Employee Benefits

King v. Burwell: What to Expect From the Supreme Court Argument

On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear argument in King v. Burwell, a …

Honored in the Breach: Employer Action Items for an Insurer Data Breach

This morning, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, one of the largest health insurers in the country, notified its policyholders, …

Congress Clarifies the Expatriate Health Coverage Exemption

For expatriate health plans issued or renewed on or after July 1, 2015, the Expatriate Health Coverage Clarification Act of …

Supreme Court Rejects Analysis of Duration of Retiree Benefits As Contrary to Contract Law

On January 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States resolved a long-standing dispute between the Sixth Circuit Court …

Feb. 2 Deadline Looming to Implement Retroactive Increase in 2014 Mass Transit Benefit Limits

Affected employers must move quickly to take advantage of a special administrative procedure regarding a retroactive increase in excludable transit …

Congress Passes FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill: What it Means for Labor and Employment Agencies

Narrowly averting a federal government shutdown, on December 13 in a rare Saturday evening session the Senate passed the massive …

‘Tis the (Retail) Season, Part IV: Are Seasonal Workers Entitled to Health Care Coverage? A 2014 Update

As the holiday shopping season approaches, we are considering a number of issues that employers of seasonal workers might be …

Administration Publishes Fall 2014 Unified Regulatory Agenda

We expect 2015 to be a very busy year for actions on new or proposed federal regulations in the absence …

New ACA Guidance Permits Employer-Initiated Measurement Period Changes

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released Affordable Care Act (ACA) guidance addressing how to determine full-time status when an …