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Health Care Compliance Bulletin: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH CARE SECURITY ORDINANCE

OVERVIEW Under San Francisco’s Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO), covered employers are required to spend a minimum amount of money on health care benefits for their covered employees. Specifically, […]
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Compliance Bulletin: FEDERAL COURT STRIKES DOWN ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLAN RULES

OVERVIEW On March 28, 2019, a federal judge ruled that parts of the Trump administration’s 2018 final rule on association health plans (AHPs) were invalid. The court directed the […]
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Compliance Bulletin: Medicare Part D Disclosures Due by March 1 for Calendar Year Plans

OVERVIEW Group health plan sponsors are required to complete an online disclosure form with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on an annual basis and at other […]
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News Brief: The State of the Union Address and the Employee Benefits Market

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, President Donald Trump delivered the 2019 State of the Union Address (SOTU). The SOTU is an annual message delivered by the president to a […]
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2019 Health Plan Compliance Deadlines

Employers must comply with numerous reporting and disclosure requirements throughout the year in connection with their group health plans. This Compliance Overview explains key 2019 compliance deadlines for employer-sponsored […]
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Compliance Bulletin: 2019 Minimum Wage Rates

OVERVIEW The current federal minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour. However, many states have adopted minimum wage rates higher than the federal rate. When the state rate and […]
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ACA Compliance Bulletin

OVERVIEW On Dec. 14, 2018, a federal judge ruled in Texas v. United States that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) is invalid due to the elimination of the […]
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Compliance Update: Legalized Marijuana and Employment

While all marijuana use remains illegal under federal law, most states have enacted laws that allow certain uses of marijuana or a marijuana derivative. None of these laws place […]
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REPUBLICANS END ATTEMPTS TO REPEAL AND REPLACE ACA

OVERVIEW Following the midterm elections, Republicans in the U.S. Senate have indicated that they will no longer attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The midterms […]
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Voters Identify Healthcare as America’s Top Voting Issue

Election day is now behind us and it was one for the books. Voters came out in record numbers for the 2018 midterms and changed the landscape of the […]
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