This Article Includes: Regulators Issue Much Anticipated Guidance on the Notice of Exchanges (Marketplaces) to Employees, IRS Releases Proposed Regulations on Minimum Value and Affordability for Wellness Programs, HSAs and HRAs, Departments Release FAQs Offering SBC Guidance and Update Templates, Certificates of Creditable Coverage Are Going Away! -But Not Yet, New PPACA Implementation FAQs Offer Guidance on Range of Issues Including Clinical Trials, HHS Attempts to Simplify Individual and Family Applications for Marketplaces, CMS Sets Termination Dates in Anticipation of ERRP Wind Down, GBS Benefits Strategy and Benchmarking Survey Closes on May 17, Questions and Answers for Employers
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Technical Bulletin-DOL Issues Guidance Adopting ‘State of Celebration’ Approach for Same-Sex Spouses
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. They concluded that section 3 of DOMA “undermines both the public and private significance of state-sanctioned same-sex marriages” and found that “no legitimate purpose” overcomes Section 3’s “purpose and effect to disparage and to injure those whom the state, by its marriage laws, sought to protect.” The guide highlights this decision.
Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits & HR Consulting Division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The May 2013 issue includes healthcare reform updates, benefit trends and surveys, upcoming webinar information and a variety of benefits and HR news including: IRS Releases 2014 HSA Values Which Impact Non‐Grandfathered Health Plans and QHPs; U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Partly Favors ERISA Plan, Partly Participants; and Five Tips for Saving on Prescription Drugs.
Moving machine parts can cause minor injuries such as cuts and scrapes, as well as major crushing and amputation injuries and even death. Learn about machine guarding and the safe work practices you need to follow.
Speed is a factor in every motor vehicle accident, either as the actual cause, the contributing factor or the severity of the accident. Speed can reduce ones reaction time to changing conditions and emergency situations on the road - and increase the likelihood of rear end collisions by reducing the stopping distance. As you increase your speed, more energy is generated in an accident when you strike an object. Speed increases the chance that you will be involved in rear end, lane change, sideswipe, jackknife, intersection, turning or passing accident or a head-on collision. For truck or equipment vehicle drivers, the outcome of an accident can be even more severe due to the weight of the vehicle versus that of a standard passenger vehicle. How can you improve safety in driving while retaining performance expectations with your employer or client?
Technical Bulletin-Regulators Issue Post-Windsor Guidance on Treatment of Same-sex Couples and Signal more Guidance is Forthcoming
The U.S Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance clarifying the effects of the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, in which the Court held section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. In short, the guidance issued provides the long awaited answer as to the treatment of same-sex couples post Windsor.
Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits & HR Consulting Division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The April 2013 issue includes healthcare reform updates, benefit trends and surveys, upcoming webinar information and a variety of benefits and HR news including: Same‐Sex Marriage Cases Argued Before the Supreme Court, Effects to Reach Employer‐Sponsored Benefits; CMS Releases Medicare Prescription Drug Values for 2014; and IRS Posts New FAQs on the Retiree Drug Subsidy Program.
This Article Includes: Departments Release Proposed Guidance on 90-Day Waiting Period Limitation, Final MEWA Rules Increase Reporting and Enforcement Authority and Extend 2012 M-1 Filing Deadline, The Departments Provide Transitional Relief to Expatriate Health Plans, Departments Extend Transitional Period for NAIC-similar State External Review Process until January 1, 2016, Correction to Rule on Large Employer Shared Responsibility and Transition Relief for Multiemployer Plans, Gallagher Benefit Services invites your organization to participate in our inaugural Benefits Strategy and Benchmarking Survey, Gallagher International Benefit Services presents the 43rd Annual IBIS Academy in Prague, Questions and Answers for Employers
To protect worker hearing, employers should conduct sound surveys, control noise exposures, enroll affected employees in a hearing conservation program and provide hearing protection. Hearing protection devices (HPD) such as earmuffs and earplugs can be an effective measure to protect hearing in noisy work environments.
This Article Includes: HHS Issues Final Rule on Transition Reinsurance Program, IRS Releases Proposed Guidance on Annual Health Insurer Fee, Guidance Provides Vision of Small Business Exchanges on Horizon, Multi-State Plan Program Final Rule Offers Insights Into Plans Intended to Foster Competition, HHS Releases Final Rule Implementing Premium Stabilization Program under PPACA, Gallagher Benefit Services invites your organization to participate in our inaugural Benefits Strategy and Benchmarking Survey, Gallagher International Benefit Services presents the 43rd Annual IBIS Academy in Prague, Questions and Answers for Employers