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As we blogged about last month, the filing deadline for the 1095 reporting required of large employers has been pushed back to March 2nd from January 31st.  There are some general changes to the process, and also changes to the 1095 forms themselves. 

 
The largest increase for the individual market in Colorado, since the inception in 2014 of the Affordable Care Act Exchanges, will go into effect in 2017. Therefore, most small group insurance plans are now a better value than individual plans. As a result, some small businesses who dropped coverage to send their employees to the then cheaper individual market, are now thinking of going back to group. 
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1095 Reporting Changes and Delays

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Not long after indicating that there would be no exceptions to the January 31st deadline for 1095 B & C forms, the federal government reversed itself. You may have heard there are several delays and changes that have been announced for this year’s reporting:

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 were released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and specific requirements were laid out for health insurance coverage for transgender individuals. 

Employers that offer partially self-funded medical plans are subject to the Transitional Reinsurance fee established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). 

This fee was imposed over a three year period, with 2016 being the third and final year. The fee in 2016 is $27 per average covered life (both employees and dependents) covered on the health plan in 2016.  

Partially self-funded plans need to take action soon by reporting their average number of covered lives for the first 9 months of 2016 to The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by the deadline of November 15th, 2016.

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