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Employee Benefits Developments - February 2017

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

The Employee Benefits practice group is pleased to present the Benefits Developments Newsletter for the month of February 2017. March 31, 2020 Deadline for Amending 403(b) Plans - When the Internal Revenue Service...more

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - December 2016 #3

The National Association of Medicaid Directors offers policy considerations and recommendations to the incoming Administration; HealthCare.gov has its largest single day of enrollment ever; and new publications prepared by...more

IRS Extends ACA Reporting Deadline

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The IRS has extended the deadline for furnishing 2016 Forms 1095-C and 1095-B to individuals by 30 days to March 2, 2017. The reprieve offers welcome relief to employers, health insurers, and other plan sponsors who would...more

Deadline Reminder for Employers and Providers: Electronically File Information Returns with IRS by June 30

by Bryan Cave on

Self-insured employers, applicable large employers and health coverage providers are reminded that the June 30 deadline to electronically file information returns with the IRS is approaching. The deadline to provide...more

The Latest in ACA Reporting

by Bryan Cave on

Well, we’ve toyed with your emotions enough on this subject…. the deadlines for ACA reporting have not changed. Truth be told, unless this law is repealed by a Republican President taking office next term, we’re likely stuck...more

Some Welcome Relief and Clarification on Affordable Care Act for Employers

As the federal agencies continue to issue more guidance on the application of various provisions of the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) to employer-sponsored health coverage, there are some recent developments that we want to...more

Alert: Affordable Care Act Year-End Reporting Requirements and Extended Deadlines

by Cooley LLP on

This Alert serves as a reminder of certain Affordable Care Act ("ACA") year-end reporting requirements imposed under Sections 6055 and 6056 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"). Section 6055 requires...more

Deadline Approaches to Execute a Cafeteria Plan Amendment for IRS Notice 2014-55

by Alston & Bird on

This is a re-issued advisory reminding health plan sponsors that if you have administered your cafeteria plan in accordance with this guidance, make sure to execute a formal plan amendment by the end of the 2015 plan year...more

ACA Fees, and Forms, and Delays, Oh My!

In the latest round of delays under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Employee Benefits Security Administration recently announced that the deadline for health plans to provide enrollment information to the transitional...more

HHS Extends November 17 Deadline to Submit Covered Lives Data under Reinsurance Program

by Snell & Wilmer on

The Health Care Reform Act created the transitional reinsurance program, which requires most self-insured health plans to make contributions to HHS for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 calendar years, in an attempt to stabilize...more

The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 16: So What, Exactly, is an “Offer of Coverage”?

Whether an employer makes the requisite offer of group health plan coverage is critical to the application of the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility rules as reflected in final implementing regulations...more

Deadline to Enroll in Health Insurance Coverage Extended through December 24

Along with stocking stuffers and gifts, last-minute Christmas shoppers have another item to put on their list: another chance to purchase health insurance coverage through the Federal Insurance Exchange. The Obama...more

Employee Benefits Update: 2013 Year End Plan Tasks

by Akerman LLP on

As we approach the end of the year, employers and plan sponsors of qualified retirement plans and health and welfare plans should take time to meet various upcoming deadlines. Failure to comply with the deadlines may result...more

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Deadline Looms: Here’s What Employers Need to Do

by McCarter & English, LLP on

As the October 1, 2013, deadline for compliance with certain notification requirements mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) approaches, employers are grappling with questions about their...more

In Case You Missed It: ACA Notice Must Be Given By October 1

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

By October 1, 2013, every employer must provide employees with a Notice of the Affordable Care Act and the availability of health insurance through the health plan Marketplaces. There are two model notices that have been...more

Affordable Care Act Mandates Employer Notice of Coverage Options to Employees by October 1, 2013

by Bracewell LLP on

Pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals and employees of small businesses will be able to access health insurance coverage through a private health insurance market – the Health Insurance Marketplace –...more

Notice Regarding Marketplace Coverage Options Due October 1

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The October 1, 2013 deadline for providing employees with a notice of their coverage options through the newly established public health insurance exchanges (referred to as the “Marketplace”) is quickly approaching. This news...more

Notice to Employees About Health Insurance Exchanges Due October 1, 2013

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

The Affordable Care Act provides individuals with the option of purchasing health coverage through new health insurance exchanges, or “Marketplaces” that will operate in every state effective January 1, 2014 (e.g.,...more

Healthcare Reform Update: The Top Five Questions Employees Will Be Asking On October 1

As previously reported on this blog, employers are required to provide a notice to employees regarding coverage options under the new Health Insurance Marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act that are scheduled to be...more

What Do Employers Need to Know About the ACA Marketplace Notices?

by Littler on

Although the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) "employer mandate" has been delayed until 2015, health insurance exchanges are still scheduled to start offering health coverage to individuals and employees of small businesses...more

Affordable Care Act Confusion: Health Care Exchange Notice Due but No Penalty for Noncompliance

by Smith Anderson on

The Affordable Care Act and subsequent guidance require all employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act to provide notice of health care coverage options available through a health care exchange to all current employees...more

Health Care Reform Update -- September 16th, 2013

In This Issue: Leading the News; Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Health Care News; Hearings and Mark-Ups Scheduled. Excerpt from Leading the...more

All Employers Face October 1st Health Reform Deadline

by Fisher Phillips on

With the Health Insurance Marketplace created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) set to open its figurative doors for enrollment on October 1, 2013, employers face a new obligation. Nearly all...more

IRS Proposes Rules Regarding Information Reporting Requirements Under Sections 6055 and 6056 of the Affordable Care Act

by King & Spalding on

Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act requires that nonexempt individuals either maintain “minimum essential coverage” or pay an individual payment with their income tax returns. Minimum essential coverage may be...more

Health Care Reform Update -- September 9th, 2013

In This Issue: Leading the News; Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups...more

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