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Federal Subsidies “King v. Burwell” Case Update

Updated 6/25/2015 – Update on King v. Burwell On 6/25/2015, the Supreme Court released the long awaited decision on King v. Burwell, upholding the availability of federal subsidies and tax credits for individuals purchasing insurance on federal Marketplaces. The...

Women’s Preventive Care under the ACA

The Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury jointly released FAQs that provide additional guidance on women’s preventive care under the ACA. Pursuant to the ACA, all non-grandfathered group health plans are required to cover the following...

2016 Health Savings Account Contribution Limits

The IRS has released new 2016 limits for contributions to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and associated out-of-pocket expenses for high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). The chart below summarizes the changes, if any, from 2015. What do I need to do? Employers should...

Retirement Regulators!

Legislation that regulates the administration of retirement plans is constantly on the political discussion agenda.  While it can be difficult to keep updated on all the changes, we’ve seen a few notable modifications to existing guidance and revenue procedures that...

PCORI Fee Reminder

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee is an ACA fee that helps fund research regarding the effectiveness of medical treatments so that patients, clinicians, purchasers, and policy-makers can make informed health decisions.  The PCORI fee applies...

San Francisco Minimum Wage Increase

Effective 5/1/2015, San Francisco’s minimum wage increased to $12.25 per hour. As of 1/1/2015, San Francisco employers were required to post the new minimum wage Official Notice to inform employees of their rights. This Notice must be posted in a conspicuous...