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Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 4/24/2017

Aon Hewitt Washington Report


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April 24, 2017

Legislative/Executive

President Trump Signs Executive Order Calling for Review of H-1B Immigration Visa Program

On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order (Buy American and Hire American) mandating a review of the highly skilled immigration program (H-1B visas). The order states “…in order to promote the proper functioning of the H-1B visa program, the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Labor, and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall, as soon as practicable, suggest reforms to help ensure that H-1B visas are awarded to the most-skilled or highest-paid petition beneficiaries.”

The Executive Order is available here.

The news release is available here.

Aon Hewitt Publications

HHS Finalizes Rules to Stabilize Individual Insurance Market

On April 13, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released final regulations aimed at stabilizing the individual and small group health insurance markets. The final regulations amend standards relating to special enrollment periods, guaranteed availability, and the timing of the annual open enrollment period in the individual market for the 2018 plan year; standards related to network adequacy and essential community providers for qualified health plans; and the rules around actuarial value requirements. The regulations become effective June 19, 2017.

The Aon Hewitt bulletin, which details the changes, is available here.

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