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In conflicting opinions released on July 22nd, two federal circuits split on whether Affordable Care Act subsidies are available under a federally operated health insurance exchange. “Pay or play” penalties apply only if...more
Before the ink on the Affordable Care Act was dry, prudent employers were analyzing the law to identify ways to save money and avoid many of the punitive aspects of the law....more
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Affordable Care Act”) was enacted by Congress and signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010. The Affordable Care Act is a 2,409 page statute regulating virtually every...more
What do all of these acronyms stand for and why do employers and human resource professionals care? These acronyms stand for statutory requirements which apply to employer-provided health plans and stiff penalties can apply...more
Now that the IRS has issued final regulations under Section 4980H, the so-called “pay or play” provision of the Affordable Care Act, employers are deciding how to determine whether employees are full-time (30 hours or more a...more
The federal health care reform law enacted in 2010, known as the Affordable Care Act, added a provision to the Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) (Code Section 4980H) that, beginning on January 1, 2015, may subject employers to...more
In This Presentation:
- Current State Of Health Care Reform
- How Long are the Obamacare Regulations?
- Delayed . . .
- Not Delayed . . .
- The New Model for Health Insurance Coverage
Beginning January 1, 2015, the large employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that all full-time employees be offered minimum essential, affordable coverage. Penalties will be assessed for each month that a...more
It's December, and human resources professionals and law departments are reflecting on the issues addressed in 2013 and giving thanks for incident-free holiday parties. But the big question is this: What issues should get...more
As 2013 comes to an end, we are considering a number of issues that employers might be facing at the end of the year. Our year-end blog series will cover issues such as seasonal hiring, religious discrimination claims...more
In This Issue:
- Labor and Employment and ERISA Class Actions After Wal-Mart and Comcast — Practice Points for Defendants (Part I – Commonality)*
- Agencies Release Guidance on HRAs, FSAs, and Employer Payment...more
Executive Summary: Earlier this year, the Obama Administration delayed implementation of the employer mandate, a major provision of the 2010 health care reform law (the Affordable Care Act or "ACA"). The delay of the...more
The Internal Revenue Service has issued proposed regulations on reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The regulations, released on September 9, 2013, address two separate ACA reporting requirements: one...more
The steps a small business should take to prepare for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) vary greatly depending on the size of the business and how many employees it has. Small businesses with fewer than...more
It’s the single most controversial law passed by Congress in the last 10 years. Business groups spent hundreds of millions of dollars to defeat it in Congress and to have it overturned in the courts. But now, the Patient...more
The October 1, 2013 deadline for providing employees with a notice of their coverage options through the newly established public health insurance exchanges (referred to as the “Marketplace”) is quickly approaching. This news...more
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) amended the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to require employers to provide a notice to employees informing them of the public health insurance marketplaces (aka...more
The Affordable Care Act and subsequent guidance require all employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act to provide notice of health care coverage options available through a health care exchange to all current employees...more
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), an employer subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act must provide a written notice to current employees about the Health Insurance Marketplace (the “Exchange Notice”) by October 1, 2013,...more
With the Health Insurance Marketplace created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) set to open its figurative doors for enrollment on October 1, 2013, employers face a new obligation. Nearly all...more
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have published proposed rules establishing reporting requirements for employers and insurers under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), or Obamacare....more
In This Issue:
- Obama Administration Postpones Health Care Reporting and Penalties Until 2015
- Severance Agreements: What Are They Good For?
- Excerpt from Severance Agreements: What Are They Good For?
On Tuesday, July 2, the Treasury Department announced that the Administration will delay the Affordable Care Act’s mandatory employer and insurer reporting requirements for another year. These requirements will not take...more
As the Healthcare Landscape Shifts, Four Issues Are Critical to Build Effective Market Access Strategies -
In this time of high growth and fast change for the healthcare industry, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and...more
On July 2, 2013, the Treasury Department made a surprise announcement that enforcement of the Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate, a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA"), would be delayed...more
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