Final ACA Market Reform Rules Released

On Nov. 18, 2015, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury (Departments) issued final regulations regarding a number of ACA market reform requirements, including annual limits, dependent coverage up to age 26 and patient protections. While this final rule largely reaffirms proposed interim final rules, there are a few measures to … Continue reading Final ACA Market Reform Rules Released

DOL Proposes Expanding Overtime Protections

On June 3, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a proposed rule to modify the “white collar exemptions” provided by the Fair Labor Standards Act. As proposed, the change would have a far-reaching impact, since it would expand the number of employees who qualify for overtime pay based on salary exemption requirements. To … Continue reading DOL Proposes Expanding Overtime Protections

ACA Automatic Enrollment Requirement Repealed

On Nov. 2, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which includes a provision repealing the ACA’s automatic enrollment requirement. Previously, under the ACA, certain large employers would have been required to automatically enroll new employees and re-enroll current employees in one of the employer’s health plans, subject to a … Continue reading ACA Automatic Enrollment Requirement Repealed