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Mid-Size Employers Cheer PACE Act Passage

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Mid-size employers with 50 – 99 employees may receive premium relief on their group health plan 2016 renewal rates if President Obama signs the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act that has been passed by both the House and Senate.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: ACA , ALE , Employer
The IRS has published a guide for electronically filing the required Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information Returns (AIR). Regulation requires electronic filing of the forms if the “transmitter” will be filing 250 or more forms. Other transmitters can voluntarily submit their required forms electronically. The AIR filings are to comply with the Sections 6055 and 6056 reporting obligations.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: IRS , Reporting , 1094 , 1095 , ACA , 6055 , 6056
The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) issued final rules requiring all health plans to obtain a unique 10-digit plan identifier, known as a HPID, to comply with a provision of HIPAA and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The requirement is being phased in over two years.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Benefits in General, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: HHS , HPID , ACA , identifier , HIPAA
In a decision announced June 30, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court found in favor of the Hobby Lobby Stores and two other closely held private sector companies that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandate to provide coverage for contraceptives, especially those that act as abortive agents, does not apply to their health plans.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: ACA , contraceptives , Supreme Court
In our May 19, 2014 article, we reported that the IRS had reiterated its position that its September 13, 2013 guidance prohibits an employer from paying for or reimbursing the cost of individual health insurance plans purchased by their employees on a pre-tax basis.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: Penalty , ACA , Fee , Provision , Individual
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced, in a short Q&A document, how payments will be reported and collected for the Transitional Reinsurance (TR) Program.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: TR Fee , Reinsurance , ACA
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