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The Affordable Care Act does not require businesses to provide health benefits to their workers, but larger employers face penalties starting in 2014 if they don't make affordable coverage available. This simple flowchart illustrates how those employer responsibilities work.

The Affordable Care Act will reduce the number of people without health insurance by expanding eligibility for Medicaid and providing tax credits that make insurance more affordable for people buying coverage on their own through new health insurance Exchanges. The Congressional Budget Office projects that 32 million more people will have insurance by 2019. Find out who gets covered and how with this simple flowchart, created as part of the Visualizing Health Policy series with The Journal of the American Medical Association.

Pretty much everyone I talk to says they would be better at their job if they had more time to think.

Also, when I ask, “What are your biggest time sinks?” the vast majority of people say “email.” But almost no one says that email is the most important thing they do.

The U.S. Supreme Court, on March 26, 2012, the first day of three days set aside by the court to hear arguments on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care reform act, considered the little publicized yet crucial issue of whether the Anti-Injunction Act, a law passed in 1867, prevents the court from issuing a ruling in the lawsuit before it (Department of Health and Human Services v. Florida, No. 11-398).

Interesting stats to consider for HR executives and managers.

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

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This legislation comes as a shot to business groups, many of whom regard credit checks as a safeguard against hiring people who may have trouble with money for positions of trust that involving the handling of money. According to a 2012 SHRM survey, among organizations that initiate credit background checks, 87 percent do so for positions with financial responsibilities.