December BenefitsBuzz

On December 2, 2015 By Tevis

ACA’s Automatic Enrollment Requirement Repealed On Nov. 2, 2015, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 into law, which included a provision repealing the ACA requirement that large companies automatically enroll their employees in group health plans. Under … Continue reading


August BenefitsBuzz

On July 24, 2015 By Tevis

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidies in Federal Exchanges On June 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in King v. Burwell. The case challenged the availability of health insurance Exchange subsidies in every state, including states with … Continue reading


June BenefitsBuzz

On May 29, 2015 By Tevis

Agencies Plan to Issue Final Rules for SBC Requirements On March 31, 2015, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury (Departments) issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) announcing their intention to issue final regulations for … Continue reading


Final Rule Extends FMLA Rights to Same-sex Couples

On February 26, 2015 By Tevis

On Feb. 25, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule that expands the definition of “spouse” under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The expanded definition of “spouse” allows eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages … Continue reading


November BenefitsBuzz

On October 24, 2014 By Tevis

Agencies Issue Final Rule Expanding the Definition of Excepted Benefits On Sept. 26, 2014, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury issued final regulations expanding one category of excepted benefits. Excepted benefits are certain … Continue reading


September 2013 BenefitsBuzz

On September 6, 2013 By Tevis

DOL Clarifies FMLA Rights for Same-Sex Spouses On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of DOMA. As a result of the Supreme Court’s ruling, same-sex couples that are legally married under state law are now entitled … Continue reading