Health Care Reform

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  • In response to a recent question regarding the employer notice requirement under the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Department of Labor has stated that there will be no penalty for employers that fail to provide these notices to their employees. More ›

  • ASA senior counsel Ed Lenz testified yesterday on behalf of the Employers for Flexibility in Health Care (E-Flex) coalition at a hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee. More ›

  • The Obama Administration announced late yesterday that it “will provide an additional year before the ACA mandatory employer and insurer reporting requirements begin.” The announcement was in response to concerns expressed by ASA and its partners in the Employers for Flexibility in Health Care (E-Flex) coalition, which ASA and other major business groups formed in 2011 to represent employers of part-time, temporary, and seasonal employees in the rule-making process. The E-Flex coalition argued that employers needed more time to effectively implement the complex new requirements of the law. More ›

  • A recent Staffing Today concluded that staffing firm clients generally should not have “play or pay” obligations for staffing firm employee—unless the client is using the staffing service primarily to avoid its ACA obligations. The second part of this discussion addresses three other issues related to employer status in third-party staffing arrangements. More ›

  • The Obama administration issued long-awaited guidance designed to assist employers to identify their full-time employees for purposes of either offering health coverage or paying penalties under the Affordable Care Act. The coverage and penalty provisions take effect Jan. 1, 2014. More ›

  • The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court is fascinating in many ways. It was one of the most highly anticipated employment law cases in the last decade and provides significant clarifications regarding both California’s meal and rest period rules, and the standards relating to class certification. More ›

  • The U.S. Department of Labor has issued answers to frequently asked questions outlining the guidance expected to be issued by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury for defining who is a “full-time employee” for purposes of an employer’s obligation to offer health insurance coverage or pay penalties under the Affordable Care Act. ASA prepared an analysis of the FAQs to help ASA members determine the likely effect of the guidance on staffing firms. More ›

  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed more than a year ago, and although the law had not fully taken effect, it was one of the dominant issues in the Capitol and the White House in 2011. More ›


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