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On June 22, the Senate Republican leadership released the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 their version of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The bill repeals and dramatically reshapes some provisions of the ACA, but retains the ACA framework.
Employees faced with caregiving needs are covered by a number of different rules, including FMLA – and, starting in 2018, New York’s paid family leave law. Employers must deal with the complexities of integrating these overlapping – and, sometimes, conflicting – rules.
The case Erwood v. Life Ins. Company of North America, et. al. involved an employee, Dr. Scott Erwood suffering from a cancer. Dr. Erwood was covered by employer sponsored group life insurance. In the transition from FMLA leave to disabled/terminated status, the employer, WellStar Health Systems, failed to inform Dr. Erwood about the plan provisions governing conversion of the group life insurance policy to individual coverage.
On May 4, the House of Representative passed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. We are reviewing the bill carefully and this blog post will be the first of many updates about the bill and its potential implications for clients.
For starters, the new law does not provide for paid leave because of an employee’s own medical condition or need. Rather, the law provides for paid leave for employees to support family members (as specifically […]
Starting in 2018 your employees will be eligible for paid family leave to care for family members under New York State’s new family leave law. The law is far-reaching – it applies to every (nongovernmental) […]