Articles In The Latest Issue: April 2014GFR Cover

Managing Public-Sector Retiree Health-Care Benefits under the Affordable Care Act
A new health-care landscape is taking shape, providing access to health-care benefits through the ACA’s state exchanges. These changes create uncertainty and confusion, but also – potentially – opportunities.
Michael Nadol, Jim Link, and Adam Benson

Proven Techniques for Getting Returns from Employee Wellness Programs
Wellness programs offer a considerable potential return on the investment, but they must be properly designed if the employer is to realize that return.
Shayne Kavanagh, Carey Adamson, and Chris Shanahan

ACA Action Steps for 2014: Another Look at the Shared Responsibility Provisions
Now that the final employer shared responsibility regulations have been issued, employers must once again take steps to determine whether they are subject to the shared responsibility provisions and, if so, to determine how they can avoid shared responsibility penalties.
Christopher S. Sears

Cracking the Code on Health-Care Costs
Bringing down the growth rate in health-care spending will take time and vigilance. The goal in each state should be to lower the growth rate of the cost of care per individual to a level that approximates the state’s economic growth rate.
The State Health Care Cost Containment Commission

Making Sure You’re Really Ready: Compliance and Costs
As employers work to implement the requirements of the ACA, they also need to make the right decisions in order to keep costs low while providing continuity of services.
Charlie DeWitt

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