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Donald Trump and GOP Lawmakers Turn to Health Law Overhaul

Focus turns to goal of replacing the Affordable Care Act THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By Stephanie Armour and Louise Radnofsky Congressional Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump are in agreement: The Affordable Care Act as it now stands is over. On the day after the election, the focus turned quickly to the long-sought GOP goal of […]

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Public Option and Single-Payer: What’s the Difference?

From the National Association of Health Underwriters: Recently, policymakers in Washington, D.C., and throughout the states have been discussing proposals that would implement either a public option or single-payer healthcare system in response to the ongoing market challenges of low insurer competition and high prices for private market coverage. Both of these programs are public […]

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Final 1095-C 2016 Forms and Instructions for IRS Reporting Requirements

On October 3, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released final 2016 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and their accompanying instructions. These forms and instructions will be used for Affordable Care Act (ACA) Applicable Large Employer reporting (for compliance with the ‘employer mandate’) and self-insured large group Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) reporting for coverage offered in […]

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Marketplace Appeals — The Results Are Coming In

by nahucompliance At the risk of sounding like Nick Cannon on the television show America’s Got Talent when they’re announcing performers advancing to the next round of competition, employers are beginning to see the results of appeals that they’ve filed when employees receive subsidies in the marketplace. Employers are finding some of these appeal decisions […]

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Do You Provide Compensation To Employees Who Opt Out of Benefits?

“Cash-in-Lieu” Options Face Compliance Hurdles in 2017 by nahucompliance IRS rules further regulating cash-in-lieu (opt-out) programs are effective the first day of the plan year beginning on or after January 1, 2017. The rules provide for two different types of cash-in-lieu or opt-out arrangements: conditional and unconditional. The easiest opt-out plan administratively is an “unconditional […]

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Medicare Part D Disclosure Model Notices & CMS Disclosure Instructions – Required notice 10/15/16

Medicare Part D Disclosure Model Notices & CMS Disclosure Instructions – Required notice 10/15/16 The Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) requires employers whose policies include prescription drug coverage to provide a written disclosure notice to all Medicare eligible policyholders of whether such coverage is creditable. Creditable coverage means that the coverage is expected to pay, on average, as much as […]

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