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Election results and the Affordable Care Act – What can employers do now?
Signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) is commonly referred to as “Obamacare”. It is important for California employers to note that the ACA “employer mandate” has been delayed...more
Effective July 1, 2013, employers in Massachusetts do not have to make a fair share contribution (FSC) and are no longer required to collect the employee Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD) forms....more
Employers who do not currently offer health insurance to employees or who were considering dropping insurance due to new restrictions under the 2010 Affordable Care Act have a lot more time to prepare for compliance....more
ON JULY 2 THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCED A ONE YEAR DELAY OF REQUIREMENTS FOR LARGE EMPLOYERS (50 OR MORE FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES) TO REPORT THE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE THEY OFFER THEIR EMPLOYEES, AS WELL AS PENALTIES FOR...more
On May 8, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) released new guidance imposing notice requirements on employers regarding the health care exchanges that are a key element of the Affordable Care Act. ...more
Starting in 2014, provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act become effective known as “Pay or Play” or “Employer Shared Responsibility.” Large employers will be faced with the decision whether to offer...more
After much ado, the employer healthcare mandate, under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“The Act”), will finally go into effect on January 1, 2014. That gives affected employers less than a year to ensure they...more
In early January, the Internal Revenue Service published proposed regulations on “Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage.” These regulations incorporate the provisions of many previous Notices with...more
Earlier this month, the IRS issued proposed regulations that provide much-needed guidance on the new “pay or play” rules (also called the shared responsibility rules) that will apply to employers’ group health plans beginning...more
Proposed regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Service on December 28, 2012 provide some relief to large employers subject to the employer-sponsored coverage mandate under health care reform. The employer mandate is...more
Last Friday, the Department of the Treasury issued proposed regulations on the employer shared responsibility provisions in section 4980H of the Internal Revenue Code, under which an employer may be subject to an assessment...more
Under the Affordable Care Act, beginning in 2014, a "large employer" will be required to offer minimum essential health care coverage for all "full-time employees" or will pay a penalty tax for failing to offer such coverage....more
The government recently issued Notice 2012-59 (August 31, 2012), describing the 90-day limit for waiting periods to enter group health plans, as added by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This notice provides temporary guidance...more