HEALTH CARE UPDATES
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
House Committees Release ACA Replacement Bills 3-7-17
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
After hard-fought campaigns by both candidates, Republican candidate Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States. Trump’s victory in the election, along with Republican majorities retained in both the Senate and House of Representatives, will likely have a significant impact on a number of compliance issues over the next four years. During his campaign, Trump called for a repeal of President Barack Obama’s hallmark health care reform legislation, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In addition, Trump’s victory raises uncertainty over the future of other policies enacted under President Obama, including the new overtime requirements under the Fair...
Overview Employers have started receiving notices from Health Insurance Marketplaces (or Exchanges) when their employees are eligible for Marketplace health insurance subsidies. Many employers are uncertain about what actions to take after receiving a notice. This ACA Compliance Bulletin outlines best practices for dealing with these notices. Employer Appeals of Exchange Subsidy Notices 07.13.16
OVERVIEW On May 16, 2016, the EEOC issued final rules that describe how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to employer-sponsored wellness programs. The final rules provide long-awaited guidance on how to structure wellness programs without violating the ADA or GINA. This Compliance Bulletin provides an overview of the EEOC’s final wellness program rules. his or her current or past health status as part of the employer’s wellness program. EEOC Finalizes Wellness Rules under ADA and GINA 5.16
- Employees of large, fully insured employers (50+ EEs) will be receiving both forms. 1095-B from their Health Insurance Provider and 1095-C from their employer
- Employees of large self-insured employers will just receive the 1095-C from their employer
- Employees of small (< 50 employees) self-funded plans will receive the 1095-C form from their employer.