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No Vote, No Repeal, No Future Plans: GOP Abandons ACA-Killing Efforts For the Year
When Republicans decided not to vote on their latest incarnation of a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — the Graham-Cassidy bill — they effectively abandoned any hope of repealing the ACA in 2017.more
Senate Republicans Release Bill to 'Repeal and Replace' the Affordable Care Act
On June 22, 2017, Senate Republicans released a draft of their legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). After the House narrowly passed its version of ACA overhaul legislation, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), on May 4, 2017, attention shifted to the Senate to craft its own proposal.more
City Becomes First to Offer Student Loan Repayment Benefits: Who's Next?
The City of Memphis just announced the Student Loan Reduction Program, which was created specifically to help employees with their student loan debts strengthening the idea that student loan repayment benefits are more than a passing fad.more
DOL Withdraws Joint Employer and Independent Contractor Guidance
In a three-sentence press release on Jun. 7, 2017, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced the withdrawal of two Wage and Hour Administrator's Interpretations (AIs) on joint employment and independent contractors.more
HHS Chief: The Senate Will Pass ACA Repeal Bill by August
According to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, the Senate will be able to complete its vote on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by August, just before its month-long recess.more
Health Reform Expert: What Human Resources Needs to Know About GOP Repeal Bill Passing the House
Virtually every major news outlet is covering the passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by the U.S. House of Representatives. But amidst all the coverage, it is tough to find an answer to a question that is near and dear to human resources: What does this GOP victory mean for employers?more
House Passes Comp Bill
Hourly workers who have had to juggle shift schedules with picking up their kids from school or daycare or attending college classes while holding down a full-time job may have cause to cheer a bill that was passed earlier this week by the U.S. House of Representatives.more
Human Resources Professionals Relieved When ACA Replacement Bill Is Pulled
Everybody knows that the GOP's attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) came to a rather ignominious end. But how did the human resources community feel about that outcome?more
Think Trump Administration Is Going to Streamline Regulations? Could Be a Long Wait
Hoping that the Trump administration is going to ease employers' regulatory burden over the next year or so? I am afraid we may have some bad news.more
ACA Repeal Bill Nixed: What Is Next for Healthcare Reform, Employers?
The Republicans' best attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to date has been axed. Where does that leave employers and what can they expect next?more
Bill Allowing Firms to Ask for Workers' Genetic Information Passes First Hurdle
A new bill from the U.S. House of Representatives would give employers a lot more freedom with their wellness program requests — and essentially override the protections under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).more
GOP Health Reform Bill Clears First Two Hurdles: What Is Next?
Republicans just moved one step closer to fulfilling their promises to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (ACA). How much further do they have to go?more
GOP Healthcare Reform Bill: Essential Guide for Employers
Republicans' legislative proposal to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has arrived and employers now have an idea what a future without the ACA might look like.more
An Early Look at Ivanka Trump's Paid Family Leave Plan
Ivanka Trump may not have any official position in her father's administration. But her paid family leave proposal is getting a lot of attention from Republicans trying to hammer out a new tax cut package.more
What You Should Know About GOP's Leaked ACA Replacement Bill
The formal draft of a Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was leaked to the public is likely to look a lot different when it is finalized. Still, it gives human resources professionals a good indication of what the GOP wants to do.more
Does New IRS Action Spell Doom for ACA Employer Mandate?
Employers who could be subject to the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) employer mandate penalties should be very interested in the latest move by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).more
ACA Repeal Could Take Up to Six Years: Will Feds Enforce the Law in the Meantime?
In the wake of President Trump's executive order instructing the federal government to do whatever was legally necessary to ease the burdens of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), little has been said about how long such a move will actually take — until now.more
New President, New Congress; A WPI Insider Briefing on the ACA
President Trump and congressional Republicans campaigned on the promise to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Littler Mendelson's Workplace Policy Institute (WPI) offers a glimpse into where we stand.more
Where Exactly Are We in the ACA Repeal Process?
President Trump and several Republican lawmakers have promised to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But it has not happened yet. Here is why, as well as a timeline for what is to come.more
New Bill Puts ACA Decision in the Hands of the States
A number of bills related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been introduced recently, but this particular piece of legislation has stood out from the rest for a number of reasons.more