Directions Newsletter-August 2013

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Topics covered in the August 2013 issue of Directions newsletter includes:

  • CMS Answers Key FF‐SHOP Questions from Small Employers
  • PPACA Hasn’t Killed COBRA—Yet
  • U.S. District Court Cases Signify Use of the Supreme Court’s Windsor Decision to Expand Recognition of Same‐Sex Spouse
  • Fourth Circuit Rules NLRB Recess Appointments Constitutionally Invalid: “Recess”
    Means Only “Intersession” Break
  • Made‐To‐Order Benefit Packages?
  • Health Insurance Premiums Continue To Rise, But Are Moderating
  • Private vs. Public Total Compensation: Is There a Difference?
  • Tips for Employers on Managing Employees’ Use of Social Media
  • Defined Contribution Plans Permitted to Reset Annual Fee Disclosure
  • Revenue Sharing Will Not Be Considered a Plan Asset
  • Massachusetts Repeals their Employer “Fair Share Contribution”
  • Philadelphia Offers Tax Credits to Employers Providing Health Coverage to
    Same‐Sex Couples
  • Minnesota Expands Sick Leave Benefits
  • What’s New in State Laws