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Final ACA Market Reform Rules Issued

November 15, 2015

On Nov. 18, 2015, the Departments issued final regulations addressing a number of the ACA’s market reform requirements to be effective 1/1/17. The final rules address market reforms such as lifetime and annual limits, dependent coverage up to age 26 and patient protections. This Health Care Reform Bulletin provides an overview of the final regulations. …

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Health Care Reform: 2016 Compliance Checklist

November 8, 2015

Although many key reforms under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became effective in 2014 and 2015, additional reforms will become effective in 2016 for employers sponsoring group health plans. To prepare for 2016, employers should review upcoming requirements and develop a compliance strategy. See this checklist for further details.

Overtime Wage Payment Rule On Hold!

November 1, 2015

Federal Court Strikes Down 2016 Overtime Rule – U.S. Federal District Court Judge Amos L. Mazzant issued a ruling striking down an Obama Administration regulation on overtime pay. This rule would’ve doubled the FLSA’s salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476. Check out our bulletin (PDF) for details.