Enrollment First Offers Comprehensive Client Solutions for Ineligible Workers

Enrollment First Offers Comprehensive Client Solutions for Ineligible Workers

On June 25, the US Supreme Court preserved federal funding for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA” or “Obamacare”) in all 50 states. With this most recent ruling, the Affordable Care Act has now survived every major test and legislative challenge and is now the undeniable law of the land. Businesses should expect … Continue reading »

Staffing Industry and Employer Mandate Regulations

Staffing Industry and Employer Mandate Regulations

Temporary staffing firms and PPACA are at odds. Recent employer mandate regulations published by the IRS on February 10, 2014, reveal the tension: the IRS worries that if staffing firms get any breaks, businesses will be incentivized to use staffing firms to minimize their PPACA obligations, while staffing firms worry that the added costs of … Continue reading »

Target to Drop Part-time Coverage in April—Looking at Alternatives for Part-Timers

Target to Drop Part-time Coverage in April—Looking at Alternatives for Part-Timers

Target announced recently that they will discontinue offering health insurance plans to their part-time employees beginning April 1, 2014. With this announcement, Target joins a trend of cutting part-time coverage including companies like Trader Joe’s and Home Depot. While this strategy is effective for certain employers, other employers may not yield a significant benefit from … Continue reading »

Three Million on Exchanges

Three Million on Exchanges

From the Desk of Alex Renfro On January 24, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that they estimated three million individuals had enrolled in a private health insurance plan on the federal and state-based exchanges. This statistic reveals two aspects of PPACA that many will want to consider. First, the more individual plans … Continue reading »

Hazen Mirts to Speak at Florida Messenger Association’s Winter Meeting in Orlando

Hazen Mirts, founder and CEO of Enrollment First, Inc., has been invited to present at the Florida Messenger Association’s annual Winter Meeting on January 25 in Orlando, Florida. The focus of this year’s Winter Meeting is “Taking the Business Gamble,” and in the interests of messengers, couriers, and transportation services, and their companies, planning a business model … Continue reading »

PPACA/Obamacare…The Scrawny Cow Fallacy

PPACA/Obamacare…The Scrawny Cow Fallacy

From the desk of Eric Ratliff: In a recent publication by the Wall Street Journal an article outlined the opportunity for a certain classification of employers to offer health plans that meet the minimum required coverage required by PPACA. Please see that video at the link below: http://live.wsj.com/video/employers-eye-bare-bones-health-plans/CB1C5609-1DDE-47B4-8402-A8014AF1FAED.html#!CB1C5609-1DDE-47B4-8402-A8014AF1FAED In response to this, the following News … Continue reading »

IRS Issues New Regs: Learn What They Mean

IRS Issues New Regs: Learn What They Mean

Below find information on the new IRS regs as they pertain to the Affordable Care Act. From the desk of Alex Renfro: After some publications from major news sources have offered confused and potentially dangerous interpretations of the new regulations, we would like to offer a basic interpretation of the IRS’ proposal. The new regulations … Continue reading »

Tall Orders

Tall Orders

As we race closer to 2014, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to impose its will upon companies. This photo, offered by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, is a 7-foot tall stack of PPACA regulations. It starkly displays the stress, struggle, and confusion that businesses are faced with NOW in planning for PPACA … Continue reading »