HR Dive: Employers move on as healthcare reform fails—for now

At any rate, it doesn’t seem reasonable to stress out over the past week’s developments, Fowler said. Of course, vigilance should be taken in the event that serious reform is passed, even if that is short of a full-stop replacement. But there are more important matters. “Follow the horse race — it’s exciting,” Fowler said, […] Senate’s Obamacare replacement bill to boost health savings accounts

“These changes are welcomed by employers,” Shandon Fowler, senior director of employer portfolio strategy at benefits administrator Benefitfocus. “Overall, they give employers more flexibility to drive employees to make the best choices for themselves and their families.” Roughly 60 percent of large employers offer an HSA-compatible health plan to workers and half of the employees enrolled […]

HR Dive: Forecasting the ACA compliance storm: Cloudy with a chance of repeal

  • February 27, 2017
  • Press

“The irony of the ACA was to bring a more consumer-centric approach to healthcare,” Fowler said. The industry attempted to help smooth what had been a rocky transition in several ways, including the growth of private insurance exchanges. Though private exchanges didn’t solve core problems outright, Fowler said the technological advances that made them possible […]

How Consumer-Driven Digital Enrollment Has Transformed Health Care Benefits

  • January 24, 2017
  • Blog

On Friday, January 20, the 45th President of the United States of America was sworn into office. That same day, he made the opening move in his campaign promise to repeal Obamacare. President Trump’s Executive Order on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was largely symbolic, but it sent the intended message that he’s serious about ACA […]