Fringe Benefits News for Members.

American Health Care Act Pulled Before House Vote

American Health Care Act Pulled Before House Vote
The first step by the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has experienced a setback. The American Health Care Act (AHCA), released in early March and passed by both the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees, was withdrawn from floor consideration by Speaker Paul Ryan because it did not have enough support.
Benefits Insights, Spring 2017


FCE Adding Value Through Education

FCE Adding Value Through Education
At FCE, we believe in the importance of top-quality customer service. That is why we are committed to providing ongoing education and training to our workforce that focuses on providing best-in-class services to our clients and members.
Benefits Insights, Spring 2017


Executive Order Meant to Minimize the Economic Burden of the ACA Pending Repeal

Executive Order Meant to Minimize the Economic Burden of the ACA Pending Repeal
Shortly after being sworn in on January 20th, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order aimed at minimizing the economic burden of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Benefits Insights, Spring 2017


Benefits of Mindfulness in the Workplace

Benefits of Mindfulness in the Workplace
Mindfulness is becoming a popular trend in the workplace as more and more employers offer mindfulness training to help improve overall company performance. Studies show that there is a direct correlation between the positive effects of mindfulness training with improved health, outlook, and performance of employees.
Benefits Insights, Spring 2017


FCE Focusing on Cyber Security

FCE Focusing on Cyber Security
HIPAA has been a great start to protecting personal healthcare information. However, as technology evolves, so do cyber threats and how we defend against them.
Benefits Insights, Winter 2017


DOL Issues Notice of 2017 Minimum Wage Increase for Federal Contractors

DOL Issues Notice of 2017 Minimum Wage Increase for Federal Contractors
This fall, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor issued a notice announcing the required minimum wage rate for workers performing work on or in connection with Federal contracts covered by Executive Order (EO) 13658, beginning on January 1, 2017.
Benefits Insights, Winter 2017


OFCCP Pay Transparency Rule Takes Effect

OFCCP Pay Transparency Rule Takes Effect
Executive Order (EO) 13665, Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information, took effect on January 11, 2016, amending existing regulations on discrimination.
Benefits Insights, Spring 2016


HHS Issues Proposed Rule Prohibiting Discrimination

HHS Issues Proposed Rule Prohibiting Discrimination
...intended to advance health equity and reduce disparities in health care.
Benefits Insights, Winter 2016


ACA Final Rules Issued

ACA Final Rules Issued
The majority of changes were expected and consistent with previous guidance and should not generate significant compliance changes.
Benefits Insights, Winter 2016


Changes to the PACE Act

Changes to the PACE Act
The departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services issued final rules on November 13 for grandfathered health plans...
Benefits Insights, Winter 2016


Increased Protections for Pregnant Workers

Increased Protections for Pregnant Workers
2015 marks a year of increased protections for pregnant women in the workplace.
Benefits Insights, Winter 2016


USDOL Publishes New Proposed Overtime Standards

USDOL Publishes New Proposed Overtime Standards
The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) extends overtime protections and would guarantee overtime pay to most salaried workers earning less than the newly proposed threshold of $50,440.
Benefits Insights, Fall 2015


Supreme Court Decides Premium Subsidy Case

Supreme Court Decides Premium Subsidy Case
US Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that premium subsidies in states with Federally-operated marketplaces are allowed under the Affordable Care Act.
Benefits Insights, Fall 2015


Executive Order Requiring Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

Executive Order Requiring Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
President Obama recently issued an Executive Order (EO) that will require Federal contractors to provide paid sick leave to their employees beginning in 2017.
Benefits Insights, Fall 2015


States Implement Paid Sick Leave

States Implement Paid Sick Leave
Though there has been little action at the federal level regarding paid sick leave since President Obama announced his plan to expand paid leave in January, several states and cities have taken action.
Benefits Insights, Summer 2015


Employers Reveal ACA’s Impact in Sixth Annual Survey

Employers Reveal ACA’s Impact in Sixth Annual Survey
In March, the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) released the results of their sixth survey.
Benefits Insights, Summer 2015