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Paychex: no clarity on ACA from the Supreme Court ruling

Local Rochester payroll company Paychex has issued a statement regarding the SCOTUS decision on ACA. Namely: that while the mandate has been upheld, there are still implementation questions to answer:

Paychex Reacts to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold the Individual Mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | Paychex Newsroom

The Supreme Court’s decision does not bring final clarity to the issue of health insurance coverage in the United States, and there is still much uncertainty surrounding its long term impact on employer-sponsored group health coverage. Additionally, the impact of this year’s elections on the law and its implementation is not yet known.

Of course, this is basically a sales pitch for a company whose primary roles, as stated in the press release, are payroll and benefits services. Uncertainty benefits them so long as they look like The Great Clarifier.

Still, I can’t help but wonder about the dangled question of elections. Are they just trying to maintain a marketable vagueness, or are they legitimately pushing for “regime change” in Washington?

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Paychex releases mobile app for businesses and their employees

This kind of makes me want to have my company’s payroll through Paychex:

Paychex Newsroom

“Paychex is proud to continue the expansion of its Software-as-a-Service offerings with the launch of Paychex Mobile. The app allows users to access their Paychex payroll, benefits, and retirement information when, where, and how they want—directly from the palm of their hand,” said Paychex President and CEO Martin Mucci. “With the launch of Paychex Mobile, we look forward to meeting the evolving needs our clients, while maintaining the personal service they rely on every day.”

Their new payroll app is available through iTunes and the Google Play library as well as Blackberry’s App World, for you dead-enders. Interestingly from a security standpoint, the app does not require that the employer use the app in order for any employee getting pay checks through Paychex to access their application. All that is required is credentials through Paychex’s authentication system. The press release does not specify how one goes about getting this sign-on information, however. And the app, which I’ve installed on my phone, doesn’t add any light to this question, either.