Health Care Reform
March 1, 2016
On Feb. 5, 2016, the departments of Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Labor issued guidance that providing graduate students with student health insurance plan coverage is not permitted under the ACA’s employer mandate.
Labor and Employment
The Department of Labor proposed new rules in July 2015 to change the governing exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime pay requirements for executive, administrative and professional employees.
Law and the Courts
With the 2016 election in full swing, consult this memo to help educate campus adminitrators, faculty and staff on appropriate ways to become involved in elections, whether hosting an event or volunteering for a campaign.
December 21, 2015
Comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid on the proposed 2017 Benefit and Payment Parameters, the annual rule through which it sets out Affordable Care Act policy for the coming years.
December 17, 2015
ACE and five other associations filed this brief with the National Labor Relations Board in the case of The New School and Student Employees at The New School – Sens UAW, involving the issue of whether graduate students serving in various graduate...
December 16, 2015
Letter to Senate HELP Committee leaders on behalf of 8 higher education associations to urge the consideration of legislation to extend the Federal Perkins Loan Program.
November 20, 2015
Letter to congressional leaders on behalf of 53 higher education organizations and 535 institutions in support a one-year extension of the Perkins Loan Program.
November 18, 2015
Comments to the Department of Homeland Security on its proposed rule for STEM Optional Practical Training.
Budget and Appropriations
November 13, 2015
Letter to House and Senate appropriations committee leaders urging them to prioritize higher education in the FY 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill.
November 4, 2015
Letter to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) in support of the tax provisions in the PARTNERSHIPS Act (S. 2191), which will make the tax code more effective in aiding students and families.