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After GOP Senate takeover, will ACA survive?

11/10/2014
When the midterm elections swept Republicans to complete control of Congress starting in January, incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House John Boehner immediately vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That’s unlikely to happen.

Walmart drops health benefits for part-timers

10/30/2014
Walmart has announced it will stop offering health insurance benefits next year to part-time employees working less than 30 hours per week—about 5% of the retail giant’s workers.

What’s the procedure for handling a worker’s comp claim when an employee is injured?

10/27/2014
Q. As a California employer, what should I do if one of my employees gets injured on the job or has a work-related illness?

Even though we have no employees, do we still need workers’ comp coverage?

10/27/2014
Q. My daughter and I are the sole owners of our business. Are we required to obtain workers’ compensation coverage even though we have no employees?

IRS lets employees drop cafeteria coverage, choose ACA plans

10/22/2014
The IRS has expanded the conditions under which cafeteria plans may allow employees to revoke their participation in group health plans to account for individual coverage that’s available on the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges. That could save them money.

Court runs out of patience with tightwad insurer

10/14/2014
Courts don’t like it when insurers try to use technicalities to limit benefits.

Help staff make the most of open enrollment

10/08/2014
As you prepare for the upcoming open enrollment season for health benefits, pass along these tips to help employees make smart choices.

Guidance on making ACA employer-mandate decision

10/08/2014
Employers on the fence about whether to offer health benefits to employees in 2015 have some important decisions to make this month. That’s because open enrollment on the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges begins Nov. 15.

How do I get workers comp coverage?

10/07/2014
Q. How do I go about obtaining workers’ compensation coverage? Once I have this coverage, what related rights do I have?

What’s not covered by workers’ comp?

10/07/2014
Q. As a Texas employer, what types of workplace injuries are excepted from my workers’ compensation insurance coverage?