Health Care Law Makes Tax Season Tougher for Small Companies

As more requirements of the health care law take effect, income tax filing season becomes more complex for small businesses. Companies required to offer health insurance have new forms to complete providing details of their coverage. Owners whose payrolls have hovered around the threshold where insurance is mandatory need to be sure their coverage — […]

Health Care Law Forces Businesses to Consider Growth’s Costs

When LaRonda Hunter opened a Fantastic Sams hair salon 10 years ago in Saginaw, Tex., a suburb of Fort Worth, she envisioned it as the first of what would eventually be a small regional collection of salons. As her sales grew, so did her business, which now encompasses four locations — but her plans for […]

Employer-covered insurance doesn’t drop despite ACA, report finds

The percentage of workers covered by employer-sponsored health insurance has held steady, despite arguments that the Affordable Care Act would spur a decline. Between June 2013 and March 2015 just over 70% of U.S. workers were covered by a plan provided by their employer, according to a study released Wednesday by the Urban Institute Health […]

How Do You Get Patients to Engage?

With more quality and pricing data available now than ever before, insurers and employers are trying to figure out how to steer patients toward high-performing, low-cost doctors. Companies such as the Leapfrog Group and nonprofits like FAIR Health are creating tools that make medical data easier to access, but turning patients into rational consumers is […]

OSHA Releases New ‘It’s The Law’ Poster

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a new version of its “Job Safety and Health – It’s The Law!” poster. Background Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), employers have certain responsibilities, including the obligation to: Provide their employees with a safe workplace; Follow all relevant safety and health standards; […]

On Demand Doctor Apps are Here

New smartphone apps can deliver doctors to your doorstep. Heal is a smartphone app similar to the on-demand car service Uber, but instead of a car, a doctor shows up at your door. Users download the app and then type in a few details such as address and the reason for the visit. After adding […]