It is almost a political tradition. As an outgoing administration leaves, especially a lame duck administration, new laws and regulations are made to leave the administration's mark on government agencies and those persons or entities the agencies regulate.
A human resource consulting firm recently released the results of its annual survey on employer-sponsored health care plans. One piece of good news from the survey is that average health care costs per employee experienced a smaller increase this year (3.8 percent) as compared to the increase in 2014. This is the third year in a row in which increases have been below four percent.