Archive for the ‘Health Care Reform’ Category

Legislation Clarifying Health Care Waiting Period Requirements Signed into Law​​​​

California Chamber of Commerce-supported legislation that will resolve confusion between state and federal rules governing health care enrollment waiting periods has been signed into law. The bill, SB 1034 (Monning; D-Carmel; Chapter 195), eliminates confusion for employers by deleting certain provisions of California law related to waiting period limitations for health care coverage and clarifying that employer-imposed waiting […]

21 Aug 14 - Health Care Reform - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Governor Signs Bill Easing Transition to Implementing Federal Health Care Law​​​​​

​Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed California Chamber of Commerce-supported legislation that will help small employers control their health care costs. SB 1446 (DeSaulnier; D-Concord, Chapter 84) allows small employers that renewed their health coverage in 2013 to extend their pre-Affordable Care Act (ACA) health care policies through December 31, 2015. In March 2014, President Barack Obama announced […]

18 Jul 14 - Health Care Reform - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

The White House is Relaxing the Employer Mandate Again

The Treasury Department on Monday rolled out more tweaks to the health-care law’s requirement that all large employers, those with 50 or more workers, provide insurance coverage to their workers. This is the part of Obamacare was supposed to take effect at the start of 2014, but was delayed by the White House this past […]

11 Feb 14 - Benefits, Health Care Reform - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Form W-2: Report Employer Provided Health Care Coverage

The Affordable Care Act requires employers to report the cost of an employee’s health care coverage under an employer-sponsored group health care plan on an employee’s Form W-2. This reporting requirement does not make the benefit taxable. The value of the benefit continues to be excludable from an employee’s income. The reporting requirement is “for […]

13 Jan 14 - Benefits, Health Care Reform - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »