Tag: ACA

DOJ Won’t Defend the ACA Individual Mandate and Related Provisions

The Trump administration has decided not to defend the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate, or certain provisions it considers to be inseparable from the mandate, from an ongoing constitutional challenge. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked the court hearing the case to declare these provisions invalid as of January 1, 2019.

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Business Groups Decry IRS Enforcement of ACA Employer Mandate

In its recent efforts to enforce the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been disregarding key safeguards in the law designed to protect employers from unwarranted penalties, a coalition of business organizations warned in a recent letter to federal officials.

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Cadillac Tax Pushed Back Again, This Time to 2022

Buried in the January 22 passage of legislation to re-open the federal government was a welcome bit of news for employers: The effective date of the wildly unpopular “Cadillac Tax” has been pushed back yet again. It is now set to take effect in 2022 rather than 2020 (the original implementation date was January 1, […]

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2018 Compliance Trends That HR Professionals Should Know

HR had a tumultuous year when it came to compliance and regulations. Under a new administration, regulations were rolled back—but not necessarily the ones we expected. Deadlines were changed, employers were confused, and health care gave everyone a headache.

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A Survival Guide for ACA Reporting and Compliance

With open enrollment well underway for most organizations and the end of calendar year fast approaching, it’s time for HR departments to focus on Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting for plan year 2017. Though HR teams have a few years of experience navigating the ACA reporting requirements under their belts, confusion and stress levels continue […]

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ACA in Flux, But Employer Plans Hold Steady

In contrast to the turmoil in the individual health plan market, employer health plan sponsors extended their run of low annual cost increases in 2017, according to a new survey of 2,481 public and private employers with at least 10 employees.

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IRS Issues Detailed QSEHRA Guidance

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued detailed guidance on the qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangement (QSEHRA) program established by Congress last December.

Trump administration discontinues ACA’s CSR payments

On October 12, U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary Eric Hargan and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma released a statement announcing that cost-sharing reductions (CSR) payments were to be immediately discontinued based on a legal opinion from the attorney general. In part, the statement noted that “we believe that […]

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Trump Administration Discontinues ACA Cost-Sharing Reductions (CSR) Payments

On October 12, U.S. Health and Human Services Acting Secretary Eric Hargan and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma released a statement announcing that cost-sharing reductions (CSR) payments were to be immediately discontinued, based on a legal opinion from the Attorney General.