Compliance Court: Who Pays Your Temps’ Health Insurance?

Many employers are under the assumption that they’re not responsible for temporary employees’ health insurance. This is not always the case. Your company could be responsible if it is the common law employer under the IRS rules. Check out the video below where compliance officers Lindsey Surratt and Katharine Marshall discuss the contingencies of temporary employees […]

United States Supreme Court Upholds Health care Reform

On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-4 decision, to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) Health Care Reform. With this ruling, employers that have not begun to comply with the provisions that went into effect in 2010 and 2011, should move quickly towards compliance.  The insurance reforms and […]

Obama Administration Releases Proposed Rules on Essential Health Benefits, Insurance Market Reforms, and Wellness Programs

On November 20, 2012, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) (the “Agencies”), jointly released a flurry of proposed regulations.  These proposed regulations reaffirm various provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable […]

The Healthcare Reform Timeline – What To Tell Employees When Changes Happen

After lingering doubts about whether it would actually occur, the U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), coupled with the re-election of Barack Obama as president, has virtually ensured that national healthcare reform is underway. That means employers need to accept this reality and prepare employees for what they can […]