQs on Essential Health Benefits Read More >>
2/23/2012 Health Care Reform: Types of Coverage Subject to Form W-2 Reporting Read More >>
2/21/2012 Health Care Reform: Compromise on Contraceptive Coverage for Religious Employers Read More >>
2/13/2012 Health Care Reform: FAQs on Enrollment and Employer Shared Responsibility Requirements Read More >>
2/7/2012 Benefits February Newsletter: EEOC Regs impact age discrimmination claims, and more... Read More >>
1/30/2012 Benefits Q1 Bulletin: Workplace Wellness, Misclassifying Workers, Helping Employees, and more... Read More >>
1/17/2012 Benefits January Newsletter: 2011 Healthcare Reform developments, and more... Read More >>
1/5/2012 Health Care Reform: IRS Q&As on Form W-2 Reporting Read More >>
1/5/2012 Health Care Reform: IRS Issues Additional Guidance on W-2 Reporting Read More >>
10/11/2011 Benefits October Newsletter: COBRA premium subsidy program and the proposed guidance by the IRS on the "Pay or Play" requirements mandated by Healthcare Reform...  Read More >>
9/14/2011 Benefits September Newsletter: Open Enrollment Meetings, Preventive Guidelines for women  Read More >>
8/8/2011 Benefits August Newsletter: Common legal mistakes on employee handbooks, stress management through wellness initiatives, and more…  Read More >>
7/25/2011 Benefits July Newsletter: Information on employee retention, promoting active employee lifestyles, and more…  Read More >>
7/5/2011 Benefits Q3 Bulletin: New Rule Controlling Premium Increases, Wellness Initiatives, Consumer Driven Health Plans, and more…  Read More >>
6/6/2011 Benefits June Newsletter: 2012 Annual HSA Contribution limits, New Medicare Part D Model Disclosure Notices, and more…  Read More >>
5/10/2011 Benefits May Newsletter: Wellness programs, Form 1099 requirements, and more…  Read More >>
4/29/2011 Benefits Q2 Bulletin: Workplace Wellness, Misclassifying Workers, Helping Employees, and more…  Read More >>
10/25/2010 Health Care Reform: IRS delays Form W-2 Reporting Requirement  Read More >>
10/21/2010 Health Care Reform: Legislative Brief - IRS Delays W-2 Reporting  Read More >>
09/7/2010 Health Care Reform: 3 changes go into effect on September 23rd  Read More >>
04/20/2010 Health Care Reform: Small Business Health Care Tax Credit  Read More >>
03/30/2010 Health Care Reform and Your Employee Benefit
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