Category Archives: PPACA

The 2017 Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee

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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 help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. The fee is based on the average covered lives for the applicable plan year. IRS Notice 2016 ... Read More

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

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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 Act (“ACA”). The bills are collectively referred to as the “American Health Care Act” (which will be referred to hereafter as the “Proposed Legislatio ... Read More

Employers Urged To Continue ACA Compliance Efforts

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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 for employers to continue compliance efforts until Congressional leadership can materialize legislation. Congressional Republicans emerged late last month from a ... Read More

Department of Labor Releases Workplace Wellness Programs Research Report

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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 two sets of data: Analysis of Employer Survey Which Employer Characteristics Predict Program Availability and Use of Incentives? ... Read More

IRS Issues Regulations Regarding Affordable Care Act Reporting Requirements

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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 with the IRS, and a corresponding statement provided to ‎each covered employee. One of the reporting obligations applies to all group health plans, in ... Read More