Obama Administration Releases Final ACA Employer “Shared Responsibility” Rules, Provides Limited Transition Relief

The U.S. Treasury Department released the final rule implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) requirements for “large” employers (50+ full-time equivalent employees) under Internal Revenue Code §4980H for most large employers to be in compliance in 2015.  The final rule follows Proposed Rulemaking over a year ago establishing several safe-harbors including allowing up to a…

Summary Of Relevant Provisions For Snap Retailers

2014 Farm Bill After more than two years of work, Congress recently passed and President Obama has signed a comprehensive Farm Bill. The newly-enacted legislation contains several provisions that impose additional obligations on retailers that redeem Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. This document summarizes these provisions, and provides guidance to current and prospective SNAP…

Issuance and Electronic Benefits Transfer Provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014 – Questions and Answers

SNAP Retailers // These questions and answers serve as formal guidance for use by FNS Regional Offices, State agencies, and affected stakeholders as they implement these provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014. Additional questions and answers pertaining to the retailer provisions are forthcoming. Thank you for your patience. If further questions arise related to…

Farm Bill Updates Affect Retailers Participating in SNAP

Participating retailers will no longer be offered free Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) equipment, supplies and related services. The Farm Bill, signed into law on February 7, 2014, imposes additional obligations on retailers that redeem Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, including new technological mandates and depth-of-stock requirements.  In addition to those obligations, under the new…