Following the May passage in the House of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Senate has now released the text of its own draft Affordable Care Act (ACA) reform bill.
From 401(k) plans to vacation policy, this topic gives HR and Compensation professionals specific strategies on how to handle benefit plans. Articles also provide guidance to brokers, advisers and consultants.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 1 got into the act of examining standards of conduct for investment advisers after long being overshadowed in the area of fiduciary oversight by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
A new survey released by TSheets reveals that U.S. workers left 600 million days of vacation unused last year.
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) generally requires private employers offering pension plans to adhere to a lengthy list of rules designed to ensure plan solvency and protect plan participants. Church plans, however, are exempt from those requirements.
If it becomes law, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), as passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, could cause an estimated 924,000 jobs to disappear by 2026 and trigger an economic downturn in nearly every state, according to a new report published by researchers at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health […]
A brewery employee suffering from a medical condition was placed on additional work restrictions by his new treating physician. Accommodating the new restrictions put the employer in a position where it had to either invest in expensive equipment or let the employee walk.
Employers need to plan for more change affecting their compensation and benefit programs as competition for talent intensifies across global borders and the U.S. Congress continues to take steps toward healthcare reform.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking input on how it can reduce the economic and regulatory burdens of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The request for information (RFI), published June 12 in the Federal Register (82 Fed. Reg. 26885), calls for recommendations on streamlining the ACA’s regulation of the individual and small-group […]
Single-premium pension buyout sales as part of the “derisking” of defined benefit (DB) retirement plans for the first quarter rose 31% from the same period in 2016, totaling $1.4 billion—the highest first-quarter results in 15 years, according to the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute.
A bill introduced in both houses of Congress would create a pilot program to provide employment benefits to gig workers. This Portable Benefits for Independent Workers Pilot Program Act (S. 1251, H.R. 2685) would allot the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) $20 million to test portable benefits in fiscal year 2018. “[A] growing number of […]