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Legal Alert: Senate Republicans Release Healthcare Bill; Largely Mirroring House Bill but with Some Key Differences

June 28, 2017

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky released a 142-page healthcare “Discussion Draft” of legislation, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), which is the Senate version of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) “repeal-and-replace” legislation American Health … Continue reading

Legal Alert: REMINDER: PCORI Fees Due by July 31, 2017

May 31, 2017

Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) should keep in mind the upcoming July 31, 2017 deadline for paying fees that fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).  As background, the PCORI was established as … Continue reading

Health Savings Account FAQs

May 24, 2017

Whether you currently offer your employees a qualified high deductible health plan (HDHP) with a health savings account (HSA) or may be considering offering one at your next renewal, here are some commonly asked questions and answers about how to … Continue reading

What You Need to Know about HSA’s in 2018

Whether employers are already offering an HSA-compatible health plan or are considering offering one in 2018 there are some important things to consider when administering this type of plan. What is an HSA? A health savings account (HSA) is an … Continue reading

Why New HCM Needs Mobile Workforce Management

In recent years there has been a rapid shift in HCM technologies, as market consolidation gathered up disparate talent management tools and elevated them to cloud-based integrated HCM suites. As reported by Deloitte in HR Technology Disruptions for 2017, starting in 2015, … Continue reading

Legal Alert: House Republicans Pass American Health Care Act; Bill Heads to Senate for Further Consideration

May 9, 2017

On Thursday, May 4, by a vote of 217 to 213 (with 20 Republicans voting against the bill), the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amended version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which repeals and replaces significant portions of … Continue reading

Complying with FMLA During Employee Absences

April 19, 2017

With employee absences on rise in many areas, it is important to take a close look at how your company is handling absences and whether you are compliant with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requirements. Non-compliance could result … Continue reading

Legal Alert: House Republicans Withdraw the AHCA Before a Planned Vote But Efforts to Repeal Continue

March 30, 2017

On Friday, March 24, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Speaker Paul Ryan pulled from the floor the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the proposed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), once it was clear that … Continue reading

Legal Alert: House Committees Release Proposed Legislation to Repeal and Replace the ACA

March 9, 2017

On Monday, March 6, the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees released the American Health Care Act (AHCA), their proposed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the budget reconciliation process, which requires … Continue reading

Legal Alert: White House Extends Transition Relief for Non-Compliant Plans through 2018

February 27, 2017

On February 23, 2017, the White House announced a one-year extension to the transition policy (originally announced November 14, 2013 and extended several times since) for individual and small group health plans that allows issuers to continue policies that do … Continue reading

Legal Alert: IRS to Continue Accepting Tax Returns without Indication of Health Insurance

February 21, 2017

The IRS has announced that it will continue to process tax filings of individuals whose returns do not indicate whether they have maintained health insurance as required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The announcement is in direct response to the … Continue reading

Legal Alert: President Trump Issues Executive Order on the Affordable Care Act

January 24, 2017

President Trump moved swiftly after taking office on Friday, issuing an Executive Order intended to minimize the economic and regulatory burdens of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).  The order is somewhat symbolic and has no immediate effect on employers, many … Continue reading

Legal Alert: Congress Passes Law Expanding use of HRAs by Small Employers

December 12, 2016

On December 7, 2016, the Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act (“Cures Act”), an omnibus measure that includes the Small Business Healthcare Relief Act (“Relief Act”), which significantly expands small employers’ options for providing health coverage. The Cures Act passed … Continue reading

Legal Alert: Judge Blocks Overtime Rule Set to Take Effect December 1

November 23, 2016

On Tuesday, November 22 a federal judge issued a nationwide injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) from implementing its new overtime rule scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016.  The rule would have affected approximately 4 million executive, … Continue reading

IRS Provides a 30-Day Extension for Furnishing Forms 1095 and Extends Good Faith Transition Relief

November 21, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Notice 2016-70, which extends the deadline for furnishing Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to individuals from January 31, 2017 to March 2, 2017.  The Notice did not delay the due date for filing the forms … Continue reading