New Jersey Update to Paid Leave and TDI

On February 19, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill expanding the state’s paid family leave and short-term disability laws. Assembly Bill 3987 and Senate Bill 844 apply to the New Jersey Family Leave Insurance (NJFLI) benefit, allowing NJ employees time to bond with a newborn or care for a sick family member.…

NJ Passes New Balance Billing Law

On June 1, 2018, NJ Gov. Murphy passed the Out-of-Network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act. This bill applies to emergency services and other care provided by out-of-network physicians in in-network settings (i.e. hospital-based physicians). It takes effect on September 1, 2018. The new law provides reforms to several aspects of the state’s…

New Jersey Amends MEWA Law

An Act amending Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (“MEWAs”) was recently passed in the State of New Jersey. The Act revises the “Self-Funded Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement Regulation Act,” originally enacted in 2002. The revised provisions of the law become effective January 1, 2016. A MEWA is an arrangement that permits unrelated employers to establish a…