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In Austin, Workers Score a Big Win

Led by the Workers Defense Project, Austin Interfaith, various unions and other organizations, workers and supporters met outside Austin’s City Hall on October 24 to tell the council to stop giving companies tax breaks unless those companies start protecting workers and paying a fair wage. Read more.

Self-Insured Win Partial PPACA Fee Exemption

Self-insured employers and self-administered health plans are about to catch a break, thanks to fine-tuning of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by the Department of Health and Human Services. Read more.

Employers Joining Private Exchanges Face Opportunities and Risks in Post-ACA World

Employers making benefits strategy decisions in a health reform environment now have three options: they can continue to offer benefits, pay the penalty and exit the health benefit sphere or they can “pay differently” by entering the private exchange marketplace with a defined contribution approach. Read more.

Obamacare Mandate May Be Delayed

The Obama administration will delay enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance mandate, extending how long Americans may go uninsured before facing a penalty under the law, MarketWatch has learned. Read more