Obama Win Means Businesses Must Get Serious About Health Reform

Photo Courtesy of Kansas City Business Journal

President Obama’s re-election means a small group of employers must scramble to comply with the federal health reform law, but for most, it means continuing to tackle the looming question of handling rising costs while also keeping employees happy and improving their health.

“Those are three mighty big obstacles,” said Mark Whiting, a Kansas City-based principal with benefits consultant Mercer.

Various surveys have shown that roughly 15 percent of employers were waiting until after the election to commit to requirements, and they’ll have to move full speed ahead, Whiting said. Most employers, particularly large ones, have been working to comply with the law, especially following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the law. Read more on Kansas City Business Journal.

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