The Biggest Benefit Policy Changes Of 2018

By Emily Brill (December 13, 2018, 3:36 PM EST) -- President Donald Trump's cabinet and federal courts from red states chipped away at two key Obama-era benefit policies this year, authorizing the expansion of Affordable Care Act-eschewing health care plans and torpedoing a 2016 regulation intended to protect retirees from self-interested investment advisers.

Trump signaled his support for both initiatives last year, issuing executive orders targeting the ACA and the U.S. Department of Labor's fiduciary rule, but neither plan gathered enough momentum to cross the finish line until 2018.

Here, Law360 reviews the history, impact and fallout of each of these significant 2018 benefit policy developments.

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