Employer Offering Coverage: The Multiemployer Plan Problem

Employer Offering Coverage: The Multiemployer Plan Problem

As we move in to the first phase of ACA compliance, a number of employers have been asking me about unionized employees and how they can know whether the employees are “offered” coverage (as required to avoid penalties) when coverage is provided through a multiemployer plan to which the employer contributes.

House Passes “40 Hour” Legislation to Modify the Affordable Care Act

By | Franchise Law Update | January 14, 2015
House Passes “40 Hour” Legislation to Modify the Affordable Care Act

On January 8 2015, the US House of Representatives passed H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act, with a final vote of 252-172. The bill, which would reform the definition of “full-time employee” in the Affordable Care Act to the industry-standard 40 hours per week.  The bill was one of International Franchise Association’s top legislative priorities.

Nation’s Highest Court Schedules Oral Arguments in Landmark Affordable Care Act Case

By | Healthcare Law Blog | December 23, 2014
Nation’s Highest Court Schedules Oral Arguments in Landmark Affordable Care Act Case

A Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) spokesperson announced on December 22, 2014, that the Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell on March 4, 2015. This means that not only could the highest court soon resolve the circuit split on the case’s key issue, but that the future course of the landmark Affordable Care Act (ACA) could be decided as soon as June 2015.