Health Care Reform

Below you will find a collection of news articles we have published in regards to new Health Care Reform.

The Single-Payer Tornado

The Single-Payer Tornado The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) released a new infographic, the Single-Payer Tornado. It visually depicts five major consequences of adopting ... More

Employers: Tell the Senate to Preserve the Employer-Based System and Permanently Repeal the Cadillac/excise Tax!

On May 4, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a reconciliation bill to repeal and replace portions of the ACA. It will now be considered by the Senate, ... More

Audit Reveals Pay or Play Enforcement Issues

On April 7, 2017, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released the results of its audit to assess the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) preparations for ensuring compliance ... More

Affordability Percentages Will Decrease for 2018

On May 5, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure 2017-36 to index the contribution percentages in 2018 for purposes of determining affordability of an employer’s plan under ... More

PCORI Fee Filing and Payment Deadline is July 31, 2017

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes a fee on health insurance issuers and plan sponsors of self-insured health plans to help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. The fee, called ... More

FAQ’s about Employees’ Reduction in Hours

The Section 125 cafeteria plan regulations and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) require employers to take certain actions when an employee reduces hours. Below are answers to some ... More

American Health Care Act: What Won’t Change

The bills that make up the American Health Care Act, or AHCA, were primarily focused on what changes would be made to existing ACA rules. Items that would not change under the proposal ... More

Future of Certain ACA Taxes and Fees

Several steps have been taken in 2017 toward repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the introduction of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Although the AHCA was withdrawn by Republicans, ... More

HHS Extends Transition Policy For Non-ACA Compliant Health Plans

On Feb. 23, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) extended an existing transition policy for certain health plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for an ... More

Health Insurance Marketplace Notice and OMB Expiration Date

Health Insurance Marketplace Notice and OMB Expiration Date Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), an applicable employer must provide a written notice about the Health ... More