Category Archives: SCA

The DOL Provides Guidance on How to Coordinate Fringe Benefit Requirements with the Affordable Care Act

By | ACA, Affordable Care Act, David-Bacon Act, Davis-Bacon, Government Contact, Government Contractors, SCA, Service Contract Act | No Comments
Please feel free to share your thoughts and/or questions in the comments section of this blog below. Last week the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an All Agency Memorandum 220 (AAM), providing long-awaited guidance to governmental agencies on how the Affordable Care Act’s provisions regarding employer shared responsibility interact ... Read More

DOL Introduces Wage Determination and Job Title Updates

By | Compliance, Government Contact, Government Contractors, SCA, SCA Compliance, Service Contract Act | No Comments
A Blizzard of SCA News Hopefully you spent this year's blizzard home and warm curled up next to some loved ones in front of a raging fire as it blew through the Eastern Seaboard. Or better yet, with a smooth Pinot Noir… What better time to look at some important Service Contract Act (SCA) news? It kind of slipped under the r ... 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

IRS Issues Guidance on Tax Treatment of Employee Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses

By | DOMA, ERISA, Healthcare and Welfare, Healthcare Reform Blog, SCA | No Comments
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 from recognizing same-sex marriages for purposes of federal law, including federal tax laws pertaining to employer-provided benefits. Consequently, the value of he ... Read More