Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

Is Obamacare Lite Really Less Calories? What Employers Need to Know

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As predicted, Congress is taking action to repeal and/or alter major sections of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). To get the process started, various committees in the United States House of Representatives (House) are in the midst of revising draft reconciliation bills – collectively known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA).… Continue reading this entry

What Will Happen When the Smoke Clears? Post-Election HR Strategies for 2017 and Beyond

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The long and contentious presidential campaign is over.  So, now what?  What does President-elect Trump’s victory mean for employers? To explore this question, Foley and Lardner LLP’s Labor & Employment Practice group hosted a webinar titled “What Will Happen When the Smoke Clears? HR Strategies for 2017 and Beyond” on November 10, 2016.  The team … Continue reading this entry

Be Uber Prepared To Do Business In The Gig Economy

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Until recently, the word “gig” had two common meanings: A live music performance; and A long trident used to hunt swamp-dwelling amphibians However, a noted linguist recently crowned “gig” as the 2015 word of the year for a different reason – the rise of the “gig economy.” Led by popular app based ride-sharing services, this … Continue reading this entry

ACA Suit Challenging Reduction in Hours Allowed to Proceed

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Many employers are still working to catch up to and understand the new requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – including the IRS, which has announced automatic extensions to certain reporting requirements for this year. In the first case of its kind, a federal court in New York City has recently given employers some … Continue reading this entry

Affordable Care Act Reporting is Here (But May be a Little Late…)

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The Affordable Care Act requires “applicable large employers” (generally, employers with 50 or more full-time employees and full-time employee equivalents) to provide individual statements to their full-time employees and to report to the IRS certain information about their employer-sponsored health coverage. This rule is first effective with respect to coverage offered in 2015. Employers will want … Continue reading this entry

Don’t Forget to Amend Cafeteria Plan for New Permitted Election Change Events

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In 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) expanded the events that would allow employees to drop their health plan coverage under their employer’s cafeteria plan. As a reminder, the general rule is that once an employee enrolls in his or her employer’s group health plan through a cafeteria plan – which is what allows the … Continue reading this entry