ACA’s Automatic Enrollment Requirement Is Repealed

On November 2, 2015, the President signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 which included repealing the Affordable Care Act’s automatic enrollment requirement. The original intent of the act’s enrollment provision was to require large employers (those with 200 or more full-time workers) with a group health plan to automatically enroll newly eligible …read more

Impact of Election 2016 on Employers

By now, you probably have heard that an election will be held November of next year to determine who will serve as the 45th President of the United States. What you may not have heard, however, is how the election of our next President could impact employers across America. As candidates from both of the …read more

ACA Reporting 101

One of the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements imposed on employers is the obligation to report employee group health plan coverage information to the IRS and employees on Forms 1094-C and 1095-C. The first required filing for these forms occurs in January 2016 for periods covered in 2015. The reporting requirements are complex, so …read more

EEOC Issues Proposed Rule on Wellness Programs

On October 30, 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a proposed rule that would amend the regulations implementing Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) as they relate to employer wellness programs that are part of group health plans. The proposed rule would allow employers who offer wellness programs as …read more