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The ACA: A Guide to the Year Ahead

There are apps for just about everything these days. You can get business apps to do all the same things you can do with your computer, and much more: read credit cards, do video conferencing, and organize trips. You can get apps that help you find parking places, translate languages, and count calories. You can get any game you want, as well as beer-drinking apps and a keyboard app that makes cat sounds.

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Legal Currents

The Role of PEO In-House Counsel in Healthcare Reform

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), along with its attendant regulations and technical advice, is a bear in and of itself. Add the PEO layer and it becomes even messier to navigate.


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

March 2010—You will have to read it to know what’s in it. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law and one of the most complicated and broad-reaching laws to have ever been enacted was born.


Limited Scope Dental and Vision Benefits

Limited scope dental benefits cover substantially all treatment of the mouth (including any organ or structure within the mouth), and limited scope vision benefits cover substantially all treatment of the eye. In the 2004 preamble to the regulations defining limited scope dental and vision benefits, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) indicated...


Small Business Perspective

Small Business Optimism Crawls Forward

Small-business optimism ended the year slightly up from November at 93.9, but below the previous three mid-year readings of more than 94, and 6 points below the pre-recession average, according to the National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB’s) latest index.

NAPEO Advisor

Maternity Leave, Healthcare Exclusions, Injury Liability, MHPAEA William J. Schilling, Esq.

Q. Does the federal government require employers to provide mandatory, paid maternity leave for employees? A. No. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)...

NAPEO Notebook

Happy 30th Anniversary, NAPEO! Patrick J. Cleary

With this edition of PEO Insider,® NAPEO kicks off its 30th anniversary year. As our chairman, Mark Perlberg has already opined in his column that this is still a relatively young industry (30 is the new 20, after all) that has undergone many changes, with many more yet to come.

PEO Spotlight

A Start-Up In an Industry of Innovation, Camaraderie, and Shared Expertise Stephanie Oetjen

As director of operations at Gragg Advertising, Erica Brune was charged with forming an entity to service the companies CEO and Chairman Greg Gragg had recently spun off.

The Inside Word

30 Years of Collaboration and Limitless Possibilities Mark C. Perlberg

It is perhaps hard for many of us to believe, but in my column today I am recognizing an important milestone for NAPEO: our 30th anniversary. We often refer to how “young” the PEO industry is and I suppose, relatively speaking, we still are (I believe automobiles, for example, have been around a bit longer). Having said that, 30 years is a meaningful period of time, certainly long enough to reflect on where we have been and, of course, where we might be going.

Capitol Comment

The Changing Politics of the ACA Thom Stohler

For the past three years, the politics of healthcare in Washington, D.C., have been as predictable as the sun rising in the east. Congressional Republicans (who control the House of Representatives) had one position—

Global Insights

Military, Government, Business: Working Together Thomas J. Donohue

When you think about the instruments of power—diplomacy, information, military, and economics—it’s business that often serves as the nexus. We’ve all heard the cliché that there’s a lot government and the military can learn from the private sector and vice-versa. It happens to be true.


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