The White House Friday proposed two rules in response to the Supreme Courts Hobby Lobby decision earlier this summer that will allow women to receive contraception coverage if an employer refuses to offer it for religious reasons.
Coming on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Courts Dudenhoeffer decision, which eliminated a pro-fiduciary presumption with respect to company stock holdings in qualified retirement plans, the Fourth Circuit issued a decision last week that could cause even more unrest for plan fiduciaries.
Commentary; 2015 is getting close and the Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate (Play or Pay) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is almost here. So what does this mean for your organization?
California lawmakers are currently weighing a legislative proposal that would bring vision care options to qualified individuals and employers through an exchange.
From fees and features to funds and fiduciaries, there's lots to consider when reviewing your 401(k) plan.
Technical glitches and data-management challenges have dominated HIX headlines at both the state and federal level, with the latest news showing how even the most widely regarded and most vilified state-run operations now share this common thread.
Accountable care organizations promise better alignment of health care provider incentives and patient outcomes. Can ACOs revolutionize employer-sponsored health care?
Benefit advisers and employers should follow these suggestions from Mercer on ways to make open enrollment 2015 successful for companies and employers alike.
The bill that would establish a federal clearinghouse for state-by-state broker and agent licensing has successfully passed the U.S. Senate as an amendment to the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, known as TRIA. It was previously left off another insurance industry bill at this point in the process.
Commentary: In todays ubiquitous social media environment, employers face tremendous risks when utilizing social media as part of the hiring process. Even the most stringent recruitment process can become infiltrated with discriminatory practices, whether its intentional or not. Human resources professionals continue to struggle with this.
Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.) on Tuesday introduced new legislation to counter the debated Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision, which favored religious exemptions to certain contraception methods.
As reports of more DOL audits continue to spook benefit advisers into talking compliance with their clients, employers are confirming that they, too, are fearful of federal agencies monitoring.
Over the past two months, minimum wage increases have either been signed into law or enacted in states from coast to coast. With many more locales still considering changes, management and legal authorities recommend employers of all sizes and industry revisit their pay structures.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions vigorous zeal for employer compliance with the Americans with Disability Act is not showing any signs of letting up. As a result, legal advisers in the labor and employment field recommend that employers of all sizes conduct a thorough review of their policies and accommodations.
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court ruled that, as applied to closely held corporations, Obamacares contraception mandate requiring employers to provide workers with no-cost access to contraception violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Reaction to the case, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., was swift, although most legal experts believe it is not likely to have broad implications for the majority of employer-sponsored health care plans.