Mercer, as the largest US provider of strategic health care program consulting, brokerage, communication and administration solutions for small, medium and large employers and government entities, has more than three decades of industry leadership in researching, designing, implementing and tracking the adoption of innovative health solutions.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
As the ACA’s early retiree reinsurance program (ERRP) prepares to close at year-end, CMS last week set deadlines for participating plan sponsors' reports and submissions. Sponsors have until July 31 to submit reimbursement requests and report inaccuracies in already processed requests.
ARE YOU PREPARED FOR HEALTH CARE REFORM?
Mercer has developed a HealthCare Reform Screening and Check-up to help you prepare now for the changes ahead.
Screening: PPACA requirements, your risks, recommendation of what needs to be done
Check-up: All Screening elements plus development of compliance and communication strategies
Health care reform toolkit
Mercer has also prepared a communication toolkit including a communication timeline, and the context and language you may use to communicate the 2013 health care reform provisions that apply to employees.
Buy the toolkit
UPCOMING WEBCAST NEW!
Health care reform's impact on higher education - 23 May 2013
You have heard a lot about health care reform, but what does it really mean for academic institutions? Join us on Thursday, May 23 at 1:00pm ET and we will break it down for you with a brief overview of the law and how it applies to higher education. Higher costs due to health care reform may increase budget pressure and impact investment strategies. Our speakers will identify efficient cost-effective strategies to comply with the excise tax, benefits eligibility of adjuncts and graduate assistants, communication requirements and more.
PRIVATE BENEFITS EXCHANGE NFOGRAPHICS NEW!
Health reform poses biggest challenges to companies with the most part-time and low-paid employees.
Sometimes lost in the furor surrounding health reform is the fact that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will affect some employers far more than others.
When asked to estimate the cost impact of the key provisions that go into effect in 2014, a recent survey of 1,203 employers conducted by Mercer found that 60% expect some increase in cost; one-third of those expect an increase of 5% or more.
EMPLOYER-SPONSORED HEALTHCARE: WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
How will employers react as health care reform moves forward? That is perhaps the most significant question facing the health care industry – and the American public. The results from a recent Oliver Wyman survey of over 1,300 employers provide a glimpse into what motivates employers when it comes to providing health care coverage and identifies the four pathways they are likely to follow.