The Paley Rothman Blog

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King v. Burwell: Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidies in Federal Exchange States

On June 25, 2015, in the eagerly anticipated case of King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court (in a 6-3 vote) ruled in favor of the Obama Administration, upholding the IRS’ authority to provide federal subsidies to individuals in states where the health insurance exchange is run by the federal government (rather than the state).

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Employment Law

D.C. Enacts Workplace Protections for Reproductive Health Decisions

On December 19, 2014, the District of Columbia City Council unanimously approved the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014 (the “Act”). The bill, which is subject to the requirements of mayoral approval and congressional review, would expand the prohibition in the District of Columbia Human Rights Act (“DCHRA”) against employment discrimination based on sex (i.e., gender) to also include “reproductive health decisions.”

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Employee Benefits, Tax

Health Flexible Spending “Use or Lose” Rule Amended

On October 31, 2013 in Notice 2013-71 the IRS announced a modification to the “use or lose” rule for Health Flexible Spending Arrangements (Health FSAs). Health FSAs permit employers to reimburse employees for health care expenses, such as deductibles and co-pays. In general, these plans are funded by employees through salary reduction agreements.

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