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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

Bill Enright

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Bill Enright is Director of Consulting Services at National Insurance Services (NIS). He’s responsible for the management, fulfillment, and strategic direction of the full benefit consulting clients and services and the professional development of NIS full benefit consulting personnel. Bill is a 29+ year veteran in the employee benefits industry, from insurance carrier, benefit consultant, and now director. He has been published on the topics of health care reform and has served on the advisory committees and insurance lobbying groups at the state and local level. Bill served in the U.S Army Reserves as a non-commissioned officer for 11 years. He’s also involved with Special Olympics, youth sports coaching, and is a small group leader at his church.

Recent Articles by Bill Enright

What You Need to Know Before Making Coronavirus Related Health Plan Updates

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some public sector employers may be considering making changes to their group health plans. Before making any changes, employers should check...

Important! DOL Poster Download and FAQs

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On March 25, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division published a poster for covered employers (all state and local public agencies and all private companies...

New Coronavirus Relief Bill

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President Trump recently signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the Act) into law. The Act requires employers to provide paid leave for some employees related to the...

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Supreme Court Won’t Expedite ACA Challenge

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This past December, a federal appeals court ruled that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is unconstitutional due to the elimination of the individual mandate penalty in...

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New Bill Repeals Certain ACA Taxes and Fees

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President Trump signed a spending bill into law. The bill prevents a government shutdown and repeals three fees and taxes under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They include:

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Individual Mandate is Ruled Unconstitutional

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A federal appeals court ruled that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is unconstitutional due to the elimination of the individual mandate penalty in 2019. The individual...

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Update Made to Regular Rate Calculation

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The Department of Labor announced a new final rule which clarifies how to calculate an employee’s regular wage rate under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule will be...

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ACA Providers Fee to Increase in 2020

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The IRS recently announced that the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance providers fee will increase for 2020. Please note that this fee is not applicable to employers but rather...

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Pay or Play Penalties Increase

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Note: Last week’s article confirmed that pay or play penalties still continue to apply to applicable large employers. This week’s legislative alert discusses increased penalty...

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Resources Finalized for Mental Health Parity Compliance

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The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury have finalized resources to promote compliance with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA)....