Deborah Bracy

Deborah Bracy

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Health Care Reform's 90-Day Waiting Period Guidance for Group Health Plans Deserves a Closer Look

One of the many requirements bearing down on group health plans in 2014 is the 90-day waiting period rule found in section 2708 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), as added by the Affordable Care Act (ACA)....more

6/21/2013 - Affordable Care Act Eligibility Employer Group Health Plans Healthcare Penalties Statutory Waiting Period

IRS Form 720 for Remittance of PCORI Fees Is Available Now

Sponsors of self-insured health plans are notified that on June 3, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) posted an updated Form 720 and accompanying instructions on its website. The new Form 720 (with a revision date of...more

6/5/2013 - Affordable Care Act Fees Form 720 IRS PCORI

Modification of Roth In-Plan Conversion Rules Provides Participants Greater Flexibility

Tucked in the provisions of the year-end financial cliff legislation (the "American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012") was a provision which creates greater flexibility in the conversion of qualified plan dollars to tax-free...more

4/19/2013 - 401k 403(b) Plans American Taxpayer Relief Act Distribution Rules Roth Conversions

New Affordable Care Act Fees Impact Group Health Plans in 2013 and 2014

On July 31, 2013, the first of various fees will be due that are imposed by the Affordable Care Act on self-insured group health plans and/or issuers of insured health policies providing accident and health coverage. Beyond...more

4/16/2013 - Affordable Care Act Employer Group Health Plans Fees Form 720 Healthcare PCORI Reinsurance Self-Insured Health Plans

Health Care Reform: "Employer Mandate" Guidance Issued

The U.S. Treasury Department recently released new guidance to assist employers (generally those with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees) in preparing and planning for the 2014 requirement to offer...more

1/24/2013 - Affordable Care Act Employer Mandates Essential Health Benefits Full-Time Employees Healthcare IRS Pay or Play Shared Responsibility Rule U.S. Treasury

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