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gavel and flag

December 22, 2015

“Small Group Employer” Definition in Each State

Initially, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) defined “small employer” as an employer who employed an average of at least 1 but not more than 100 employees. The Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act, which became effective October 7, 2015, amended the ACA definition of “small employer.” Currently, a “small employer” is defined as an […]

Obama signs law

December 21, 2015

What Employers Need to Know About the Cadillac Tax Delay

On Friday, December 18th, President Obama signed a large spending and tax bill that pushes back the start of the Cadillac Tax from 2018 to 2020. This decision comes after mounting pressure from Republican and Democratic lawmakers, employers and insurers, and businesses and labor unions. These diverse groups argued that the tax unfairly penalizes employers and unionized workers […]


October 6, 2015

California’s Fair Pay Act: Breaking News and Breaking the Glass Ceiling

It’s fitting that today California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Fair Pay Act at Rosie the Riveter National Park. “We Can Do It” was Rosie’s slogan, used to empower women in the workforce during WWII. Thanks to this new legislation, which goes into effect on January 1, California women workers are one step closer to […]

Compliance Issues

October 5, 2015

Top 10 Compliance Issues for Employers

From weed to Obamacare, business compliance concerns are ever-expanding. The field is so diverse that compliance can sometimes feel like a hydra–as soon as you’ve tackled one issue, three new regulations surface demanding your attention. But, facing your company’s compliance challenges doesn’t need to be such a labor. We’ve put together a list of the top […]

Obama signs law

October 2, 2015

ACA Update: PACE Act Headed to Obama’s Desk, What It Means for You

UPDATE: On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, President Obama officially signed the “Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act” into law.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constantly evolving. As your trusted benefits advisor, we’re here to keep you up to date and cut down on confusion. With that in mind, we’re providing this most recent ACA […]

Same-Sex Marriage and Employee Benefits

August 18, 2015

Same-Sex Marriage: All Employee Benefits Are Now Created Equal

This summer, the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage—its impact quickly carried from the court to the chapel to your company. The landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges overturns prior policy which had allowed some states to deny marriage licenses—and by default, employee spousal benefits—to same-sex couples. Now, same-sex couples across America are able to exercise their fundamental right to marry, […]