Released this week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions new enforcement guidance on how employers are to accommodate their pregnant workforce is creating mixed emotions from legal experts in the employment space.
An increase in the offering of consumer-driven health care products has not translated into increased understanding on the part of consumers exposing a need for more assistance from benefit professionals and educational tools.
Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.) on Tuesday introduced new legislation to counter the debated Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision, which favored religious exemptions to certain contraception methods.
Commentary: While the rules are clear that employers cannot reimburse employees for coverage purchased on the Affordable Care Acts exchanges, broker David C. Smith explores questions about post-ACA reimbursement arrangements, particularly HRAs.
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court ruled that, as applied to closely held corporations, Obamacares contraception mandate requiring employers to provide workers with no-cost access to contraception violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Reaction to the case, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., was swift, although most legal experts believe it is not likely to have broad implications for the majority of employer-sponsored health care plans.
The majority of Americans, including many small business owners, are still confused about the health reform legislation, according to Health Partners America, a broker training and education organization. Here are 10 FAQs about the Affordable Care Act and its implications for small businesses.
The president of the ESOP Association calls the Supreme Courts decision in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer a mish-mash and says he doesnt consider it to be a big victory for employers.
The majority of Americans, including many small business owners, are still confused about the health reform legislation, according to agent training and support organization Health Partners America. Here are 10 common FAQs small group clients have about the ACA so that you can be prepared to answer them.
Dealing with the compliance and regulatory challenges of the Affordable Care Act and other employment legislation hasnt left employers much time in recent years to deal with broader benefits strategy issues but the two areas compliance and strategy go hand-in-hand.
From brokers and advisers to industry and political leaders, influential groups across the country spoke up about the most pressing benefit issues. And they had a lot to say. Here are the most interesting comments made to EBAs editors in June.
A new proposal from the Department of Labor plans to extend the reach of the Family Medical Leave Act to all eligible employees in same-sex marriages, as the federal government continues to offer guidance after the U.S. Supreme Courts landmark ruling in United States v. Windsor.
Newark is set to join the likes of several other large cities that require employers with 10 or more employees to offer paid sick time.
Employers focused on Obamacare may be missing one of todays most important compliance issues: benefits for same-sex married couples. Since June 2013, when the United States Supreme Court ruled in U.S. v. Windsor that a federal statute limiting the terms spouse and marriage to couples of the opposite sex was unconstitutional, a sea-change has taken place in national attitudes about same-sex marriage.
The IRS has launched a compliance check program to better understand how plan sponsors are complying with Roth deferral provisions in 401(k) plans. If asked to participate, failure to to respond could trigger an audit.
Why its important to prepare your employer clients now for this ACA filing due in early 2016.