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  1. House Republicans Unveil Tax Cuts & Jobs Act: Employee Benefits Safe for Now

    Nov 7, 2017

    The recently introduced Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 proposes to leave employee health and retirement benefits intact. The overhaul also proposes new tax brackets for individuals and businesses, which will affect employer payrolls. Here, Jim O’Connell breaks down the latest details of the tax plan and what happens next. more...

  2. Oregon Employers: Are you ready for the OregonSaves Auto-IRA Program?

    Nov 2, 2017

    The initial wave of employer registration is now in progress for OregonSaves, the country’s first state mandated Auto-IRA program.

  3. Tax Reform Creates Winners and Losers: Which Tax Breaks Will Be Targeted?

    Oct 27, 2017

    Which tax breaks will be targeted as part of tax reform? In part two of his series, Jim O’Connell outlines some of the big breaks that may be on the hit list to pay for tax reform, and what employers should be aware of.more...

  4. Tax Reform 2017: Why It Matters to Employers

    Oct 20, 2017

    On September 27, a group of six Republican leaders from the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and the White House announced a new tax reform framework. This blog is the first in a series about the new framework, covering why it matters for employers, and its main pillars. 

  5. Latest ACA Developments: What They Mean For Employers

    Oct 18, 2017

    In the wake of the collapse of Republican efforts on Capitol Hill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), three new channels – President Trump’s recent Executive Order, his announcement to end ACA’s CSR program, and possible new legislation in the works – are shaping the future of the controversial health care reform law. Here, Jim O’Connell unpacks these channels, and explores their implications for employers.  more...