Monthly Archives: August 2015

Lawsuit Alleges “Right-Sizing” Illegal Under ACA, ERISA

A new lawsuit may test the legality of “right-sizing” where the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) intersect. The class-action lawsuit, Marin v. Dave and Buster’s Inc., involves around 10,000 employees of Dave and Buster’s … Continue reading

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OFCCP Releases Section 503 Compliance Tool

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has launched a checklist tool for federal contractors to check compliance with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 503 is designed to ensure that individuals with disabilities have a … Continue reading

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Self-Funding and Reference-Based Pricing: An Overview

As health insurance premiums in the U.S. continue to rise, employers are constantly looking for new ways to reduce employee benefit costs. One solution that many employers are adopting is the use of self-funded health insurance and reference-based pricing. In … Continue reading

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Pending Executive Order Would Mandate Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

The Obama administration is preparing to release an Executive Order regarding federal contractors and paid sick leave. The Executive Order reflects a continued push by the President to regulate employee benefits offered by federal contractors and subcontractors. A draft of … Continue reading

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IRS Seeking Comments on “Cadillac Tax”

On July 30, the IRS released Notice 2015-52, addressing one of the most unpopular provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): the 40 percent excise tax on high-cost health insurance plans. The so-called “Cadillac tax,” set to take effect in … Continue reading

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