Jessica Webb-Ayer, JD, is a Legal Editor for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications. She has written and edited countless publications on labor and employment law and is the editor of the Benefits Compliance Advisor online newsletter and the benefits manual — Benefits Compliance: Strategies for Plans, Programs & Policies. Ms. Webb-Ayer has also worked on various Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and workers’ compensation/safety products. She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Psychology from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, and graduated cum laude with a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville, Tennessee. Ms. Webb-Ayer is licensed to practice law in Tennessee.
Video: Watch Jessica's recent video about preparing for healthcare reform changes .
This summer, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) survived yet another judicial challenge when the U.S. Supreme Court decided in King v. Burwell that ACA tax credits are available to individuals in states that have federal exchanges. So what’s new with the law, and what are the things that employers need to be thinking about now?
Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Department of the Treasury (collectively, “Departments”) issued final regulations on coverage of certain preventive services under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). More specifically, the new regulations focus on the ACA’s controversial “contraceptive mandate.”
Today, in a 6-3 opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in King v. Burwell that Affordable Care Act (ACA) tax credits are available to individuals in states that have federal exchanges.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently issued final regulations related to healthcare insurance reform’s summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) requirement.
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