The Future of the ACA and Employee Benefit Plans

By Caroline Smith

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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From the AssuredPartners Employee Benefits News/Updates Blog

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.

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Client Review of RGIA

RGIA has been a major sponsor of our annual Heart and Soul auction for many years! Not only do they provide us support for fundraising success, but RGIA brokers Dave Wedin (health insurance) and Mike Nichols (Commercial) go above and beyond to make sure we have the best coverage at the very best rates. They are really looking out for our interests!

-CaraLee Cook, Executive Director, Banchero Disability Partners

AssuredPartners May Compliance Observer Newsletter

Compliance Observer Newsletter – May 2016

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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?

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