A federal court in Massachusetts has approved a $7.5 million settlement in a case that accused Wal-Mart of discriminating against employees by denying health benefits to their same-sex spouses.
This chart helps employers understand each state's health care continuation coverage requirements. These so-called "mini-COBRA" laws cover smaller employers or may otherwise provide greater rights than the federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA).
Under the Health Care Security Ordinance, an employer with 20 or more employees must file an annual report by April 30 each year.
An employer that is liable for, or responsible for collecting, certain federal excise taxes must file Form 720 with the IRS for each quarter of a calendar year. Sponsors of self-insured health plans and health insurance issuers must report the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee on Form 720 annually by July 31.
President Trump has nominated 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neal Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant since the February 2016 death of Justice Antonin Scalia. In many ways, Judge Gorsuch's record mirrors that of Justice Scalia.
Updated to reflect IRS FAQs clarifying how to calculate full-time employees.
Updated to include adjusted penalty amounts for 2017.
The 21st Century Cures Act will allow certain qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangements (QSEHRAs), create W-2 reporting requirements, and include notice requirements.
HR guidance on understanding the value of health care benefits.