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Warner, Portman Introduce Legislation To Streamline Employer Reporting Requirements Under Obamacare

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today introduced the bipartisan Commonsense Reporting Act of 2017 to streamline and modernize employer reporting requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). This legislation would strike a balance between ensuring the Treasury Department has the necessary data to determine availability of affordable coverage, while cutting down on unnecessary paperwork and administrative costs for businesses. (Alexandria News)

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What Healthcare Changes Could Mean for Restaurants

The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), which is the Senate GOP’s response to the House GOP’s original healthcare bill aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), still needs to be voted on in the Senate, so its fate remains uncertain. However, it’s important restaurant owners understand the implications it may have if passed because restaurants would be among the top industries impacted. (QSR)

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Hospitality Health Care Solutions

To visit the WRA Hospitality Health Care Solutions web portal, click here. To speak with a WRA Health Care solutions provider – click here. Way back in 2010, employers were looking at

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Senate Republicans unveil plan to revise Affordable Care Act

Senate Republicans revealed their proposal Thursday for the repeal and overhaul of the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, but the legislation is expected to face an uphill climb. Coming weeks after the House passed a healthcare bill that Vice President Mike Pence declared “the beginning of the end of Obamacare,” the Senate’s version would create a system of federal tax credits to help individuals buy insurance, while allowing states to drop many benefits now required under the ACA, like maternity care, emergency services and mental health treatment, according to The New York Times. (Restaurant Hospitality)

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Bill proposes changes to the Affordable Care Act

Earlier this month, U.S. House Republicans introduced a bill tilted the American Health Care Act. The legislation aims to repeal and replace key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Weekly Update: Bills Supported by Hospitality Remain Alive After Legislative Cut-off

Bills Supported by Hospitality Remain Alive After Legislative Cut-off March 8 marked the half-way point in the scheduled 105-day legislative session. We successfully advocated for several bills. Legislation that passed

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OBAMACARE (Reporting requirements still in place!)

Healthcare Solutions Employers subject to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) information reporting requirements are reminded that the deadlines to file and furnish Forms 1094 and 1095 are quickly approaching. The

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Affordable Care Act Notification Requirements

Part One – Important Notice: Please note that now that the Trump administration is in office, there is a strong possibility that there will be major changes to the Affordable

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Plan Well (Open Enrollment Success)

Washington Hospitality Healthcare Solutions   Hospitality Health Insurance Trust   – Click to connect to consulting and advisory network. When benefit plans are well designed, they become a powerful tool

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What is ‘Minimum Essential Coverage’?

by Lisa Klinger Minimum Essential Coverage consulting through Washington Hospitality Association Healthcare Solutions There are several terms in the Affordable Care Act that sound similar and therefore cause some confusion.

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Open enrollment check list for employers

All plans must comply with these benefit requirements for 2017 plan years For more information and consultation regarding Washington Hospitality Association’s Healthcare Solutions – Click Here Essential Health Benefits: All

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What does ACA repeal mean for hospitality?

For six years Republicans have promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Now it appears that the new administration is set to do so. As a result, across the health

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Did you know? Breastfeeding laws for employers

The WRA and WLA are your resource. We recently updated our HERO manual (log-in for access) to include the current provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act regarding breastfeeding employees. What

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How costly is overregulation?

Excessive regulation is slowing entrepreneurial growth and job creation in the restaurant industry, White Castle’s head of government affairs told the House and Senate’s Joint Economic Committee.

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ACA compliance about to get more difficult

Explore Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC).  Companies with over 50 employees  can save thousands. If you have at least 50 full-time equivalent employees—you will soon be facing huge challenges with health