More and more employers and insurance companies are providing incentives and rewards to employees and their covered dependents to encourage participation in wellness programs—programs designed to improve an individual’s...more
The Affordable Care Act added the so-called “Play or Pay” mandate or “Employer Shared Responsibility” provisions to the Internal Revenue Code (the Code). Starting in 2014, certain employers may be subject to a penalty tax,...more
Starting in 2014, "large" employers (essentially, those with 50 or more "full-time" employees) must offer minimum health insurance coverage to full-time employees or face hefty penalties. These provisions (a.k.a "shared...more
With the close of 2012 approaching fast, employers should consider the following checklist of items as the nation moves ahead with compliance with the Affordable Care Act.
Effective in 2013:
The following list...more
As 2012 closes, group health plan sponsors turn their attention to completing 2012 tasks, implementing upcoming 2013 changes, and preparing for the full impact of ACA in 2014.
As 2012 draws to an end, employers pass...more
With the re-election of President Obama and the Supreme Court's recent decision upholding portions of the Affordable Care Act (the "ACA"), health care reform is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Though limited...more
After months of uncertainty, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the federal healthcare reform law known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What does this landmark law mean for employers now and in the near and distant future?...more
With the end of 2012 quickly approaching, and for 2013 planning purposes, this newsletter provides a high-level list of the important changes to be aware of under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the...more
As everyone knows, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was upheld in a somewhat surprising Supreme Court decision last month. (For a recap of the decision see our Legal Alert on the case).
Set out below is a...more
Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (collectively, the “Act”), employers must move...more
Excerpt from Health Insurance Reform Timeline chart:
- W2 inclusion of cost of employer-sponsored health coverage for employers who filed more than 250 Forms W2 in prior year. 2012 Forms W2, due 1/31/13
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”) requires employers to report the cost of coverage under an employer-sponsored group health or medical plan. This requirement was optional for all employers in 2011....more
Under health care reform, employers must report the “aggregate cost” of “applicable employer-sponsored health coverage” on an employee’s Form W-2. The value must first be reported on the Form W-2 issued in January 2013 for...more
On January 3, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") released Notice 2012-9, which restates and clarifies its prior guidance on the requirement under the Affordable Care Act to report the cost of employer-sponsored health...more
On March 29, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released Notice 2011-28, which provides guidance to employers on the requirement under the Affordable Care Act (the “Act”) to report the cost of employer-sponsored...more
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