Tuesday evening the Treasury Department announced that it would delay enforcement of the employer shared responsibility penalty provisions, often referred to as “Play or Pay”, until 2015....more
You may have woken up today to media reports of large employers exploring the idea of dropping traditional health plans in favor of very limited health care plans as a way to lessen the burden imposed on large employers for...more
Yesterday HHS, IRS, and DOL published proposed regulations implementing the waiting period restrictions of the Affordable Care Act. As expected, health plans may not impose a waiting period that is longer than 90 days from...more
Today federal regulators released additional guidance on the Affordable Care Act’s preventative care requirements for non-grandfathered plans, including additional information on contraceptive coverage.
Today HHS released proposed rules outlining how religious organizations that object to contraception on religious grounds can comply with the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that non-grandfathered health plans cover...more
Late last week the IRS released proposed regulations implementing the employer “play or pay” provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The rules are applicable to employers with 50 or more full-time equivalents and outline the...more
On Friday Governor Branstad announced Iowa will pursue a State-Federal Partnership Exchange model. The partnership model gives states the ability to partner with the Federal government to assist it in establishing and...more