This week...no clear consensus has emerged among congressional Republicans on how to manage potential King v. Burwell fallout; California will expand Medicaid to undocumented children; and New York is poised to become the...more
This Week: Leading Up to the SCOTUS King v. Burwell Decision... House Votes to Repeal the Medical Device Tax... CMS Announces It Will Bolster Transitional Reinsurance Payments... MedPAC Releases June Report to Congress....more
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
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 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) created new fees for covered health plans, including transitional reinsurance program fees (TRP Fees) that are designed to stabilize premium increases that are expected to...more
On May 8, the IRS issued Rev. Rul. 2014-15, 2014-22 I.R.B. 1, which provides guidance in the rapidly expanding area of insuring or reinsuring employee benefits with captives. ...more
On March 5, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services released a Final Rule addressing, among other things, transitional reinsurance fees payable in the 2014 through 2016 benefit years.
By way of background,...more
With the first month of the year behind us, this report outlines major insurance topics that we will be watching throughout 2014.
Forces, trends and events that we believe will affect regulation, transactions and...more
What is the "temporary reinsurance fee"? The Affordable Care Act ("ACA") requires the creation of a transitional reinsurance program for the first three years (2014-2016) of the state health insurance exchanges to help...more
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
In This Issue:
Exchanges and Types of Plans To Be Offered Through Exchanges; Essential Health Benefits; Premiums; Cost Sharing Reductions; and Other Issues.
Excerpt from Exchanges and Types of Plans To Be...more
As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released final regulations regarding the transitional reinsurance program fee effective in CY 2014. ...more
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act established two fees to be paid by insurers and self-insured plans: (1) the Transitional Reinsurance Program (TRP) fee to raise revenue for health insurance issuers that cover...more
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Act) fundamentally changes the way that health insurance is regulated in the United States. These changes are part of an ambitious statutory scheme that comprehensively reforms...more
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