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01/09/2015

Expatriate Plans Exempted from Many Affordable Care Act Provisions

In the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act (the recently enacted federal budget bill often known as the “CRomnibus” legislation), Congress has exempted health plans designed to cover expatriates from most of the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The exemption will generally apply where a group health plan provides significant health coverage and substantially [&hellip… Continue Reading »
11/03/2014

Health Plan ID Program Suspended

Late on October 31, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of E-Health Standards and Services announced that it was suspending the program that required all health plans to register for a health plan ID number to be used in certain electronic transactions. This program required larger health plans to obtain a health [&hellip… Continue Reading »
10/10/2014

Health Plan ID Requirements and Other End-of-Year Considerations

Employers and other health plan sponsors may be focused on preparing for the commencement of the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act on January 1, 2015, but a number of other deadlines and developments are emerging this autumn for plan sponsors to consider. Health Plan IDs. As we reported earlier, many health plans are [&hellip… Continue Reading »
09/04/2014

IRS Issues More Guidance on Affordable Care Act Reporting Requirements

Following up on regulations and forms published earlier this year, the IRS has issued instructions and other guidance on the shared responsibility reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act. The new rules require: Health benefit providers, including group health plan sponsors and insurers, to provide information on an individual’s compliance with the individual mandate requirements [&hellip… Continue Reading »
07/30/2014

IRS Issues Draft ACA Reporting Forms

The Internal Revenue Service recently released draft versions of the forms that will be used to meet the shared responsibility reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These draft forms have been released for comment and may not be used for filing until they are finalized. Instructions for the forms have not yet been [&hellip… Continue Reading »
07/11/2014

New ACA Shared Responsibility Reporting Requirements

Under the Affordable Care Act, employers are required to report information relating to both the employer mandate and the individual mandate. As a result of these new rules, employers will need to provide information to the government relevant to whether employers and individuals are meeting their responsibilities under these mandates. Employers also will have to [&hellip… Continue Reading »
10/25/2013

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on Employer-Provided Health Care Coverage Reporting Requirements

The Internal Revenue Service has issued proposed regulations on reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The regulations, released on September 9, 2013, address two separate ACA reporting requirements: one relating to the individual mandate and the other relating to the employer mandate. Failure to comply could result in tax penalties unless the failure [&hellip… Continue Reading »
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