Our clients include employee leasing firms and their employer customers. Sometimes, both ask us to explain their ACA exposures related to proposed lease revisions, which we cannot do.
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.
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.
The new Republican Congress began its session with an attempt to narrow the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate by exempting certain veterans and their families from counting toward the number of employees at small businesses.
Distant Cousins, Not Twins: Some Key Differences Between the Massachusetts and Federal Health Care Reform Laws.
On January 1, 2015, the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility mandate took effect. Up until July 1, 2013, most employers doing business in Massachusetts were required to comply with an employer mandate commonly known as the Fair Share law.
January 1, 2015 has come and gone. With respect to employee benefits, it will likely be remembered as the first day of ACA compliance for many employers.
In mid-December, President Obama signed into law a $1.1 trillion spending bill known as the “Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015” or “Cromnibus.” This post explores provisions that relate to the health sector and Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation.
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 0: Final Thoughts and Acknowledgements
The Affordable Care Act is the single most important piece of Federal social legislation in more than a generation.
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.
The employer mandate provisions of the Affordable Care Act – better known as Obamacare – are among the more controversial parts of the legislation.