The employment-based health benefits system is the most common type of coverage in the U.S., and is also at the center of one the most hotly debated issues in American politics. Whether you support Medicare for all, single-payer or some other plan, the fact is you’re most likely to be affected by changes in regulation that impact employment-based coverage.
In an example of what NOT to do to as a tactic to manage group health costs, Dave & Busters was recently ordered to pay $7.4 million to workers in the proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit alleging the company reduced employees’ hours to render them ineligible for company health coverage.
As we kick off 2019, it probably comes as no surprise that the debate over healthcare continues to rage on, but there have been recent developments that might affect both individual and employer-sponsored health coverage in the coming year.
Under New York law and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the definition of "small group," as it relates to health plan eligibility, was established to be 1-100 employees, as of January 1, 2016.