Although the current administration has directed the federal agencies to use their regulatory authority to simplify and delay certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), many employers may [...]
Earlier this month, Gallagher Benefit Services Compliance Advisors released their 2017 Year-end Review and Reminders technical bulletin. Highlighted below are a few items mentioned in the bulletin and how employers and carriers are responding to some [...]
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 [...]
On October 10th, a federal district court in the Western District of North Carolina struck down Amendment One as unconstitutional (Amendment One defined marriage in NC as only between one man and one woman, effectively prohibiting same-sex marriages in the state). The [...]
The IRS, DOL, and HHS (the Departments) have jointly issued final regulations addressing employee wellness programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These final regulations modify the proposed wellness regulations that were issued in November 2012. The final regulations apply to insured and self-insured group health plans (both grandfathered and [...]
During the last week of March, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in United States v. Windsor. DOMA is a federal law that defines marriage for the purposes of "any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or [...]