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CMS Extends Transition Relief for Non-Compliant Plans through 2020 On March 25, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a one-year extension to the transition policy (originally announced November 14, 2013 and extended five times since) for individual … Continue reading

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DOJ SUPPORTS FEDERAL COURT RULING INVALIDATING THE ACA OVERVIEW

DOJ SUPPORTS FEDERAL COURT RULING INVALIDATING THE ACA OVERVIEW   HIGHLIGHTS A federal judge ruled that the entire ACA is invalid due to the elimination of the individual mandate penalty. This ruling will likely be taken up by the Supreme … Continue reading

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HSA eligible expenses includible vs non-includible

You probably already know that can use your health savings account (HSA) to pay for specific expenses. However, there are rules as to what you can and cannot use your HSA to pay for. This distinction is referred to as … Continue reading

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Medicare Part D Disclosures due by March 1, 2019 for Calendar Year Plans

  OVERVIEW Group health plan sponsors are required to complete an online disclosure form with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on an annual basis and at other select times, indicating whether the plan’s prescription drug coverage is … Continue reading

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Proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020

    OVERVIEW On Jan. 24, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published its proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020. This proposed rule describes benefit and payment parameters under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) … Continue reading

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2019 Health Plan Compliance Deadlines

2019 Health Plan Compliance Deadlines Employers must comply with numerous reporting and disclosure requirements throughout the year in connection with their group health plans. This Compliance Overview explains key 2019 compliance deadlines for employer-sponsored group health plans. It also outlines … Continue reading

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ACA Individual Mandate Penalty No Longer Applies

ACA Individual Mandate Penalty No Longer Applies OVERVIEW On Dec. 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the tax reform bill, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, after it passed both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House … Continue reading

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District Court Judge in Texas Strikes Down the ACA – But Law Remains In Effect for Now On Friday, December 14, a federal judge in Texas issued a partial ruling that strikes down the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) as … Continue reading

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EEOC’s Status Report in AARP v. EEOC

  EEOC’s Status Report in AARP v. EEOC Creates Uncertainty for Wellness Programs In its March 30 status report to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) v. EEOC, the EEOC … Continue reading

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Client Alert: DOL Releases proposed Rule

  DOL Releases Proposed Rule Expanding Association Health Plans Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule to expand the opportunity of unrelated employers of all sizes (but particularly small employers) to offer employment-based health … Continue reading

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