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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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ABC and Coalition Comment on Employer Provisions in Health Care Law

As part of the Employers for Flexibility in Health Care Coalition, ABC March 15 submitted comments to the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service in response to a Dec. 28 proposed rule on the employer shared responsibility provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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DOL Issues Health Benefits Laws Self-Compliance Tool

The Department of Labor has issued a self-compliance tool for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provisions related to part 7 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. 
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Summary of PPACA 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 (PPACA).
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HHS Releases Final Rule on Essential Health Benefits and Actuarial Value

The Department of Health and Human Services Feb. 25 published a final rule on the definition of essential health benefits and determining actuarial value in the individual and small group markets and on determining the minimum value standard for large employers. The rule is scheduled to take effect on April 26
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More Frequently Asked Questions Released on Health Care Law

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury Jan. 24 released a set of frequently asked questions related to implementation of provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including notice of coverage requirements and compliance of Health Reimbursement Arrangements with the Public Health Service Act. 
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ABC & Coalition Comment on HHS Proposal on Employer Coverage Requirements

ABC, as part of the Small Business Coalition for Affordable Healthcare, submitted comments Dec. 21, 2012, on a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposal regarding essential health benefits (EHB) and determining actuarial value. 
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Treasury and IRS Issue Proposal on Employer Requirements in Health Care Law

The Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service Dec. 28, 2012, issued a notice of proposed rulemaking addressing the employer requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, 2014.
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Roundup of Health Care Provisions Effective in 2013

Several new provisions from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) are scheduled to become effective beginning next year. To help members understand their responsibilities under the health care law, ABC is providing a round-up of those regulations.
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Information on PPACA, Including a Summary of Employer Coverage Requirements

On Nov. 20, HHS published proposed rules on essential health benefits and determining actuarial value, and on health insurance market reforms. In addition, the IRS, Employee Benefits Security Administration and HHS’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on wellness programs in group health plans. READ MORE

MeritChoice Offers Free Flexible Spending Account Plan Amendment

For plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2013, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act imposes a $2,500 limit on annual salary reduction contributions to health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) offered under cafeteria plans. This is a reduction from the current limit of $5,000. 
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