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Legislation Introduced to Streamline Employer Mandated ACA Reporting Requirements

June 26, 2015

Legislation Introduced to Streamline Employer Mandated ACA Reporting Requirements

U.S. Representatives Diane Black (R-Tenn.) and Michael Thompson (D-Calif.) recently introduced the Commonsense Reporting and Verification Act of 2015 aimed at streamlining the employer mandate reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act to minimize compliance burdens on businesses.

Health Law Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2016

February 11, 2014

Health Law Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2016

The Obama Administration late yesterday announced a second delay of the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Employers with 50 to 99 employees will be given until 2016 to provide insurance coverage for their workers.

Health-Law Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015

July 3, 2013

Health-Law Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015

Late yesterday, the Obama Administration announced a one-year delay of the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Employers with more than 50 full-time employees will not be required to provide insurance coverage for their workers until 2015.

Federated Healthcare Webinar Available to NATSO Members

June 24, 2013

Federated Healthcare Webinar Available to NATSO Members

NATSO Chairman's Circle member Federated Insurance recently hosted a webinar for more than 600 business owners regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Facilitated by Federated’s in-house PPACA professional, webinar participants were provided with information on the implementation of the healthcare legislation and what it could mean for the future of their own health insurance program.

Final Rule Published on Employment Wellness Programs

June 3, 2013

Final Rule Published on Employment Wellness Programs

Final rules on employee wellness programs allow employers to increase incentives and penalties to encourage workers to participate in employee wellness programs such as smoking cessation and gym memberships. The final rules implement provisions of the Affordable Care Act and include clarification on the reasonable design of health wellness programs and the reasonable alternatives they must offer to avoid prohibited discrimination.

Timeline Helps Small Businesses Plan for Health Insurance Changes

April 8, 2013

Timeline Helps Small Businesses Plan for Health Insurance Changes

When the President signed the healthcare bill into law, the clock started to tick on a variety of changes. Whether it is new taxes or new mandated requirements on the insurance purchased in the small group and individual insurance markets, this timeline developed by the National Federation of Independent Businesses provides a quick glance at ch

Government Issues Proposed Rule on Healthcare Law's Employer Mandate

January 7, 2013

Government Issues Proposed Rule on Healthcare Law's Employer Mandate

Less than one year remains before most businesses will be required to offer health benefits to their workers as part of President Obama's healthcare law, and the Department of Treasury and IRS have moved forward on implementing the law's employer mandate provision, publishing a 144-page proposed regulation that outlines employers' responsibilities and coverage requirements. The regulation details requirements for full-time, part-time and seasonal workers along with how the employer mandate penalty is calculated.

Menu Labeling Legislation Introduced in Senate

September 24, 2012

Menu Labeling Legislation Introduced in Senate

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) last week introduced S. 3574, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2012.

Small Businesses Remain Concerned Over Health Care Law

September 1, 2012

Small Businesses Remain Concerned Over Health Care Law

Expert explore costs of the recently upheld the health care law.