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Keys to Successful HSA Implementation

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Employers continue to implement high deductible health plans (HDHP) and consumer directed accounts like Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA) to help curb the rising cost of health premiums as well as help employees become better stewards of health care dollars.
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In June 2016, in Pankey v. Mississippi State University, a Mississippi state court agreed to allow a Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (“COBRA”) case to move forward, even though the employee filing suit was bringing the claim four years after being terminated from employment. This decision serves as a cautionary tale for employers.
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Categories: Compliance | Tags: COBRA
The following is a summary of important proposed national health care legislation to watch when Congress reconvenes in the fall.
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Categories: Health Care Reform | Tags: Restoring Access to Medication and Improving Health Savings Act , Health Savings Act , Small Business Health Care Relief Act , Native American Health Savings Improvement Act , Veterans TRICARE Choice Act , Health Care Security Act , Tribal Employment and Jobs Protection Act , Student Worker Exemption Act , Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act
The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) recently released draft instructions (“Draft Instructions”) for completing the 2016 versions of Forms 1094-B and 1095-B. The Draft Instructions follow the release of IRS drafts of the 2016 versions of Forms 1094-B and 1095-B.
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Categories: Health Care Reform | Tags: Draft Instructions , Affordable Care Act , Form 1094-B , Form 1095-B
The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) recently released draft instructions (“Draft Instructions”) for completing the 2016 versions of Forms 1094-C and 1095-C. Applicable Large Employers (“ALEs”) (i.e., employers that had 50 or more full-time employees during the preceding calendar year) must fill out these forms to comply with certain Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) mandates pertaining to offers to and enrollment of employees in health insurance coverage. The draft instructions come on the ...
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Categories: Health Care Reform | Tags: 1094-C , 1094-B , 1095-B , 1095-C , Draft Instructions , Draft Forms , Affordable Care Act

Employers Starting to Receive MarketPlace Notices

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The federal Marketplace has recently started to send out Marketplace Notices to employers based upon information they gathered from individuals. The Marketplace is trying to determine who is or is not eligible for a Premium Tax Credit.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: Pay or Play , Penalty , 1411 , Marketplace , Appeal , IRS , HHS
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