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Congress Proposes Changing ACA Fulltime Definition

April 4, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The dynamics in Congress are changing with respect to the Affordable Care Act, and now is the time for you to help.  Until now, Republicans have voted literally dozens of times to fully repeal the law; most Democrats, for their part, have resisted reopening it at all. But now, narrower refinements and technical fixes are beginning to be proposed.  The first of those is H.R.2575, the "Save American Workers Act."  This bill would redefine full-time employment as 40 hours per week rather than 30... (more)

Obama Care Mandate for Small Businesses Pushed Back

February 26, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama administration on Monday, February 10 announced a second delay of the employer mandate under ObamaCare, adding another black mark to the rollout. T
he requirement that companies offer their workers insurance or pay penalties — a cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act — was postponed once under pressure from business groups... (more)

Affordable Care Act Notice Available

October 14, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Starting October 1, all employers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act will be required to post, along with your other employee notices, a document prepared by the federal government titled New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage... (more)

Affordable Care Act Penalties Delayed

July 3, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama Administration made a major announcement regarding the imposition of penalties on "large employers” that do not provide health care to their employees in 2014 or do not provide adequate coverage – the penalties will not be imposed until 2015.  (Large employers have more than 50 full time or full-time-equivalent employees... (more)

How to Get Ready for the Affordable Care Act

April 5, 2013
ALPHARETTA, GA - For employers who have adopted a wait and see approach with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) the time to wait is over. 2013 now becomes a critical planning year with strategies around cost containment and compliance. This should be a key focus for green industry employers to get a hold of before this fall... (more)

What You Need to Know About Obama Care

January 22, 2013
HARRISBURG - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obama Care," will not affect many PLNA members. Due to be implemented next January 1, 2014, the law exempts businesses of 50 fulltime equivalent (FTE) employees or less from the requirement to provide health insurance to employees or face penalties. Seasonal employees (working less than 120 days) are not counted in determining the total FTE employees... (more)
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