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
It is a work in progress. There are so many moving parts to Healthcare Reform that implementing the Affordance Care Act (ACA) requires adjustments as theory meets reality. In July 2013, the deadline for large employers to...more
Under the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate, employers with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees are required to offer affordable, minimum value health coverage to at least 95% of their full-time employees (and...more
We have entered a critical year for healthcare reform, as this is the year in which many of the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), or “Obamacare,” go into effect. Many of us are still holding our breath to see...more
Health & Welfare Plans -
Health Care Reform: IRS Issues Final ACA “Pay or Play” Regulations -
The IRS issued final regulations regarding the employer shared responsibility provisions under the Affordable Care...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
So much attention has been paid to the issuance of the final employer shared responsibility regulations that some might have missed the news that final regulations were recently issued under another of the Affordable Care...more
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
Plan sponsors now have the final piece of the puzzle needed to finalize their 2015 pay-or-play strategies.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently issued the highly...more
Welcome to the SW Benefits Update, formerly the Employee Benefits Update.
Historically, employers have had complete discretion in deciding whether to offer group health plan coverage to their employees. If they offered...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
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service recently issued final regulations implementing the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act. For “applicable large employers” — i.e., those with...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
Employers in all industries are well aware of the complexities of the Affordable Care Act, and the seemingly constant barrage of guidance that interprets the health care reform requirements that apply to them. We have a...more
On January 10, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released final regulations governing the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The final rule addresses application of the...more
As many small employers rejoice over a delayed effective date, large employers should be rolling up their sleeves to adapt their evolving shared responsibility compliance strategies for 2015 to a new final rule from the U.S....more
As previously reported, the IRS recently released final regulations on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer “shared responsibility” provisions, also known as the “pay-or-play” mandate. Under the mandate, in order to avoid...more
Early this week the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Treasury (the “IRS”) issued the first piece of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) penalty imposition jigsaw puzzle. It then followed up with 46 FAQs on the same...more
The Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations implementing the employer shared responsibility provisions (commonly referred to as the employer mandate or the pay or play mandate) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)....more
The Obama administration announced last week that some mid-sized businesses would have an additional year to comply with the employer mandate or “pay or play” provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The employer mandate...more
The Treasury Department has announced further extensions for medium-sized and large-sized employers for compliance with the “employer mandate” of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). The employer mandate requires employers with a...more
On February 12, 2014, the IRS published Final Regulations pertaining to the shared responsibility provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“PPACA”). Large employers are defined in PPACA as those...more
Last week, the Treasury Department issued a final rule, with an accompanying press release and fact sheet, in which it delayed, for a second time, the employer mandate requiring mid-size employers with 50-99 full-time...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
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