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Senate Republicans Unveil ACA Repeal Bill
Last week, Senate Republicans unveiled draft legislation to move toward repealing portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
United States
6 Jul 2017
American Health Care Act: Considerations For Employers
On Monday March 6, 2017, the House Republican leadership in the Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees unveiled their signature bill to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
United States
20 Mar 2017
IRS Adjusted ACA Fee Amounts For The 2017 Policy Or Plan Years
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee was established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to advance comparative clinical effectiveness research.
United States
24 Nov 2016
HHS Issues Final ACA Nondiscrimination In Health Programs And Activities Regulation
On Friday, May 13, 2016, the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights finalized regulations that provide explicit protections from discrimination on the basis of gender identity in health care and insurance under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.
United States
27 May 2016
New FAQs Address Implementation Of The Affordable Care Act, Mental Health Parity And Addiction Equity Act, And The Women's Health And Cancer Rights Act
Recent guidance clarifies important issues under the Affordable Care Act, Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, and Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act.
United States
19 May 2016
IRS Announces Limits For Health Savings Accounts And High-Deductible Health Plans For 2017
Recently the IRS announced (see Revenue Procedure 2016-28) cost-of-living adjustments to the applicable dollar limits for health savings accounts and high-deductible health plans for 2017.
United States
5 May 2016
Final Regulations On Affordable Care Act Market Reforms
The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury have issued final regulations on market reform requirements under the Affordable Care Act...
United States
22 Dec 2015
DOL's New Disability Claim Rules Add To A Plan Administrator's Duties Under Welfare And Retirement Benefit Plans
If the rules become final, they would make a plan administrator's duties and responsibilities more complicated.
United States
1 Dec 2015
EEOC To Clarify And Expand Wellness Program Incentives Related To The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
On October, 30, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a proposed rule that would amend regulations implementing Title II of the Genetic Information on discrimination Act of 2008, as they relate to employer wellness programs.
United States
11 Nov 2015
Recent Government-Issued Faqs Cause Plan Sponsors To Clarify Preventive Care And Wellness In Health Plan Communications
Employers should review the design of their health plan and disclosure documents to ensure that they comply with the requirements outlined above.
United States
4 Nov 2015
Automatic Enrollment For Health Plans Has Been Repealed
Budget legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama on November 2, 2015, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, repeals the controversial automatic enrollment provision under the Affordable Care Act.
United States
3 Nov 2015
Affordable Care Act Reporting Penalties Significantly Increased
On June 29, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Trade Preferences Extension Act (the Act) into law.
United States
24 Jul 2015
Supreme Court Rejects Latest Challenge To Affordable Care Act: What Are Employers' Obligations Going Forward?
On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld one of the main pillars of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...
United States
1 Jul 2015
Supreme Court Rejects Latest Challenge to Affordable Care Act: What Are Employers' Obligations Going Forward?
On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld one of the main pillars of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): the tax credits that allow millions of Americans to afford health care insurance on the public exchanges.
United States
29 Jun 2015
Agencies Clarify Cost-Sharing Limits Under The Affordable Care Act
The U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (collectively, the Departments) have issued a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) clarifying the limitations on cost sharing under the Affordable Care Act.
United States
11 Jun 2015
IRS Publishes Final Forms And Instructions On Information Reporting Under The Affordable Care Act
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published final forms and instructions addressing information reporting requirements applicable to employers and insurers under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 and 6056.
United States
18 Feb 2015
Upcoming Health And Welfare Plan Requirements Checklist For Employers
Employers should actively turn their attention to several upcoming compliance obligations for the health and welfare benefit plans they sponsor.
United States
1 Aug 2014
U.S. Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Decisions On Whether ACA Permits Tax Subsidies Of Health Care Coverage Purchased Through Federal Exchanges
The Court of Appeals for D.C. and Fourth Circuit issued conflicting decisions regarding whether the ACA permits federal tax credits for health insurance purchased through federal exchanges.
United States
25 Jul 2014
Closely Held Corporations Can Be Exempt From ACA Contraception Provisions Based On Religious Objections
The ACA requires certain employers to cover women’s preventive health care under their nongrandfathered group health plans at no cost to employees.
United States
3 Jul 2014
IRS Rules Captive Reinsurance Arrangement Involving Retiree Medical Benefits Qualifies As Insurance For Federal Tax Purposes
An employer’s wholly owned captive insurance subsidiary could reinsure the employer’s retiree medical benefit risks and still qualify as insurance for federal tax purposes.
United States
4 Jun 2014
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