NCC Wins 2022 Spirit of ECC Award

ABC’s National Craft Championships won the Spirit of EEC Award during the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association’s Perspectives Conference on Sept. 8 in San Antonio. ABC national chair-elect Milton Graugnard; NCC Chair Bill Lastinger READ MORE
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GA-ACA Employer Provisions

Employers Must Provide Employees Notice of Exchange Coverage Options

Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, individuals and employees of small businesses will have access to health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace (or Exchange). Open enrollment for coverage through the Marketplace begins Oct. 1, 2013. Section 18B of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as added by section 1512 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), requires employers to provide all new hires and current employees with a written notice about the Marketplace. 

IRS Issues Guidance on Delay of Employer Mandate Tax Penalties, ABC Advocates for Repeal

The IRS July 11 released guidance on the one-year delay of the employer shared responsibility provisions (or employer mandate) and information reporting requirements in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The delay was originally announced July 2 by the Treasury Department in a blog post. 

ABC Comments on Proposed Rule’s Treatment of Wellness Programs

ABC July 2 submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) expressing disappointment in a proposed rule that would implement provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) related to the minimum value of eligible employer-sponsored plans and the health insurance premium tax credit. 

Health Care Employer Mandate Tax Penalties Delayed Until 2015

For more than three years, ABC has advocated for the repeal of the complex and costly employer mandate included in the Affordable Care Act. On July 2, the Obama Administration finally acknowledged employers’ concerns about implementing the burdensome requirements in a timely and effective manner. 

Health Care Reform Reference Guide for Contractors

To help members get a greater understanding of their obligations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), or health care law, ABC Merit Choice Insurance is offering a “Health Care Reform Overview for Contractors.” 

Employers Must Provide Employees a Notice of Health Coverage Options by Oct. 1

The Department of Labor May 8 issued a technical release containing guidance on a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that requires employers to issue employees a notice of coverage options.

Updated Summary of Employer Requirements Available for ABC Members

A reference document provided by Washington Council Ernst and Young offers ABC members a summary of employer requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

HHS Releases Final Applications for Health Coverage

The Department of Health and Human Services April 30 released its final applications for health insurance. 

Proposed Regulations Issued on Minimum Value in Health Care Law

The Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) April 30 issued proposed regulations related to the minimum value of eligible employer-sponsored plans and other rules regarding the premium tax credit. 

Proposal Issued on 90-day Waiting Period, Other Amendments to Health Care Law

On March 21 the Department of Labor issued a proposed rule to implement the 90-day waiting period limitation in the Public Health Service Act, as added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. READ MORE