• Representative Courtney Introduces Legislation to Repeal Excise Tax

    Apr 29, 2015

    Representative Courtney (D-CT-02), along with 69 bipartisan co-sponsors, introduced the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 2050) on April 28, 2015. The bill repeals the 40% non-deductible excise tax on certain “luxury” health care plans. IPMA-HR has endorsed Courtney's bill and is working with other organizations to get the excise tax repealed.

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  • EEOC Releases Proposed Rule for Employee Wellness Programs

    Apr 16, 2015

    On Thursday, April 16, 2015, the EEOC released its proposed rule for wellness programs that reward participating employees. “The proposed rule amends the ADA regulations to provide guidance on the extent to which employers may use incentives to encourage employees to participate in wellness programs that include disability-related inquiries and/or medical examinations.”

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  • Legislation Introduced to Preserve Wellness Programs

    Mar 24, 2015

    Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Alexander (R-TN) and House Education and Workforce Committee Chairman Kline (R-MN-02) have introduced the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act (S.620/H.R. 1189).

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  • EEOC Sends Proposed Rule on Employee Wellness Programs to OMB

    Mar 20, 2015

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its proposed regulations for employer sponsored wellness programs designed under the ACA.

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  • IRS and Treasury Propose Excise Tax Regulations

    Mar 04, 2015

    In preparation for the Affordable Care Act's excise tax, that’s scheduled to begin to go into effect in 2018, the IRS and Treasury Department have asked for comments on their proposed regulations  for administering the tax. The excise tax would be up to 40% and applies to certain “luxury” employer sponsored health plans.


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  • Representative Guinta Introduces Legislation to Repeal the Excise Tax

    Feb 11, 2015

    Representative Guinta (R-NH-01) introduced the Ax the Tax on Middle Class Americans’ Health Plans Act (H.R. 879).

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  • House Passes 40 Hours is Full Time Legislation

    Jan 09, 2015

    On January 6th, Senator Collins (R-ME) introduced the Forty Hours is Full Time Act of 2015 (S. 30).

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  • IRS issues final regulations implementing the play-or-pay mandate under the PPACA

    Feb 24, 2014

    Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issues final regulations implementing the employer shared responsibility provisions (otherwise known as the play-or-pay mandate) under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

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