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Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


January 18, 2013

Legislative Update: HHS Releases Additional Guidance to States on Health Insurance Exchanges
On Jan. 3, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) released additional guidance to states on the partnership model of a federally facilitated exchange.  
Learn more

Legislative Update: Employers’ ACA Notice Requirement Delayed
An Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision that will require employers to provide employees with a notice about the availability of the new health insurance exchanges beginning on March 1, 2013, has been delayed.
Get the details.

Legislative Update: IRS Releases FAQ on Employer Shared Responsibility
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued proposed rules regarding the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility provisions. These rules apply to employers with 50 or more full-time employees.
What you need to know.

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Health and Wellness
Fit Facts: Don’t Forget Your Flu Shot
The flu bug has hit early and hit hard across many states. Share these tips for fighting the flu and locating a flu vaccine in your area.

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