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Individual Mandate

The term "Individual Mandate" typically refers to a requirement under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 that all United States residents must obtain "minimum essential... more +
The term "Individual Mandate" typically refers to a requirement under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 that all United States residents must obtain "minimum essential healthcare coverage" unless they qualify for one of eight exemptions under the Act.  The Act defines "minimum essential coverage" and levies penalties against individuals who fail to comply with the mandate.    less -

Tax Reform: What Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Mean for the Healthcare Industry?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”) was signed into law by President Donald Trump on December 22, 2017. The Act changes many provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, from individual and business provisions, to...more

Tax Bill Means Changes to Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law a tax bill reconciling both the House and Senate versions of the so-called Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Act’s major provisions are lowering the corporate tax rate to 21%...more

Update #11: Individual Mandate Eliminated by New Tax Law: Effect on Employers and Individual Market

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminates the ACA’s individual mandate to maintain minimum essential coverage, and the penalty for failure to do so, effective in 2019. While President Trump tweeted that this “effectively...more

Vermont Legislative Update 1-5-18 - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

The merger between the Department of Labor and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development as proposed by the Scott Administration is off the table, but work that was spawned by consideration of the idea has gathered...more

Much Ado About (Almost) Nothing?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Impact of Tax Reform on Employer-Provided Retirement, Welfare, and Fringe Benefits - The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts (the “Tax Reform Act”) made significant changes to the Internal Revenue Code. Although there...more

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

by Cohen & Grigsby, P.C on

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “TCJA”), the most comprehensive tax reform passed in decades. The majority of the changes in the TCJA affect individual and corporate income...more

2017 Tax Reform Legislation: Impact on Tax-Exempt Organizations, including Educational and Health Care Institutions

?The 2017 tax reform legislation colloquially referred to as the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (the Act) includes a number of provisions that will affect tax-exempt organizations of all types, as well as provisions that will affect...more

Tax Reform: What Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Mean for the Agriculture Industry?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”) was signed into law by President Donald Trump on December 22, 2017. The Act changes many provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, from individual and business provisions, to...more

The Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Employee and Fringe Benefits

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act makes some notable, though targeted, changes to the employee benefits landscape. We summarize some of the more significant changes in the Question and Answers set out below....more

Health Care Weekly Preview from ML Strategies - January 2018

Happy New Year and welcome to 2018. We find ourselves in a familiar position as Congress has until January 19th to pass a government - funding bill. CHIP and the extenders remain in limbo, and Republicans and Democrats are...more

Have the Reports of the Affordable Care Act’s Death Been Greatly Exaggerated?

The December 2017 Tax Reform Bill and the Repeal of the ACA’s Individual Mandate - The tax reform bill signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017, notably includes the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s...more

The New Tax Rules for Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On Dec. 22, President Trump signed into law the 2017 Tax Act, the most comprehensive set of changes to the Internal Revenue Code since 1986. Some of the changes affect executive compensation and employee benefits. Because...more

Summary of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”) was signed into law by President Donald Trump on December 22, 2017. The Act changes many provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, from individual and business provisions, to...more

Focus on ERISA - Tax Reform Includes Benefits and Compensation Provisions

by Dechert LLP on

On December 22, 2017, the tax reform bill, informally known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), was signed by President Trump. As we noted in our prior OnPoint (available here) with respect to earlier versions of the...more

IRS Extends ACA Reporting Deadline

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

As it did last year, the IRS has extended the deadline for furnishing Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to individuals by 30 days. This reprieve will allow employers, health insurers, and other plan sponsors to distribute the forms on...more

Update: Several Ways Final Tax Reform Legislation Will Change Healthcare

by Morgan Lewis on

Tax-exempt bond financing, an anticipated impact to philanthropic donations, repeal of the individual mandate, and taxation of highly compensated executives are among the changes for 2018....more

Tax Reform: New Law Delivers A Bundle Of Executive Compensation And Employee Benefits Changes For The Holidays

by Akerman LLP on

Signed into law by President Trump on December 22, the final version of the tax reform bill (the “Act”) is not as far-reaching on executive compensation as the earlier version we previewed. However, the Act makes several...more

The Effects Of Tax Reform On The Affordable Care Act: An Attempt At Death By A Thousand Cuts

by Cozen O'Connor on

The sweeping Republican tax reform bill, H.R. 1 (115), was passed by Congress on Wednesday afternoon, and signed by President Trump today. Although the President said on Wednesday that, “ObamaCare has been repealed in this...more

9 million reasons to doubt Trump-GOP argument that Obamacare is dead

Millions of ordinary Americans closed out 2017 with a powerful message to the Trump Administration and GOP lawmakers about the nation’s health care. Despite efforts to make it harder to re-enlist for insurance plans,...more

New Tax Plan Changes Rules on Health Coverage, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

by Baker Donelson on

While primarily focused on individual and business tax cuts and reform, the final Republican tax cut bill includes several provisions expected to impact health care coverage and expenses. First, the bill effectively repeals...more

Tax Reform Law Includes Paid Leave, Sexual Harassment Settlement Provisions

by Fisher Phillips on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), passed by Congress on December 20 and expected to be signed into law by President Trump in the coming days, contains several provisions that will directly impact employers and workplace...more

Tax Reform Changes to Healthcare

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Following a final vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday morning, Dec. 20, 2017, Congress sent the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) to President Donald Trump's desk. In addition to extensive revisions to the tax...more

Congress Passes Tax Act

by Williams Mullen on

On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, the legislation previously known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”) passed the United States House and Senate. At this juncture, it appears President Trump will sign the Act into law...more

What Notable Employment Provisions are in the Tax Bill?

by Littler on

The first significant piece of legislation to make it to President Trump's desk, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), includes an employer tax credit for providing paid family and medical leave, elimination of a business...more

The Final Tax Bill: A Thoughtful Analysis

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Earlier yesterday, both the House and the Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the final bill). With the signature of President Donald J. Trump, it will become law. The tax legislation represents the biggest...more

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