June Compliance Newsletter

June Compliance Newsletter

by Posted on: June 20, 2016Categories: HR & Compliance    News & Events   

On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court sent seven related cases challenging the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive coverage mandate back to the lower courts to be reconsidered. In these cases, nonprofit religious employers challenged the self-certification requirement under the accommodations approach, arguing that it infringes upon their religious liberty.

Following oral arguments, both the challengers and the federal government agreed that there could be a solution that would satisfy both parties. As a result, the Supreme Court’s order instructs the lower courts to reconsider these cases in an effort to arrive at an alternative approach that both:

  • Accommodates the employers’ free exercise of religion; and
  • Ensures that all women have access to contraceptive coverage.

The Supreme Court’s order does not address whether the ACA’s contraceptive mandate violates religious liberty.

 

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