Benefits & Compensation News

Do Obama’s new ‘Cadillac Tax’ changes go far enough?

Obamacare, ERISA, healthcare reform

Consistent criticism about the ACA’s “Cadillac Tax” and its corresponding calculation method has led the Obama administration to do something that was unthinkable just months ago: Propose major changes to the controversial health reform provision. [Read more…]

Supreme Court rejects major challenge to ACA: What it means for HR

Obamacare has survived yet another challenge. So what does the latest victory mean for the controversial law? [Read more…]

ACA’s ‘Cadillac Tax’ is delayed and possibly on its deathbed

HR pros have an extra two years before they have to worry about their plans triggering Obamacare’s dreaded “Cadillac Tax.” [Read more…]

Obamacare FAQ covers everything from obesity care to Mental Health Parity

Normally, the agencies responsible for ACA implementation (DOL, HHS and Treasury) focus on one or two topics with the guidance they release. But the feds’ latest FAQ, the 29th edition, covers a wide range of topics. [Read more…]

Final rules on ACA grandfathered plans: 5 sneaky ways to lose your status

Employers that have managed to hang on to their grandfathered health plans for this long will want to pay close attention to the feds’ final regs on the subject. [Read more…]

New ‘Bipartisan’ law kills key Obamacare rule

HR pros everywhere have one less ACA compliance task to worry about. [Read more…]

ACA reporting: 5 things you need to be doing right now

With the deadlines just months away, ACA reporting is priority number one for many HR pros. Here’s some help with that monumental compliance task. [Read more…]

New Obamacare law prevents new ‘small employer’ definition, potential cost hikes

President Obama just signed into law the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act, a bill that received rare bipartisan support. For many “mid-sized” employers, the law should come as welcome news. [Read more…]

Will bipartisan push finally put an end to the ACA’s Cadillac Tax?

Several new pieces of legislation have been introduced to repeal the Cadillac Tax, and the bills have the backing of both Republicans and Democrats. Does this mean the dreaded excise tax will never see the light of day or will the reg survive yet another challenge?  [Read more…]

IRS re-proposes ACA rule, ends relief for employers

When a glitch in feds’ own Obamacare calculator was uncovered, the IRS gave employers a major break from certain ACA penalties. But all good things must come to an end eventually. [Read more…]