Category Archives: H&W

DOL Announces Reduced SCA H&W Fringe Benefit Rate for SCA Contracts Governed By New Federal Paid Sick Leave Requirements

By | ACA, Affordable Care Act, Department of Labor, Fringe Benefit, Fringe Rate, Government Contact, Government Contractors, H&W, Healthcare and Welfare, SCA, Service Contract Act, Wage Determination | 2 Comments
On July 25, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) released All Agency Memorandum #25 (AAM), which serves as the DOL's annual announcement of the adjustment of the Health & Welfare (H&W) fringe benefit rate for employees working under contracts governed by the Service Contract Act (SCA). The routine aspect of the AAM provides that effective as o ... Read More

The Advantages of Pooling SCA and Non-SCA Benefit Claims ā€ˇShould Not Be Overlooked by Federal Contractors

By | ACA, Affordable Care Act, Benefits Administration, Government Contractors, H&W, Hour & Wage, SCA, Service Contract Act | No Comments
There is a common misconception, often repeated by so called "experts" in our field, that is preventing many federal contractors from maximizing cost effectiveness in the allocation of H&W dollars on SCA contracts. A recent article written by nationally recognized attorney, author and speaker Walter W. Miller explains how contractors ... Read More

2015 Rate Increase Announced for SCA Health and Welfare Fringe Benefits

By | DOL Audit, Fringe Benefit, Fringe Rate, H&W, Hour & Wage, SCA, Service Contract Act, Uncategorized | No Comments
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 $4.27 per hour (up from $4.02 per hour last year) and is required in all government contract bids, or other service contracts awarded on or after June 30, 2015. SCA benefit chan ... Read More

2014 Rate Increase Announced for SCA Health and Welfare Fringe Benefits

By | H&W, Healthcare and Welfare, Healthcare Reform Blog | No Comments
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 hour (up from $3.81 per hour last year) and is required in all government contract bids, or other service contracts awarded on or after July 22, 2014. SCA benefit chan ... Read More

Rate Increase Announced for SCA Health and Welfare Fringe Benefits

By | Fringe Benefit, Government Contact, H&W, Healthcare and Welfare, Healthcare Reform Blog | No Comments
Fringe Benefit Rate Requirement for Service Contract Act Increase to $3.81 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 $3.81 per hour (up from $3.71 per hour last year) and is required in all government contract bids, or ot ... Read More