SHRM Live is just TWO days away!
Chatrane Birbal is Director, Congressional Affairs for Health and Employee Benefits Policy for SHRM.
SHRM Live is just TWO days away!
Last night’s midterm elections resulted in a tilt of power for the 116th Congress with democrats clinching the majority in the House of Representative and republicans expanding their majority in the Senate.
Following last year’s failed efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), supporters for “Medicare for all” or a government health care system are turning up the heat... and, it’s not because it’s HOT this summer in Washington, DC.
With the looming elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on March 5, 2018, many employers face the prospect of losing employees who fill key roles within their organizations. Some of these employees may have self-identified as DACA recipients to their employer, but others may not have done so.
Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), a nonpartisan federal agency within the legislative branch of the United States government released its analysis of the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
Here are some of the key points from the CBO analysis:
By 2026, 52 Million People Total Would Not Have Coverage
As the Democratic National Convention comes to a close I find myself reflecting on the city of Philadelphia – the epicenter of where history is made.
Remember that classic Tina Turner song “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” On day three of the Republican National Convention, CNN’s Donna Brazile reminded us that when it comes to politics, it’s not about love but instead it’s about the future of our nation. You’re probably thinking, “Seriously?!!”… Let me provide some context.
At the conclusion of 2015, I may have been experiencing nostalgia because of the holiday season or maybe it was that rare feeling of legislative success. After all, I did actively advocate with my colleagues in the National Coalition on Benefits to achieve a two-year delay of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) excise tax (also known as the “Cadillac tax”). In the lobbying industry, this is almost unheard of since it takes several congressional sessions to achieve enactment of a bill into law.
The 2016 SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference is fast approaching! Whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran attendee, there will be something for everyone at this year’s event–from the anticipated wide-ranging changes to the FLSA overtime regulations, to implementation of the Affordable Care Act, to impactful advocacy engagement.
At the end of the year most American employees are gearing up for the holidays, shopping, attending social gatherings and scheduling vacations. Meanwhile, you may find many HR professionals working diligently to prepare for the year ahead. In December, HR professionals are finalizing year-end payroll, annual reviews, open enrollment, year-end audits and other forward thinking strategic initiatives to support business operations.
The very popular children’s book “Only One You” teaches the lesson of diversity and accepting others as unique individuals. So what does a children’s book have to do with immigration reform?
Well….at an early age children are taught that they are unique individuals, taken for who they are at face value. However, in today’s modern age of technology having to verify one’s identity is becoming a common practice.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has now survived two Supreme Court lawsuits. And, odds are the ACA will continue to face legislative efforts to fully repeal the law through next year’s presidential election. In the meantime, employers and employees are revving their engines and gearing up for the anticipated 40% excise tax also known as the “Cadillac tax.”