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Healthcare Reform Update - June 20, 2013

This Article Includes: PPACA Effective Date Watch List – 2013 and 2014, HHS Clarifies Responsibility for Transitional Reinsurance Contributions in Special Circumstances, 2013 GBS Healthcare Reform Webinar Series, HHS Issues Additional Proposed Regulations on Program Integrity and Certain Exchange Functions, Questions and Answers for Employers

Tag(s): Healthcare Reform; Health & Welfare;

Pay for Hybrid Jobs

Fox and Lawson’s COMPDOCTOR article outlines how public sector organizations adjust to the “new normal”―being forced to downsize to reduce costs. This action has a real impact on the manner in which work is performed and services are delivered. (HR News magazine, 06/2013)

Tag(s): Public Sector; HR & Compensation;

Managing Risk in an Aging Workforce

Organizations across the U.S. are finding themselves dealing with a unique phenomenon that few had anticipated, let alone prepared for―how to deal with an aging workforce. The primary “culprit” in this is the “Baby Boomer Generation,” which includes those born from 1946 to 1964. The overall medical severity tends to be higher for older workers than younger workers across all diagnoses.

Tag(s): Loss Control; Public Sector; Management Liability; Transportation;

Technical Bulletin-New IRS Guidance - Health FSAs May Allow Carryover up to $500

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2013-71 which modifies the use-or-lose rule for health FSAs offered under a cafeteria plan. Pursuant to this guidance, beginning in 2013, employers are permitted, but are not required, to include a provision in their cafeteria plan that allows up to $500 of unused health FSA funds to be carried over to the following plan year.

Tag(s): Health & Welfare; Compliance Consulting;

Directions Newsletter-June 2013

Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits & HR Consulting Division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The June 2013 issue includes healthcare reform updates, benefit trends and surveys, upcoming webinar information and a variety of benefits and HR news including: Wellness in the Land of Confusion; 10 Essential Facts About the Affordable Care Act, Dental and Vision Benefits; and Strategies for Coping With a Wage and Hour Audit.

Tag(s): Health & Welfare; Compliance Consulting;

The Move Away from Stock Options Continues: Preview of 2012 Data

Reda, Schmidt and Glass note that the role of stock options in a long-term incentive (LTI) program has diminished over the last 10 years. While the authors see stock options continuing to play a role in a typical LTI program, they note that performance measures also continue to adapt to the business climate and individual company business objectives. (Journal of Compensation & Benefits, 05/2013)

Tag(s): HR & Compensation; Executive Benefits;