Guidance For Employer Shared Responsibility Payments Announced

The IRS has announced new guidance regarding the Employer Shared Responsibility Payments (the “ESRPs”), which are the ACA penalties assessable to “Applicable Large Employers” for failing to provide affordable health... Read More

November 15, 2017
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The 2017 Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee

It’s that time of year again. The Affordable Care Act imposes an annual fee called the Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee (CERF) on insurers and plan sponsors of self-insured coverage to... Read More

June 16, 2017
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Affordable Care Act Repeal and Replacement Bills: What Could it Mean for ‎Employers and Employees?‎

On March 6, 2017, House Republicans introduced two coordinated bills to the Ways and Means Committee and the Energy and Commerce Committee designed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care... Read More

March 21, 2017
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Employers Urged To Continue ACA Compliance Efforts

January came and went, as did the January 27 budget resolution deadline for a report on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reconciliation. Highlighted by the missed target date is the need... Read More

February 14, 2017
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Department of Labor Releases Workplace Wellness Programs Research Report

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently published a report on Workplace Wellness Programs, an analysis of services offered, participation and incentives. Click here for the full report. The report focuses... Read More

May 6, 2015
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IRS Issues Regulations Regarding Affordable Care Act Reporting Requirements

The Affordable Care Act established two new IRS reporting requirements regarding group health coverage offered to employees. Each new reporting rule requires a detailed report to be filed each year... Read More

May 5, 2014
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Transitional Reinsurance Fees To Begin in 2014

One of the components of the ACA that will come into play this calendar year is the transitional reinsurance program. The purpose of the program is to help stabilize premiums... Read More

March 11, 2014
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Health Insurance Mandate Delayed For Medium-Sized Employers

Obama Administration delays health insurance mandate for medium-sized employers For the second time since last year, the White House is giving certain employers a grace period before they must offer... Read More

February 12, 2014
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Guidance for Healthcare Exchange/Marketplace Notices

DOL Issues Formal Guidance for the Employee Notice of Coverage Options Perhaps one of the most important elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — the Health Insurance Exchange/Marketplace —... Read More

September 16, 2013
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IRS Issues Final Rule on Individual Mandate

Details for Final Regulations of Individual Mandate Published The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued final rules on Tuesday for the individual mandate provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable... Read More

August 28, 2013
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Implementing ACA – A Healthcare Reform Update

What the PPACA Delays Mean Recent delays have highlighted the administrations overall concerns with the complexities of integrating healthcare reform and the need for more time for effective implementation of... Read More

July 25, 2013
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DOL Issues Temporary Guidance on Notice of Coverage

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued temporary guidance for the Employee Notice of Coverage Options. Employers are not required to provide Notices under this temporary guidance. If preferred, employers... Read More

July 17, 2013
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