Health Care Benefits
There is little question that the Senate's 52-48 vote Monday night to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will have a big impact on employers and employees.
The Supreme Court has ruled that employers with religious or moral objections to birth control may deny contraceptive coverage to their employees without violating the Affordable Care Act.
The US Department of Labor has revised its model COBRA notices to provide additional information about COBRA's interaction with Medicare.
The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could make it easier for employers to deny their employees contraceptive coverage by claiming religious or moral objections. A ruling is expected by the end of June.
The US Department of Labor has issued deadline relief and other guidance to aid employers, employee benefit plans, plan participants and other service providers affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
With the number of coronavirus (or COVID-19) cases steadily rising in the US, states and insurers are trying to alleviate the pressure on citizens by eliminating cost sharing for coronavirus testing.
The Supreme Court has agreed to decide an Affordable Care Act (ACA) dispute that could limit female workers' access to free birth control.
An appropriations bill signed as 2019 closed repealed the ACA's "Cadillac tax" on certain high-cost, employer-based healthcare plans and enacted the SECURE Act, which eases compliance burdens for certain employer-sponsored retirement plans.
Effective January 1, 2020, employers will be able to use a new "Individual Coverage HRA" (ICHRA) to reimburse employees for their premiums for individual health insurance coverage on a tax-preferred basis, subject to certain conditions.
Effective January 1, 2020, Nevada's minimum wage law will be amended to specify exactly which benefits an employer must offer in order to pay a lower minimum wage.
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