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Draft Reporting Forms for Play or Pay Published

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The IRS has published four draft versions of forms that large employers and insurers of large employers are to use for reporting purposes under the Play or Pay provisions of health care reform.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Benefits in General, Compliance | Tags: IRS , Play-or-Pay , Penalty

Appeals Courts Split on Subsidies

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Two Circuit Courts of Appeal reached differing opinions in separate cases challenging the Obama administration’s position that individuals are eligible for federal premium subsidies for insurance purchased through the federally facilitated exchanges (FFEs).
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Benefits in General, Health Care in General | Tags: IRS , Subsidy , Ruling

IRS Guidance for Same Sex Spouse Tax Refunds

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The IRS has released a letter it wrote to U.S. Representative Peter Welch regarding the steps that one of Representative Welch’s constituents can take to seek a refund on taxes paid for coverage of her same sex spouse that were paid prior to the decision that coverage for the same sex spouse can be tax free.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance | Tags: Same-Sex Marriage
Under San Francisco’s Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO), employers are required to spend a minimum amount per hour as a health care expenditure for employees who work 8 hours or more per week.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Benefits in General, Compliance | Tags: HRA , Reform

IRS Provides Overview for PCOR Fee

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The IRS has published an updated overview of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) fee that spells out which plans are subject to the fee, who pays the fee, when the fee is due, how to calculate the total fee for the plan and its payment.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Benefits in General, Compliance | Tags: PCOR fee , PCOR , fee , IRS
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
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