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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 17:11

How Tax Reform Impacts your Benefits

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Republicans have promised to get a tax bill on President Trump’s desk by the end of the year. In response, the House and Senate have created separate versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in the last several weeks, leaving little time for them to be debated. These…
Friday, 10 November 2017 16:39

How Will Association Health Plans Impact Employers?

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In early October, President Trump signed an Executive Order instructing the Department of Labor to propose regulations to expand access to Association Health Plans (AHPs). This expansion would give small employers and the self-employed more health insurance options through bona fide trade and association groups based on profession and interest…
Congress missed the September 30 deadline to continue funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This means federal funding for this program will expire by the end of October. This could cause strain on state level budgets nationwide, because once CHIP funds run out, states will struggle to continue this…
The American Health Care Act (AHCA) bill was passed by the House of Representatives on May 4, 2017. (To catch up on the content of the House bill, click here). Instead of agreeing with The House proposal, Senate Republicans instead drafted their own bill, released on June 22, called the…
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 14:11

Filing Deadline for PCORI Fees 7/31/2017

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The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee is due July 31, 2017 for employers with any type of self-funded plan and/or a Health Reimbursement Arrangement. The fee helps fund unbiased research that evaluates the clinical effectiveness of medical treatments regardless of the profit potential. This fee is also known…
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…
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