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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 Congressional Research Service (CRS) has prepared a report for Congress providing information and links regarding various Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: ACA , CRS , Affordable Care Act , Congressional Research Service , FAQ
The Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Treasury Department recently issued FAQ guidance regarding HRA integration with non-HRA group health plans. The FAQs expand on existing guidance addressing how the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) market reforms apply to HRAs.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: HRA , Health Reimbursement Arrangement , ACA , Affordable Care Act , FAQ , IRS , DOL , HHS , DHHS

Is Your HRA Ready for 2017?

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In preparing for the 2017 plan year, employers and plan sponsors should be aware of several important new rules pertaining to HRAs.
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Categories: Health Care Reform | Tags: HRA , ACA , Health Reimbursement Arrangement , Affordable Care Act
The IRS has released final versions of forms 1094-C and 1095-C and related instructions for tax year 2016.
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Categories: Health Care Reform | Tags: Affordable Care Act , ACA , 1094-C , 1095-C
The IRS recently announced that on or around October 24, 2016, it will implement new identity authentication measures on its website (IRS.gov).
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Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: IRS , E-Services , Affordable Care Act , ACA

IRS Releases Final Forms 1094-B and 1095-B

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The IRS has released final versions of Forms 1094-B and 1095-B and related instructions for tax year 2016.
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Categories: Health Care Reform | Tags: 1094-B , 1095-B , Affordable Care Act , ACA
The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS") recently issued a proposed rule (“Proposed Rule”) pertaining to the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). The Proposed Rule, HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2018, sets forth proposed payment parameters and provisions related to risk adjustment, cost sharing and ACA insurance Exchange user fees. The Proposed Rule also provides proposals regarding myriad other aspects of the ACA.
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Categories: Health Care Reform | Tags: Benefit and Payment Parameters , Affordable Care Act , ACA
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
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