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Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final rule (Final Rule) on Market Stabilization under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Final Rule aims to lower insurance premiums, stabilize individual and small group markets, reduce fraud, waste and abuse, promote continuous coverage, empower states, reduce duplication of efforts between the states and federal government and increase the number of health insurance plans and plan choices available to consumers in the M...
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: CMS , Market Stability , ACA , Affordable Care Act , AV Calculator , qualified health plan , stabilization , health insurance , Marketplace
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued a statement on March 16, 2017 supporting the use of cafeteria plans and requesting that the use of cafeteria plans be opened up for self-employed individuals in an effort to promote cafeteria plan use among small businesses.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Health Care in General | Tags: self-employed , sole proprietor , partner , subchapter s , sub s , s corporation , long-term care , longevity insurance , cafeteria plan
As reminder, the new version of the SBC, uniform glossary, and related documents are required for use on or after April 1, 2017.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: SBC , HRA , ACA
March 13, 2017, the Congressional Budget Office ("CBO") released the score of the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Health Care in General | Tags: CBO , AHCA , JCT

Kaiser Poll on American Health Care Act

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Kaiser conducted a poll (March 6-12) as Americans were first learning about the American Health Care Act and before the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated its effects,
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Health Care in General | Tags: ACA , Kaiser Study , GOP , AHCA , Repeal , Replace
Employee Benefits Corporation sent three members of our Compliance team to the Employer Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. March 8-10, 2017.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: AHCA , ACA , House , Senate , FSA , HSA , HRA , Consumer directed accounts , GOP

IRS Releases QSEHRA Notice Extension

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The IRS released Notice 2017-20, extending the notice period for an employer to furnish an initial written notice to its eligible employees regarding a qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangement (QSEHRA).
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Categories: Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: QSEHRA , Cures Act , IRS , ECFC
Taxpayers interested in filing itemized deductions for medical expenses will find the IRS Pub. 502 a useful resource when preparing their federal income tax returns.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: Pub. 502 , IRS , Tax , Medical Expense
According to a Press Release on January 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has announced the first Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enforcement settlement of 2017 based on the untimely reporting of a breach of unsecured protected health information (PHI).
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Categories: Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: HIPAA , HHS , OCR , Breach , Penalty

Agencies Release FAQ Part 35 About ACA

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December 20, 2016 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Part 35 was released regarding implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act).
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: ACA , Cures Act , FAQ , Treasury , DOL , HHS
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