DOL Issues Guidance Regarding Interaction Between ACA and Fringe Benefit Requirements Under Service Contract, David Bacon and Related Acts

The Davis Bacon Act and the Davis Bacon Related Acts (collectively “DBRA”) and the Service Contract Act (“SCA”) impose additional obligations related to fringe benefits and wages on covered contractors. 

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CMS’ New Initiative Intended to Transform Primary Health Care

CMS’ efforts to improve the delivery of primary health care moved into new territory this week when the agency announced a new five-year delivery model, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), which CMS’ chief medical officer described as “the future of health care.”

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SCOTUS Orders Parties to Brief On Possible Compromise in ACA Case

On March 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Zubik, et al. v. Burwell, the case in which religious not-for-profits are challenging the process in which they can claim a religious exemption to the contraception requirement in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Supreme Court Looks for ACA Contraceptive Coverage Compromise for Religious Nonprofits

Supreme Court Looks for ACA Contraceptive Coverage Compromise for Religious Nonprofits

Less than one week after hearing oral arguments on seven consolidated cases in which non-profit organizations challenged the opt-out process for religious organizations opposing the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage mandate, the United States Supreme Court took the unusual action of ordering the lawyers on both sides to brief additional issues.

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Government Contractors: Some DOL/Wage and Hour Guidance On How to Coordinate the Fringe Benefit Requirements with the Affordable Care Act

Government Contractors: Some DOL/Wage and Hour Guidance On How to Coordinate the Fringe Benefit Requirements with the Affordable Care Act

We each had to hold our collective breath, but the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor (DOL) finally issued an All Agency Memorandum 220  (AAM) last week on March 30, 2016 to provide guidance to governmental agencies on how the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) provisions regarding the employer shared responsibility provisions interact with the fringe benefit requirements of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) and Davis-Bacon Act and the Davis-Bacon Related Acts (DBRA) (together DBA/DBRA).

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