ACA’s Auto-Enrollment Provision is Repealed

                                                                                                                                           One thing employers can cross off their ACA to-do list: thinking about having to auto-enroll employees in health coverage. As part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 that was signed on November 2, 2015, the provision that would have required employers with 200 or more full-time employees to automatically enroll new hires in an employer health plan was repealed.  34 more words

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Embracing Austerity

Spend less on what we don’t need, pay off debts so we’re not making obscene interest payments and hey presto we’re all better off.  It’s been the message of money and debt management websites, books and TV programmes for years.  1,370 more words


Primum non nocere.

Primum non nocere is a Latin phrase that means “first, do no harm.”. The Hippocratic Oath includes the promise “to abstain from doing harm” so, not quite the same phrase, but in the ball park! 162 more words

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Fear is a Man's Best Friend

With apologies to John Cale, fear probably is the appropriate word for many when contemplating the Spending Review, which is less than two weeks away. In recent weeks, several Scottish local authorities have warned us of eye-watering cuts ahead, of job losses and service reduction. 881 more words


GMWRAG would like to introduce our members to the Welfare Charter.

Given how important it could be, GMWRAG thinks it’s remarkably hard to find information about the Welfare Charter so we thought we’d make our contribution to making it better known. 323 more words

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Narratives and Statistics- EU "migrants".

Cameron has abandoned plans to renegotiate one of the main principles of the EU- The freedom of movement of people throughout the EU. That was a wise move. 310 more words