Compensation and benefits are an important aspect of the human resources. Creating compensation and benefit programs that are competitive and legally compliant is a challenge for hospitals and health systems.
Through Allied for Health, CHA provides hospitals with the opportunity to participate in compensation and benefit surveys, and receive survey results. CHA’s annual Labor and Employment Law seminar also provides practical guidance on these issues.
Earlier this week, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in conjunction with the Alliance for Health Reform, issued an Affordable Care Act (ACA) Employer Mandate Toolkit. Detailing the ACA’s employer requirements, the toolkit includes key facts about the employer mandate, links to news articles and reports explaining and analyzing the issue and contact information for experts on the subjects. The compilation is intended as a tool for employers to use in their effort to comply with the ACA requirements as well as make educated business decisions about health care coverage.
These issues will also be addressed at CHA’s upcoming Labor and Employment seminars, to be held in Sacramento on Oct. 29 and in Glendale on Nov 6.
While several of the major employer provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were recently delayed, numerous deadlines and obligations are still pending. In particular, employers must provide notice to employees of the existence of the state health exchange no later than Oct. 1, 2013. The Department of Labor says that it will not impose fines on employers who do not provide the notice to employees; nonetheless, it continues to direct employers to do so. Model notices are available on the U.S. Department of Labor website, including separate notices for employers who offer a health plan to some or all employees, and those who do not. In addition, the model notices are available in English and Spanish.