It’s been over a week since the election results came in and since then, you have likely been inundated with emails, seen many television interviews, and heard other news sources espousing predictions of what is on the horizon for employee benefit plans, and specifically, the future of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). Indeed, the Trump administration and the Republican-dominated Congress will likely come out swinging, raring to take down the ACA as one of its top priorities in an effort to show supporters that President Trump is fulfilling one of his campaign promises immediately.
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EEOC Issues Final Rules on Employer Wellness Programs
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued final rules clarifying how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to employer wellness programs.
The final rules remain fairly consistent with the 2015 proposed rules however they provide much needed clarification and additional guidance necessary to ensure employers structure their wellness programs without violating the ADA or GINA.
-CaraLee Cook, Executive Director, Banchero Disability Partners
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Compliance Observer Newsletter – May 2016
AssuredPartners has released its Compliance Observer Newsletter for the second quarter of 2016. This newsletter contains information on many employee benefits compliance issues. The following articles, information, and important reminders are contained in this Newsletter:
- ACA Reporting Extensions & Penalty Relief
- Departments Finalize SBC Templates
- HHS Releases Annual Out-of-Pocket Limits for 2017
- Phase 2 of HIPAA Audit Program
- Marketplace Notices & Subsidy Appeals
- Moratorium on Health Insurance Providers Fee
- Agencies Provide Guidance on Preventive Services, Rescissions, Mental Health Parity, and More
- New FMLA Poster and Employer’s Guide
- ACA in the Courts – A Case to Watch
- Affordability Contribution Increased for 2017
- CMS Data Match Program: Are You Aware?