On May 24, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a proposed rule to revise its regulations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's Section 1557. OCR also released a fact sheet and press release.
Health Care Reform
Health care reform is complicated. Our resources help employers stay informed and manage changes in benefits compliance and labor laws.
On Dec. 14, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas declared that the ACA individual mandate is unconstitutional and declared that the rest of the ACA is unconstitutional.
On August 20, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) posted the Association Health Plans ERISA Compliance Assistance fact sheet.
Short-term, limited-duration insurance is a type of health insurance coverage designed to fill temporary gaps in coverage when an individual is transitioning from one plan or coverage to another plan or coverage.
In January 2018, the EEOC asked the court to reconsider the portion of the court’s order that required the EEOC to issue new proposed rules by August 31, 2018.
Under the ACA, applicable large employers are required to offer health benefits to their full-time employees and report on the health coverage they offer.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminates the business deduction for qualified mass transit and parking benefits starting in 2018.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes a new federal tax credit for employers that provide paid family and medical leave to their employees.
Interim Final Rules were released and became effective on October 6, 2017, allowing a greater number of employers to opt out of providing contraception to employees at no cost through their employer-sponsored health plan.