Category Archives: Healthcare Reform Blog

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

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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 Act (“ACA”). The bills are collectively referred to as the “American Health Care Act” (which will be referred to hereafter as the “Proposed Legislatio ... Read More

ACA Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Fee Filing Deadline Approaching

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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 no later than July 31, 2016. The IRS has adjusted the ACA fee amount for this year to $2.17 per insured life. As in previous years, employers must repo ... Read More

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

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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 least 56 hours (7 days) of paid sick leave per year to employees. The paid sick leave could be used to treat employee illness ... Read More