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Health Care Reform: October 1 Notification One-Stop

Comply with the October 1, 2013 deadline of the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) notification requirement! Employers must provide notice to existing employees by Oct. 1, 2013, according to

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Get your questions answered on healthcare reform! Member-only conference call is tomorrow, Aug. 28 at 9am

The Washington Restaurant Association’s healthcare expert Donna Steward is still available to help educate the restaurant industry and individually answer member questions. Every month, we conduct a toll-free conference call

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ACA requires employers to notify employees about exchanges

As federal and state governments scramble to get new health insurance marketplaces off the ground by Oct. 1, employers face a new federal mandate under the Affordable Care Act to notify employees about these marketplaces, also known as exchanges.

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Health care law begins to kick into high gear

The biggest changes to the U.S. health insurance system in decades continue to unfold this fall, with government-run exchanges set to begin selling health plans for 2014 to millions of individuals and small businesses Oct. 1.

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New 40-hour bill introduced in House

New legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives that could change the 2010 health care law’s definition of a full-time work week to 40 hours, addressing one of restaurateurs’ most pressing concerns about the law.

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Restaurateurs urged to contact Congress on health care law

Concerned about the impact of the 2010 health care law on your business? Tell Congress.

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IRS explains 2014 transition rules for employers under health care law

The Internal Revenue Service has released additional guidance for employers on the Obama Administration’s July 2 decision to make 2014 a year of transition and voluntary compliance for businesses on the health care law’s employer mandate and reporting requirements.

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FAQ: Understanding Employers’ “Responsibility” in the Federal Health Care Reform Law

The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes several components that apply to employers and business owners regardless of size. While the most onerous of the provisions apply to employers with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees, each requirement brings forward new challenges for employers of all sizes. Employers need to be aware of upcoming reporting requirements and the changes to existing processes that may be necessary to comply with these requirements.

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BREAKING NEWS: Employer penalties and reporting delayed under health care law

In a major victory for employers who have been struggling to understand and figure out how to implement the 2010 health care law, the Treasury Department announced today that it

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New annual health plan fee begins next month

Employers who offer health plans could feel the impact of a new annual fee as soon as next month. Depending on when an employer’s health plan ends, the first annual fee to support the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is due July 31.

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Final rule on small business health exchanges released

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week released a final rule explaining the operation of Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) exchanges, the online health insurance marketplaces established by the 2010 health care law as a new option for small businesses to compare and purchase health plans for their employees.

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Health Care Primer

The National Restaurant Association released the Health Care Law Primer at the NRA Show last week. The primer provides an overview of the health care law, along with the regulations

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NEW RULES! New Health Insurance Exchange (Marketplace) Notices

The Exchange Notice provides employees with certain information related to the new Exchanges (also called Marketplaces) which are expected to begin operating next year. Following a delay in the original

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Health-care notice language released

The Department of Labor May 8 released model language and a template for the written notice that almost all employers will be required to provide to their employees about how to access health care coverage through new “exchanges” created by the 2010 health care law.

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FAQ: Key Components of the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act All Employers Should Know

The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes several components that apply to employers. Key among these are the employer responsibility, affordability and nondiscrimination components.