While you may be in the thick of navigating the coronavirus and what it means to your organization and employees, it’s important to remember that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still in place. One of the important provisions of the employer mandate is offering affordable coverage to employees. But, what does affordable even mean?
A federal court in New York recently struck down four federal Department of Labor (DOL) rules related to the leaves provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). As a result, certain aspects of the FFCRA are now more favorable to employees. Unfortunately, it’s not clear if the ruling applies nationwide or only in […]
In a highly publicized press conference on Saturday, August 8, President Trump announced the issuance of an Executive Memorandum addressing payroll tax relief in light of the ongoing pandemic. The Memo directs the Treasury Secretary to defer employers’ withholding, deposit and payment of Social Security and Medicare taxes from qualifying employees’ wages. It is effective […]
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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) fee, which must be paid by group health plans. We have good news for employers with fully insured group health plans: No further action is needed unless you sponsor a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), which is considered a self-funded group health plan. Employers sponsoring […]
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – FirstPerson recently welcomed Denny Darrow as Vice President and Advisor. The addition of Darrow allows the firm to leverage his extensive experience leading people and change at large organizations to further advance the benefits and people strategies of enterprise firms. Darrow has more than 22 years of strategic leadership experience in human resources and employee healthcare, most recently serving as Vice President of Human Resources for […]