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Eye on Washington: Legislative Updates

Updated on May 20, 2016

HHS Issues Final Rule on ACA Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Rules, Which May Affect Certain Employer-Sponsored Plans

On May 16, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released a sweeping final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).


DOL Releases Changes to FLSA Overtime Rules

May 18

On May 18, 2016, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published regulations that will modify certain provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


IRS Releases 2017 HSA and HDHP Limits

May 3

On April 28, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) via Revenue Procedure 2016-28, released inflation-adjusted contribution limitations for calendar year 2017, regarding health savings accounts (HSAs) and high-deductible health plans (HDHPs).


Final Summary of Benefits Coverage Template Released

Apr 22

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have released the final revised template and related materials for the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) for use beginning with the first open enrollment period beginning on or after April 1, 2017.


Legislative Trends: Paid Sick Leave Policies Require Careful Employer Review

Apr 21

Paid sick leave laws pose a compliance challenge to employers.

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