National Individual Mandate Expires in 2019, DC Retains Individual Mandate

Beginning 2014, the ACA (Affordable Care Act) required all Americans to join a health insurance plan or pay a tax penalty. The penalty for not carrying health insurance in 2018 is $695 per person or 2.5% of total household income, whichever is greater.   Part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law in December 2017 eliminates the... Read More

And a Side Order of Health and Wellness?

  Since 2014, some restaurants in cities across the country have been adding a surcharge to patrons' bills: a healthcare or health and wellness charge.  Restaurants in Los Angeles in 2014 began adding a 3% healthcare surcharge, to draw patrons' attention to the rising costs of employee healthcare.  Unfortunately, not all monies in San Francisco were making it to employees'... Read More