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News and information about the Affordable Care Act and how it impacts higher ed institutions
IRS Issues Guidance on ACA Coverage for Adjuncts and Students
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has published additional guidance on employers’ obligations to provide full-time employees with health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). (February 11, 2014)
5 Steps to Take Now: Preparing for the ACA Shared Responsibility Excise Tax
Companion piece to CUPA-HR webinar “Looking Forward to 2014: ACA Considerations for Higher Ed Employers” (December 11, 2013)
Higher Ed Institutions Are Making Changes to Benefits Plans Ahead of ACA
Results from CUPA-HR’s 2013 Employee Health Benefits Survey of Higher Education (August 5, 2013)
ACA and Student Emploment
Joint letter to the Treasury and IRS in support of safe harbors related to student employment (July 16, 2013)
Official Guidance on Delay of Employer Mandate to 2015
The IRS has issued a notice providing guidance on ACA transition relief. (July 9, 2013)
Update on ACA, Adjuncts and Student Employees
Comments in Response to IRS Section 4980H Re: Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Employee Health Coverage (March 18, 2013)
Adjuncts and the Affordable Care Act:CUPA-HR Seeks Guidance From the IRS
Learn more about this issue and CUPA-HR’s plans.
New laws and regulations that impact higher ed — and what you and your institution need to be doing NOW
Federal Minimum Wage
Obama Issues Executive Order Raising Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Workers (February 12, 2014)
OMB Approves OFCCP’s New Version of the Section 503 Voluntary Self-Identification Form
Now that OMB has approved the new version of the form, look for the OFCCP to formally issue the document in the near future (January 24, 2014)
Washington Insider Alert
House Hearing on ACA’s Potential Impact on Adjunct Faculty and Student Employees to be Webcast November 14 (November 13, 2013)
OFCCP Issues Final Rules for VEVRAA and Section 503 (August 28, 2013)
Supreme Court Rules in Fisher v. UT
An ACE Brief
Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013:
Working Families Flexibility Act:
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