When the new year is ushered in, congressional Republicans and President Trump will have a huge amount of work to do in order to be successful delivering on campaign promises. The Trump administration has been very vocal that they want to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), make changes to corporate tax reform — which will include small business — and individual tax reform, and make significant changes to our immigration laws.
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On February 17, CUPA-HR, the American Council on Education and other higher ed associations met with the U.S. Department of Treasury to discuss the ongoing issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate as it relates to student workers on campus. The meeting was a follow-up to a January 2015 conversation wherein we provided input to the Treasury and the IRS on how institutions could calculate hours for resident assistants, undergraduate and graduate research assistants and other student workers whose hours are problematic to track.
In his Washington update at the 2015 CUPA-HR Annual Conference, CUPA-HR Chief Government Relations Officer Josh Ulman focused on three looming compliance issues. Read the overview here, and be sure to watch the full session recording (available to CUPA-HR members only).
Because the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s employer mandate does not specifically exclude most student workers, it poses a dilemma for colleges and universities. This issue was highlighted in CUPA-HR’s testimony on June 3 before the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee regarding the impact of the ACA on colleges and universities.
As questions continue to swirl around the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, especially as it relates to student workers in colleges and universities, CUPA-HR met with the Treasury Department and the IRS to discuss challenges and possible solutions. At the January 15 meeting, CUPA-HR chief government relations officer Josh Ulman and Barbara Carroll, CUPA-HR chair-elect and head of human resources at North Carolina State University, offered the higher ed employer perspective on the issue, discussing with Treasury and IRS officials the difficulty in tracking student workers’ hours and the significant costs associated with offering those students that are already offered coverage through student health plans enrollment in an employer-sponsored plan.