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DOMA’s Impact: Special Open-Enrollment Periods

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) by ruling that it violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection. As a result of the Supreme Court’s ruling, same-sex couples that are legally married under state law are now entitled to the same benefits […]

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Massachusetts Repeals Fair Share Contribution, HIRD Form Requirements

Effective July 1st, 2013, Massachusetts repealed two major components of its health care reform law. Here are the changes: Employers are no longer required to make a “fair share” contribution to an employee’s health insurance. Employers no longer need to collect employee Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD) forms The repeal of these two laws was set to […]

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New Rules for HIPAA: Compliance Checklist

The impact of the new HIPAA rules that were announced in January 2013 is still being understood by companies across the country. The new rules primarily center around three key initiatives: Making business associates directly liable Revising breach notification requirements Requiring companies to revise privacy notices To help your company better understand what these rules […]

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Guidance on Fiscal Year Plans Regarding Pay or Play

Starting on January 1st, 2014, large employers will face a “pay or play” penalty if they do not offer minimum essential coverage to full-time employees and their dependents. This penalty, of course, is part of the employer shared responsibility requirements within the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We recently helped a client answer the following question regarding […]

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Complying with the 90-day Waiting Period Limit

On March 21, 2013, a proposed rule on the 90-day waiting period limit that is set by the Affordable Care Act was issued that would apply to plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2014. To help companies understand if they will be in compliance with this proposed rule, we’re happy to share clarification, examples, and a […]

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Common Ownership Rules and the Pay or Play Penalty

Starting on January 1st, 2014, large employers may face a penalty depending on the health insurance coverage that they offer. These penalties, which are part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), may be incurred if a company does not offer minimum essential coverage to full-time employees and their dependents. Also, companies that do offer insurance […]

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5 Ways to Ensure Internships Meet Compliance

The New York Times recently published an excellent article on the rise of internships over the past few years. While internships can bring benefits to both the employer and the worker, companies must ensure that their programs meet compliance.  The Fair Labor Standards Act provides specific criteria that help clarify when an intern is considered […]

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FMLA Regulations Expand Military Leave Protections

Earlier this month, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a set of final regulations for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). While these changes do mean that your company will have to replace its FMLA poster in the office, they also may have additional impact on your business. Today, we’re going to highlight one area of […]

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Time to Update Your Family and Medical Leave Act Posters

The Department of Labor (DOL) has recently released a set of final regulations for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In addition to releasing these regulations, which become effective on March 8, 2013, the DOL has updated some of the model FMLA forms. This update includes the FMLA poster, which may be hanging in […]

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Employer Responsibilities Under Health Care Reform

As an employer, are you ready for health care reform? To help companies understand how it impacts their business, we are hosting a free seminar on March 21st. During this event, our speakers will outline what responsibilities employers have now and in the near future to stay in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). […]

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