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The Business Group Blog was created to share and discuss information about challenges and solutions to the health care benefits issues that large employers face today and tomorrow — such as controlling health care costs, reforming the health care delivery system, and engaging employees in their health and benefits — and will provide insight into national health policy issues. We hope you find this information useful and will consider subscribing to the blog and sharing any thoughts or ideas with us at blog@businessgrouphealth.org.

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1. Moving Ahead on ACA Compliance

Recently, the IRS extended “good faith” transition relief, which protects employers from ACA employer reporting penalties for an additional year, provided they make good faith efforts to comply. We expect that agencies regulating employers and their health plans--DOL, HHS, IRS, and EEOC--will continue to issue guidance on the ACA, tax, and other compliance topics in the coming months.

Tags: policy, ACA
2. What The Trump Election Means for the ACA

Now that Donald Trump has won the presidency with a majority Republican House and Senate, what does the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) look like?  During the campaign, Donald Trump supported Republican Congressional efforts to “repeal and replace” the law with an alternative health care plan. Will he push through with his campaign pledge?

Tags: ACA, policy, employer mandate, tax policy
3. State and Local Governments Enact Paid Leave Mandates

In response to President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address and subsequent urging by the U.S. Department of Labor, state and local governments across the country have enacted paid leave mandates requiring employers to provide paid sick and parental/family leave.

Tags: leave, policy, State and Local Governments
4. How Will The Health Care Agenda Change Under a Clinton or Trump Presidency?

While health care is not a top priority on the campaign trail and not top of voters’ minds this year, who wins on November 8 will impact the health care agenda in Washington in 2017. According to analysis presented in the Business Group’s special election year webinar earlier this week, even though Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump don’t offer many details about their health policy priorities, we can glean enough information from them and from Congress to make some predictions.

Tags: ACA, tax policy, employer mandate, policy

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