The Obama administration will allow health insurers to continuing offering plans that fail to meet the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) minimum requirements for another two years....more
In a move that will not come as a surprise to anyone who has been following the rocky implementation of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), the Obama Administration has yet again delayed important provisions of the ACA. In a...more
In This Presentation:
- Current State Of Health Care Reform
- How Long are the Obamacare Regulations?
- Delayed . . .
- Not Delayed . . .
- The New Model for Health Insurance Coverage
On February 10, 2014 the IRS issued final regulations on the employer shared responsibility provisions under Section 4980H of the Internal Revenue Code. Here is a "Q&A" statement provided by the IRS that answers various...more
In This Issue:
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; and Hearings and Mark-Ups Scheduled.
Excerpt from Implementation of the...more
In last week’s post on the topic of the recently issued final regulations under the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility (a/k/a “pay-or-play”) rules, we suggested that the final regulations broke little new...more
Executive Summary: Under final regulations issued by the U.S. Treasury Department on February 10, 2014, employers with at least 50 but fewer than 100 employees will not be required to comply with the employer shared...more
On February 10, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service released final regulations pertaining to the Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate (commonly referred to as "Pay or Play") of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...more
On February 10, the Department of the Treasury and the IRS issued final regulations, a fact sheet and a series of Questions and Answers on the Employer Shared Responsibility provisions under section 4980H of the Internal...more
Earlier this week, the IRS issued final regulations that provide additional guidance on the new “pay or play” rules (also called the employer shared responsibility rules) that will generally apply to employers’ group health...more
The Treasury Department and the IRS last week issued long-awaited final rules implementing the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility (a/k/a “pay-or-play”) rules. Originally slated to take effect beginning...more
As of January 1, 2015, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA--otherwise known as Obamacare) begins to impose certain health coverage requirements on employers who have at least 50 employees. Even though its...more
We know from the headlines on Monday that there have been changes to the employer mandate, and the pundits will tell us what this means politically for the Administration and for the midterm elections. That’s all interesting,...more
On Monday, the IRS issued final regulations regarding the implementation of the employer shared responsibility provisions under the Affordable Care Act (the ACA), otherwise known as the “pay or play” rules. The final...more
The ACA Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions require an employer with at least 50 full-time employees (including full-time equivalent employees) to offer health coverage to its full-time (30 hours per week) employees...more
This week the Obama administration announced that it would delay the employer mandate, which requires that businesses with more than 50 full-time employees provide full-time employees with health insurance or pay a penalty,...more
Like all other employers across the country, educational institutions have been awaiting final rules to determine their compliance strategy for the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility provisions (better known...more
This alert explains key aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) final regulations issued by the Treasury Department and the IRS on February 10, 2014. It is critical for employers to understand the additional ACA compliance...more
A key component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), the federal health care reform law, is the “employer shared responsibility.” Essentially, it is a “pay or play” program...more
This week, the IRS issued final regulations concerning the Affordable Care Act’s “play or pay” (also known as the employer shared responsibility) mandate. This advisory describes highlights of these voluminous regulations,...more
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced on Monday that the Obama Administration would further delay implementation of the “employer mandate” under the Affordable Care Act for certain employers until...more
Very large employers will be required to offer health care coverage to their full-time employees or pay a penalty to the federal government beginning January 1, 2015. Under the final regulations released by the U.S....more
Employers with 50 to 99 employees were granted a break on Monday when the U.S. Treasury Department gave them an additional year to comply with the employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This relief was granted as...more
On Monday, the Obama Administration announced that for the second time in a year, employers with 50 or fewer employees will have extra time — until January 1, 2016 — before they are required to offer health insurance to...more
A key feature of Obamacare has been postponed for mid-sized employers: the “pay or play” (formally, the “employer shared responsibility”) provisions that will require employers with at least 50 full-time equivalent employees...more
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