The IRS recently announced cost-of-living adjustments to the annual dollar limits for various welfare and retirement plan limits for 2018. Although some of the limits will remain the same, many of the limits will increase for 2018. This Compliance Bulletin summarizes the newly released benefit plan limits for 2018. IRS Announces Benefit Plan Limits for 2018
Several ACA requirements will be affected by changes that take effect in 2018, such as increased dollar limits and decreased affordability percentages. To prepare for 2018, employers should review upcoming requirements and develop a compliance strategy. This ACA Overview provides an ACA compliance checklist for 2018. ACA 2018 Compliance Checklist
In the midst of receiving massive medical plan increases, this educational institution was seeking alternative solutions to reducing costs or cutting departmental funding. Lack of risk management were leading to six figure increases year over year, causing the group to take action to mitigate out of control cost increases.
On June 22, 2017, Republicans in the U.S. Senate released a draft of their proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The Senate bill closely mirrors the proposal passed in the House of Representatives—the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—with some differences. Senate Releases Draft ACA Replacement Bill 7.5.17
On May 5, 2017, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2017-36 to index the contribution percentages in 2018 for purposes of determining affordability of an employer’s plan under the ACA. For the first time since these rules were enacted, the affordability contribution percentages have been reduced. This ACA Compliance Bulletin describes the adjusted percentages. Affordability Percentages Will Decrease for 2018 5-17-17
Overview: On May 4, 2017, members of the House of Representatives voted 217-213 to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), after it had been amended several times. The AHCA is the proposed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. This ACA update provides an overview. 5_4_2017 House Republicans Pass Amended AHCA
Overview: On March 6, 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives issued two bills, collectively known as the American Health Care Act, to repeal and replace the ACA. This ACA Compliance Bulletin provides an overview of the new legislation. House Committees Release ACA Replacement Bills 3-7-17
Overview: On Feb. 16, 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives issued a policy brief describing it’s intended approach for replacing the ACA. This ACA Compliance Bulletin summarizes the policy brief, which provides valuable insight into how many aspects of the current health care system, including employer plan rules, could be impacted. House Republicans Release ACA Replacement Plan 2-21-17