Just call 2014 the year of compliance. The first full year many of the Affordable Care Acts provisions went into effect, EBAs top 10 most popular stories and legal alerts nearly all surround ACA implementation.
Benefit broker and former lawyer David C. Smith breaks down this question that many are still asking to this day. Read it here.
The case, EEOC v. Orion Energy Systems, serves as a reminder for advisers and their employer clients, when putting together a wellness plan, to pay careful attention to how the EEOC defines liability. Read it here.
As an effort to comply with the ACA, some employers have been considering offering employees a lump sum of cash to purchase health care coverage on the exchanges, but the DOL now says such an arrangement isn't going to cut it. Read it here.
Variable hour and other part-time employee determinations are tough. Heres how to advise your employer clients on what to do and what not to do. Read it here.
Theres much more to the ruling that advisers and plan sponsors need to be aware of in the coming months, says Keith R. McMurdy. Read it here.
Benefit advisers need to know how these two long-awaited guidance notices from the IRS will affect their employer clients. Read it here.
The IRS plans to close a major loophole in the ACA by banning employers who offer medical plans without hospitalization coverage from qualifying as minimum value plans under the health reform law. Read it here.
The IRS has released long-awaited draft instructions for the forms employers will use to comply with the ACAs employer mandate, giving benefit advisers and their clients a glimpse of the work ahead for 2015 and how to begin preparing now. Read it here.
The IRS released draft forms for employers to use to report health coverage offerings to employees, unveiling a glimpse of the administrative onus in store for benefit advisers and their employer clients working to comply with the health law. Read it here.
President Barack Obamas health care overhaul suffered a potentially crippling blow as a U.S. appeals court ruled the government cant give financial assistance to anyone buying coverage on the insurance marketplace run by federal authorities. Read it here.
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