Health Care Reform

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  • Last night, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service published an official notice confirming last week’s informal announcement delaying enforcement of the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act. The IRS notice confirms that employers will have no legal obligation to file information reports in 2014 regarding the health coverage they offer their employees and will not be subject to penalties if they offer coverage that is not affordable or does not provide minimum value as defined in the ACA. More ›

  • Can a staffing firm lawfully reduce its liability under the Affordable Care Act by limiting how long its employees work? ASA examines the legal implications of limiting a new employee’s annual hours primarily to prevent the employee from reaching full-time status. More ›

  • A new issue paper examines the legal implications under the ACA of limiting a new employee’s annual hours primarily to prevent the employee from reaching full-time status. More ›

    ACA Compliance
  • In separate ACA developments yesterday, the Obama administration published final regulations on the Affordable Care Act’s information reporting requirements and also extended for two years the time insurance companies will be allowed to continue health coverage that does not conform to the ACA’s insurance market reform requirements. More ›

  • To answer staffing firms’ and their clients’ questions about whether businesses that use temporary staffing services might be held responsible under the Affordable Care Act for offering health insurance coverage to, or paying penalties for, the temporary employees assigned to them, attorneys Alden J. Bianchi and Edward A. Lenz have written a memorandum examining the legal and operational history of temporary staffing firms as employers. More ›

  • The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have issued final regulations on the employer “play or pay” requirements under the Affordable Care Act; the rules take effect Jan. 1, 2015. More ›

  • The House Ways and Means Committee approved a bill that would amend the Affordable Care Act’s definition of full-time employee status from working 30 hours per week to working 40 hours per week. It was approved strictly along party lines and its fate remains uncertain. More ›

  • The American Staffing Association and its partners in the Employers for Flexibility in Health Care (E-Flex) coalition have submitted formal comments with the Obama administration reiterating their support for a streamlined process for employer reporting under the Affordable Care Act. More ›

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