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Trump Administration Seeks to Expand Short-Term Health Insurance

The Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and the Treasury (the Departments) issued a proposed rule on February 20 seeking to expand the availability of short-term, limited-duration health insurance by allowing consumers to buy plans providing coverage for any period of less than 12 months, rather than the current maximum period of less […]

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Trump’s New Tax Law Contains Important Implications for Employers

On December 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the highly touted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) into law. Among other things, the TCJA is intended to reduce tax rates for businesses and individuals and simplify income tax preparation by increasing the standard deduction and family tax credits, reducing the alternative minimum tax for individuals, […]

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Review of the Trump Administration’s First Year: Aggressive Agency Action

The past year has included many expected moves by the Trump administration, such as the reversal of some of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) controversial decisions under the Obama administration, as well as several unexpected developments among several agencies.

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Trump Executive Order Calls for Broader Use of AHPs, HRAs

A recent Executive Order from President Donald Trump aims to give employers greater latitude in banding together to purchase health coverage, and in subsidizing employees’ coverage through health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs).

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Trump administration pumps the brakes on new OSHA rules

by Eric J. Conn President Donald Trump was carried into the White House on promises (or threats) of rolling back government regulations. At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this year, his now former senior policy adviser, Steve Bannon, framed the president’s agenda in terms of “deconstruction of the administrative state,” meaning he plans to […]

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