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The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers: ERISA Section 510 and Limiting Employee Hours

It is asserted that the strategy of capping the annual hours of new “variable hour employees” as a way to limit exposure under the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility rules do not work in the case of new employees … Continue reading

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I.R.S. Bars Employers From Dumping Workers Into Health Exchanges

Many employers had thought they could shift health costs to the government by sending their employees to a health insurance exchange with a tax-free contribution of cash to help pay premiums, but the Obama administration has squelched the idea in … Continue reading

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Preparedness for the ACA on an Upswing, but Small Business Lags

With the first round of employer mandates required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) set to begin in 2015, a new survey finds that employers appear more informed about their companies’ options for providing health insurance. Sixty-nine percent of U.S. … Continue reading

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Marriage Benefits Extended to Gay Couples

The federal government announced regulatory changes to extend a wide range of marriage benefits to same-sex couples, making good on a promise by President Obama after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last year. The … Continue reading

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Updated COBRA Notices and Proposed Guidance Issued Model notices highlight ACA’s Marketplace coverage as a COBRA alternative

The Obama administration announced updates to model notices that employers must provide to employees, informing workers of their eligibility to continue health care coverage through the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). The Department of Labor (DOL) on May 2, … Continue reading

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Update to New York Tip Rate

We previously reported in our newsletter that there were no increases in 2014 tip rates planned for the state of New York. This has now changed as follows: The tip rate in New York state will increase from $2.25 to $3.00. Additionally, … Continue reading

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The Form W-2 Reporting Provision of Health Care Reform

The Form W-2 reporting provision of Health Care Reform is intended to help employees better understand their employer-provided benefits and the true cost to obtain health coverage. This provision requires employers filing 250 or more Forms W-2 in the previous … Continue reading

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What the DOMA Ruling Means for HR

Many are now claiming that the Supreme Court DOMA ruling legalizes same-sex marriages in the U.S, that’s not exactly what it does.  The ruling means that the federal government will recognize and treat same-sex marriages in states that recognize such … Continue reading

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Medical Loss Ratio Rebates – Do You Know How to Handle Them?

Employers only have 90 days to complete any distribution of the rebate In August of this year, some employers with fully insured employee health benefit plans received a medical loss ratio (MLR) rebate. These rebates were mandated under the Patient … Continue reading

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GINA: What HR Should Know

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) prohibits employers from using genetic information in making decisions about health insurance and employment.  Companies cannot ask for information either directly or indirectly about a worker’s medical history or their family’s medical history. Workplace … Continue reading

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