Tag: Ashley Gillihan

EEOC’s new wellness program rules give employers more to consider

Employers are getting a look at new final rules affecting how they structure wellness programs, rules that are meant to clear up conflicts among various federal laws but that also may make administration of wellness programs more challenging. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) new rules describe how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and […]

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Play or Pay? Pros and Cons

In yesterday’s Advisor, attorney Ashley Gillihan offered critical definitions of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) terms of art. Today, his pros and cons of dropping/maintaining coverage, plus an introduction to the all-things-HR-in-one-place website, HR.BLR.com. Gillihan is counsel in the Atlanta office of Alston & Bird LLP. His tips came at a recent webinar […]

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ACA Full of Terms of Art (That You Need to Know)

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its “play or pay” provision are jam-packed with terms of art, says attorney Ashley Gillihan. Let’s talk about “applicable large employer,” “full time,” and “hours of service” for starters.

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Your Immediate Action Required: Affordable Care Act 2013

Gillihan, who is Counsel in the Atlanta office of Alston & Bird LLP, made his suggestions at a recent webinar sponsored by BLR/HRHero. Complying with the Women’s Health Preventive Care Requirement First of all, employers should already be complying with women’s health preventive care requirements, in effect January 1 for calendar plan years, says Gillilan. […]

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COBRA Bills Face Uncertain Future as Federal Subsidy Begins to Expire

Update Dec. 21, 2009: President signs bill including COBRA subsidy extension By Ashley Gillihan and Carolyn Smith When Congress returned to session today, health care reform wasn’t the only piece of major legislation still left hanging as 2010 comes to a close. Also up in the air is whether the current COBRA health insurance subsidy […]

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House Health Reform Bill’s Impact on Employers

Update Dec. 16: COBRA Subsidy Extension Provisions Likely to Be Enacted As Part of DOD Appropriations Act By Ashley Gillihan and John Hickman Last week Nancy Pelosi (D-California), the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, released a 1,990-page health care reform bill called the Affordable Health Care for America Act. The bill is a […]

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Our Best Benefits Bet: Congress Will Extend COBRA Subsidy

Update Dec. 21, 2009: President signs bill including COBRA subsidy extension by Ashley Gillihan In February, President Barack Obama enacted the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Among other things, the ARRA provided a temporary (up to nine months), 65 percent, federally funded, COBRA premium subsidy to any qualified beneficiary who became or becomes eligible […]

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