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CMS and HHS Releases Final Rules and Guidance

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On December 16, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the Benefit and Payment Parameters rule for 2018 and posted a fact sheet that summarizes some of the key details.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: ACA , HHS , OOP Limits , CMS

Most HRAs not Subject to ACA Reporting

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The reporting of an integrated HRA is required only for the participants that are not enrolled in the employer’s group medical plan and that HRA reimburses more than just dental or vision expenses.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: HRA , 1095-B , 1095-C , IRS , ACA , Employer Reporting

IRS Delays 2016 ACA Employer Reporting

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November 18, 2016, the IRS issued Notice 2016-70 automatically extending the due dates for certain 2016 information-reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: ACA , Employer Reporting , 1094 , 1095 , IRS , 6055 , 6056

Election Impact on the Affordable Care Act

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Now that the election is over and as the campaign rhetoric dust settles, we wait and watch to see what this will mean for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: ACA , Election , ACA Reporting , 2017 , Compliance , Employer Shared Responsibility , SBC

Transitional Reinsurance Fee Deadlines Approaches

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For 2016, the enrollment count submission is due by Tuesday November 15. In addition, for Plan Sponsors making the second of two installments for 2015, the fee is due Tuesday November 15.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: Transitional Reinsurance Fee , Fee , CMS , ACA

IRS Announces New PCOR Fee

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IRS Notice 2016-64 provided the updated dollar amount to be used to calculate the PCORI fee for health policy and plan years that end on or after October 1, 2016 and before October 1, 2017. This includes 2016 calendar year plans, and the updated fee amount is $2.26 per covered life.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: PCORI , HRA , IRS , Form 720 , ACA , Health Plan , Fee

Is Your HRA Ready for 2017?

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In preparing for the 2017 plan year, employers and plan sponsors should be aware of several important new rules pertaining to HRAs.
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Categories: Health Care Reform | Tags: HRA , ACA , Health Reimbursement Arrangement , Affordable Care Act
The IRS has released final versions of forms 1094-C and 1095-C and related instructions for tax year 2016.
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Categories: Health Care Reform | Tags: Affordable Care Act , ACA , 1094-C , 1095-C
The IRS recently announced that on or around October 24, 2016, it will implement new identity authentication measures on its website (IRS.gov).
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Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: IRS , E-Services , Affordable Care Act , ACA

IRS Releases Final Forms 1094-B and 1095-B

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The IRS has released final versions of Forms 1094-B and 1095-B and related instructions for tax year 2016.
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Categories: Health Care Reform | Tags: 1094-B , 1095-B , Affordable Care Act , ACA