Affordable Care Act Repeal and Replacement Bills: What Could it Mean for ‎Employers and Employees?‎

On March 6, 2017, House Republicans introduced two coordinated bills to the Ways and Means Committee and the Energy and Commerce Committee designed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care... Read More

March 21, 2017
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IRS Announces New PCORI Fees for 2017

Employers with self-insured health plans must pay the annual fee by July 31 The annual fee to fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), paid by employers that sponsor self-insured... Read More

November 10, 2016
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ACA Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Fee Filing Deadline Approaching

This is an early reminder that employers with insured plans/HRA arrangements are required to report and pay the 2015 ACA Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees for the HRA plan... Read More

July 1, 2016
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Marketplace Insurance Exchange Notices to Employers Are Coming

A few weeks ago, the Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight, an agency of the ‎Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”), issued guidance regarding the 2016 “Employer ‎Notice... Read More

June 14, 2016
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Obama Administration Drafts Executive Order That Would Require All Federal Government Contractors and Their Subcontractors to Provide Paid Sick Leave

The Obama administration recently drafted an Executive Order designed to regulate benefits offered by federal contractors and subcontractors. The order would require federal contractors and their subcontractors to provide at... Read More

August 21, 2015
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Department of Labor Releases Workplace Wellness Programs Research Report

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently published a report on Workplace Wellness Programs, an analysis of services offered, participation and incentives. Click here for the full report. The report focuses... Read More

May 6, 2015
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2014 Rate Increase Announced for SCA Health and Welfare Fringe Benefits

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its annual memorandum noting a rate increase for Service Contract Act (SCA) Health and Welfare Fringe Benefits. The new rate is $4.02 per... Read More

July 24, 2014
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IRS Issues Regulations Regarding Affordable Care Act Reporting Requirements

The Affordable Care Act established two new IRS reporting requirements regarding group health coverage offered to employees. Each new reporting rule requires a detailed report to be filed each year... Read More

May 5, 2014
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Transitional Reinsurance Fees To Begin in 2014

One of the components of the ACA that will come into play this calendar year is the transitional reinsurance program. The purpose of the program is to help stabilize premiums... Read More

March 11, 2014
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Health Insurance Mandate Delayed For Medium-Sized Employers

Obama Administration delays health insurance mandate for medium-sized employers For the second time since last year, the White House is giving certain employers a grace period before they must offer... Read More

February 12, 2014
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Guidance for Healthcare Exchange/Marketplace Notices

DOL Issues Formal Guidance for the Employee Notice of Coverage Options Perhaps one of the most important elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — the Health Insurance Exchange/Marketplace —... Read More

September 16, 2013
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IRS Issues Guidance on Tax Treatment of Employee Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses

Details on These Tax Treatment Changes Since its enactment in 1996, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which forms part of the United States Code, has prohibited the federal government... Read More

September 3, 2013
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