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Supreme Court Overturns DOMA

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In a Supreme Court decision earlier this morning (June 26, 2013), Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was overturned by a 5 – 4 decision.
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With several key Health Care Reform provisions scheduled to take effect in 2014, especially the option for employees to purchase health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace in each state, regulators have some concern that employers might retaliate against employees who purchase Marketplace-based coverage and receive a premium tax credit or cost-sharing reduction.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Benefits in General, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: Health Care Reform

PCOR Fee is a Business Expense

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Under Health Care Reform, a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) fee is payable by a health insurance issuer and/or the plan sponsor (employer) of a self-insured medical plan, most health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and any non-excepted Health Care FSAs.
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Form 720 Revised for PCOR Fee

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The IRS recently published a revised version of excise tax Form 720 to include the fee owed to fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Institute.
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