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Archive | August, 2014

CM Smith’s John O’Connell Shares Insight on Taking Fiscal Control of Healthcare

On September 10, CM Smith President John O’Connell will discuss an emerging concept that helps employers reduce health benefit costs while improving the health of their employees. This innovative idea centers on controlling the fundamental issues that drive benefit costs and breaking the cycle of relying strictly on insurance carriers to determine loss trends without sharing […]

IRS Increases 9.5% Affordability Threshold-Or Did It?

On July 24, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released three Revenue Procedures (2014-46, 2014-37, and 2014-41), which provide guidance to individuals on their obligation to maintain minimum essential coverage (MEC) under the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) so-called “individual mandate.” Most notably for employers is that, in Revenue Procedure 2014-37, the IRS increased the threshold […]