January 4, 2019







In This Issue
Fast Facts
NAHU Submits Comments on Proposed Expansion of Health Reimbursement Arrangements
New Congress Convenes and Votes to End Government Shutdown
State Spotlight
Save the Date for the Compliance Corner Webinar on Employer Reporting
Final Days to Save $50 on Capitol Conference Registration
HUPAC Roundup
What We’re Reading
Tools
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Fast Facts
  • NAHU submitted comments on the proposed expansion of health reimbursement arrangements, underscoring the potential liabilities for employers and recommending numerous changes that will reduce compliance burdens.
  • Federal District Judge Reed O’Connor, who ruled the ACA as unconstitutional last month in Texas v. United States, issued a stay for the health law remain fully intact while the case undergoes appeal to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • The House of Representatives approved a rules package that provides for the chamber to join the Democratic attorneys general in defending the ACA in the Texas case. A separate vote on joining the case is expected next week, and the House Energy and Commerce committee has also planned a hearing investigating the potential impacts of the case later this month.
  • The House passed H.J.Res. 1 and H.R. 21 on Thursday, legislation to reopen the federal government that largely mirrors legislation unanimously passed last session by the Senate. However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has indicated he will not consider the new session’s version. There are no NAHU-relevant provisions included in these proposals.
  • Registration prices for NAHU’s 29th Annual Capitol Conference increase $50 on January 9, so register today!
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