At hearings last week, HB 1468 had support and faced opposition. HB 1468 provides a much needed fix to the problem created by the Texas Supreme Court's XL Specialty decision.
Testimony will be heard on Wednesday, April 17th at 8:00 AM on HB 1925, a bill designed to put some much needed teeth into existing laws against worker misclassification. This is a companion bill to SB 676, which we highlighted here.
The ACA gives employers more flexibility in creating incentives for employees to participate in wellness programs. This article in Business Insurance illustrates the efforts of several large employers to do exactly that:
SHOP stands for "Small Business Health Options Program." It is intended to be part of the health exchanges opening next year at an internet URL near you (either your state or the federally-facilitated exchange ("FFE")). The SHOP is meant for employers with less than 100 employees, though states will be able to restrict that number to less than 50 until 2017.