Affordable Care Act Alerts

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Washington Insider Alerts

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Public Policy Committee

The Public Policy Committee recommends to the board of directors positions and priorities on legislative and regulatory issues impacting CUPA-HR members. View the association’s current Public Policy Statement.

Advocacy & Compliance News

ACA News

News and information about the Affordable Care Act and how it impacts higher ed institutions

Treatment of Student Employees Under the Employer Mandate of the ACA (H.R. 5298)

Letter of Endorsement of the Student Job Protection Act of 2014 (August 13, 2014)

Treatment of Student Employees Under the Employer Mandate of the ACA (H.R. 5262)

Letter of Endorsement of the Student Worker Exemption Act of 2014 (August 13, 2014)

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.

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Other Breaking News

New laws and regulations that impact higher ed — and what you and your institution need to be doing NOW

Requiring Government Contractors to Report Summary Compensation Data

CUPA-HR and SHRM Comments in Response to OFCCP’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (January 5, 2015)

Fall 2014 Regulatory Agenda

See a detailed agenda of the workplace regulations CUPA-HR has been tracking (December 2, 2014)

Washington Insider Alert

EEOC Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination (July 14, 2014)

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)

Washington Insider Alert

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: