Even though the U.S. economy appears to be doing well, Americans are concerned about what Congress will be doing in the next six months about the ACA. The Current State The ACA has single handedly tripled the overall cost of health care since it was signed into law. Insurance premiums and deductibles have skyrocketed. Even though the number of insured individuals is higher, the total percentage of insured cost is down by about half since 2010. Insurance failures are rampant, and very few insurer...
Some in Washington feel that today we are closer than ever of sending ACA to the ash heap of history and opening the door for much-needed market-based solutions to health insurance. With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Republicans banded together to eliminate the unpopular ACA program individual mandate. Now the administration is determined to find a better way to address our nation’s health-care needs. But despite these positive developments, both parties in Washington are considering policies...
Important I-9 Audit Information Employer’s Must Know The administration proposed budget for FY19 includes $47.5 billion for DHS for "strengthening border security, ensuring enforcement of immigration laws, and reforming the legal immigration system." The administration’s proposed $571 million to hire 2,000 additional Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and $132 million for E-Verify; The administration called on Congress to require all employers to use E-Verify to check...
New Parent Leave Of Absence Act: Effective January 1, 2018, employers with 20 to 49 employees are now required to allow qualified employees to take unpaid leave as much as 12 weeks to bond with a new child. To be eligible for qualification, employee must have completed 1,250 hours of work for the company within the past year, and work at a location where there are at least 20 employees within 75 miles of the worksite. New Parent Leave Act What: Employers employing 20 to 49 employees must all...