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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 11:14

Updates on ACA Reporting and Repeal

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The American Health Care Act (AHCA) revised bill designed to repeal/replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed on the House Floor on May 4, 2017. The revised bill included several amendments from the original bill, including changes to limits on Flexible Spending Account (FSA) contributions, age-ratio limits, coverage for pre-existing…
Friday, 14 April 2017 09:49

The Final Market Stabilization Rule

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There is much uncertainty around what will happen with the Affordable Care Act, and the Individual Exchanges created by the ACA have suffered from: carriers exiting the marketplace (in part due to the uncertainty over subsidies and enforcement of the mandate); skyrocketing prices in many areas; and concerns over the…
After weeks of intense ACA repeal and replacement efforts, House Republicans withdrew the American Health Care Act (AHCA) bill on Friday, March 24th, when it was clear they lacked the votes for it to pass. The AHCA would have kept a few key components of the Affordable Care Act, such…
Guest Article by Kristen Deevy, Managing Director of Strategic Retirement Partners On Feb. 3, 2017, President Trump drafted a memorandum to the DOL, directing that they delay implementation of the Conflict of Interest Rule (The Rule) for at least 180 days. The Rule, which was set to take effect on…
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 13:22

Ready for your ACA Reporting due March 2nd?

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Although there is much speculation about the future of The Affordable Care Act (ACA), it’s still the law of the land for now. For all large employers and small employers that are self-funded, the deadline of March 2nd to distribute 1095-Bs and 1095-Cs to employees is fast approaching. If your…
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 23:43

21st Century Cures Act and Small Employer HRAs

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The 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law on December 13, 2016 by then President Obama. The bulk of the Cures Act covers areas such as medical research and drug and device approvals. This new law also revokes a ban in effect since 2014 on small employer pre-tax funding…
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 20:13

Update on ACA Repeal and Replace Strategy

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It was no secret before President Trump signed the executive order that he wanted the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repealed, and now he has made his intentions clear. His first signed executive order requires federal agencies to ease the economic burden of the ACA “to the maximum extent permitted by…
If your company administers a self-funded medical plan, you need to be aware of benefit changes that should be made in 2017 to comply with Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. Section 1557 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, age, race, color, national origin, and disability. The regulations…
Monday, 26 September 2016 20:35

Ready for Amendment 69?

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Amendment 69: Know Before you Vote By now you’ve most likely heard of Amendment 69, but maybe don’t know much about it. Amendment 69 will be the first option on the November ballot, so now’s the time to educate yourself and your employees about this important healthcare bill! The Amendment…
On July 11, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced a proposal to implement significant changes to the forms and regulations that govern annual employee benefit plan reporting on Form 5500. Most notably, the revisions would require companies of any size or funding arrangement to…
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