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Auto Enrollment Provision in the ACA Repealed

 November 4 2015     Shelly Hodges-Konys
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, signed by President Obama on November 2nd, repealed the auto-enrollment requirement contained in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA originally included a provision requiring employers with 200 or more employees to automatically enroll full-time employees into a health benefit plan. This provision in the law left many questions for employers includin...

Leaves of Absence under the Affordable Care Act

 October 27 2015     Shelly Hodges-Konys and David Anthony
As applicable large employers (those with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees) implement solutions to comply with reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act, many employers are left wondering how to treat employees in the event they experience a leave of absence. How to handle employee leaves of absence depends on how you have chosen to determine an employee is full-time (mont...

PCORI Fee Update

 October 13 2015     Shelly Hodges-Konys
The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Fee is part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and is imposed on health insurers and plan sponsors of self-insured health plans. For policy and plan years ending on or after October 1, 2015, and before October 1, 2016, the applicable fee is $2.17 per employee per year. This is an increase from the prior year fee of $2.08. The PCORI fee support...

PACE Act Update

 October 9 2015     Shelly Hodges-Konys and David Anthony
On October 7, 2015, President Obama signed the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act. The PACE Act amends the definition of “small employer” under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allowing states to continue to define a “small employer” as one with 50 or fewer employees for purposes of insurance rating. The new law gives states the option to expand the defin...
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