The Affordable Care Act (ACA) anti-retaliation provisions have been in effect for several years, but have so far largely gone unnoticed. Now that employees can get financial assistance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, employers should revisit these provisions and carefully structure their actions to limit potential exposure. In addition, a recent lawsuit brought by employees under ERISA suggests employers should use care when taking employment action that might impact health benefits. As a result, employers and insurers should consider implementing and/or updating and revising their employment policies and procedures now.
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