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The IRS recently updated their website in the section “Types of Employer Payments and How They Are Calculated” that describes how to calculate employer shared responsibility payments for 2017.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: ACA , IRS , Employer Shared Responsibility , Penalty
As reminder, the new version of the SBC, uniform glossary, and related documents are required for use on or after April 1, 2017.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: SBC , HRA , ACA

Kaiser Poll on American Health Care Act

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Kaiser conducted a poll (March 6-12) as Americans were first learning about the American Health Care Act and before the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated its effects,
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Health Care in General | Tags: ACA , Kaiser Study , GOP , AHCA , Repeal , Replace
Employee Benefits Corporation sent three members of our Compliance team to the Employer Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. March 8-10, 2017.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: AHCA , ACA , House , Senate , FSA , HSA , HRA , Consumer directed accounts , GOP
According to a press release, the “House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released legislation on March 6, 2017 to repeal and replace Obamacare through a budget process known as reconciliation.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: GOP , American , American Health Act , Taxes , Ways and Means , Energy and Commerce , Obamacare , Repeal , Replace
January 20, 2017, President Trump’s first action after the inauguration was to issue an Executive Order directing the HHS Secretary and other agency heads involved in administering the ACA “to the maximum extent permitted by law”
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: ACA , Executive Order , Memordandum , Trump
The Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Treasury Department recently issued FAQ guidance regarding HRA integration with non-HRA group health plans. The FAQs expand on existing guidance addressing how the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) market reforms apply to HRAs.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: HRA , Health Reimbursement Arrangement , ACA , Affordable Care Act , FAQ , IRS , DOL , HHS , DHHS
Final regulations relating to the premium tax credits for eligible individuals who enroll in the Marketplace coverage were released by the IRS on December 19, 2016.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: ACA , IRA , IRS , Opt-Out Payments , Premium Tax Credit
December 22, 2016 the IRS provided several updates to the FAQ’s on their website.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: IRS , ACA , FAQ , 1094 , 1095 , Pay or Play , Employer Reporting

Agencies Release FAQ Part 35 About ACA

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December 20, 2016 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Part 35 was released regarding implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act).
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: ACA , Cures Act , FAQ , Treasury , DOL , HHS