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Fall 2014 | Benefits and Employment Briefing

Latest Employer Wellness Plan to Draw EEOC Fire Includes Biometric Screening Requirement

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission appears to be attacking corporate wellness programs based on the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
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Affordable Care Act Employer Penalties — Another Reason to Make Sure Workers Are Properly Classified

Beginning next year, an applicable large employer that does not offer affordable minimum value group health coverage to its full-time employees will be vulnerable to employer shared responsibility penalties.
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Affordable Care Act — Transitional Reinsurance Fee Reporting and Payment Requirements

The Affordable Care Act established a reinsurance program to assist with stabilizing health insurance premiums payable for coverage in the individual market in 2014 through 2016.
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Narrow “Minimum Value” Plans to Be Short-Lived Under the ACA

“Narrow minimum value plans” would have enabled employers to offer a significantly lower cost health plan, while still providing minimum value, but there’s a catch.
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President to Expand, Create Programs for Undocumented Workers

President Barak Obama has announced he will take executive action to expand the number of currently undocumented individuals who will be allowed to remain and work legally in the U.S.
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