As a follow up from last year's podcast, our CFO Ron Shah returned as a featured guest on the CFO Thought Leader podcast with Jack Sweeney to reflect back on the last year as it relates to efforts made in advancing finance deeper into the operational side of Hodges-Mace. Ron discusses taking a more operational approach into [...]
By Jenny Riley and Bill Winter, Hodges-Mace The American Health Care Act (AHCA) just passed in the House of Representatives with a narrow vote of 217 to 213. The AHCA was introduced for a vote in the House on March 24th but was ultimately pulled from consideration before a vote took place. After much debate, [...]
As most of America likely knows by now, the ACA continues to be the healthcare law-of-the-land. The American Health Care Act (phase one of the Republicans’ repeal and replace objective) was initially scheduled for voting on March 23, 2017 – which also happens to be the 7-year anniversary of the passage of the ACA. The [...]
Repeal, Repair, Replace – or Relax? There are a lot of questions swirling about the future of PPACA and its impacts on employers and individuals. Will it be repealed? Will it be entirely replaced? Will it just be repaired? When can I just relax? There are five things for employers to keep in mind as [...]
2016 was a year of uncertainty for many Human Resources and Financial leaders as they continued to adapt to evolving trends in health care and compliance. Moreover, there were significant shifts in how employers approached their overall benefit delivery and management strategies. Below are areas where our clients saw the most change, and where we [...]
Dependent eligibility reviews are often thought of as a way to reduce employer cost for health care plans, but there are other reasons to engage in such a process. These reasons include, for example, the legal and financial issues employees may face from enrolling ineligible individuals on an employer group health care plan. You may [...]
Although President-Elect Trump and his recent appointments are promising to “Repeal and Replace” the ACA, Obamacare is still intact as we enter the 2016 reporting season. The good news is that, similar to last year, the IRS has extended the deadline for distribution of the individual 1095-Cs to March 2, 2017 and has extended the same “Good Faith” relief as it did in 2016. However, it remains important to make sure you are on top of the updates that have taken place this year, as even the “Good Faith” still requires employer proof. The list below highlights the form 1095-C and 1094-C changes for 2016.
In the Broadway musical Hamilton, King George famously sings to his former colonies a song titled, “What Comes Next?” This is a question many are posing in the aftermath of what some are calling the biggest upset in political history. As a leader in benefits administration, our clients (employees, employers, and their benefits consultants) have [...]
Some of the departments here at Hodges-Mace have recently gone through an on-site training session, provided by SkillPath, which centered on professional communication in the workplace. The purpose of the course material we used was to give us some additional tools and practical concepts to help in our interactions with internal and external customers. In [...]
Recently, Hodges-Mace CFO Ron Shah appeared on the Green Apple Podcast with John Garrett to discuss how bringing your personality to work can actually build trust, create positive energy, and increase engagement. Find out why Shah recommends everyone "rip the bandaid off." Listen to the entire podcast here.