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  • House Passes Bill to Repeal Cadillac Tax

    The House recently passed a bill to repeal the ACA’s high-cost plan excise tax, known as the “Cadillac tax”. The bill now goes to the …

  • Maryland Creates State Reinsurance Program

    On Thursday, April 5, Governor Hogan signed into law the “Establishment of a Reinsurance Program” bill to be effective January 1, 2019. The reinsurance program …

  • Update on ACA Health Plan Fees

    The short-term spending bill recently signed by the President includes the following changes to ACA fees that affect employer group plans: Implementation of the high cost …

  • Paying the PCORI Fee in 2019 – Plan Years Ending in 2018

    Under the ACA, all medical plans are responsible for paying the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research fee to the IRS, based on the number of plan participants. …

  • IRS 2018 Plan Limits Released

    The IRS released the 2018 annual limits for employee benefit plans, including the following: The maximum retirement plan annual elective deferral increased to $18,500, but …

  • IRS Confirms ACA Mandate Penalties in Effect

    Under ACA mandates, there are IRS penalties on individuals who do not have health coverage and on large employers who do not offer health coverage …

  • IRS Reaching Out to Form 1095 Non-Filers

    The IRS is preparing to assess penalties to employers that may have been subject to Form 1095 reporting in 2015, but failed to file forms …

  • IRS 2017 Plan Limits Announced

    The IRS announced the 2017 annual limits for employee benefit plans, including the following: The maximum retirement plan annual elective deferral remains unchanged at $18,000, …

  • PCORI Fee Filing Due July 31, 2016

    As a reminder, employers sponsoring self-insured medical plans (including HRAs and non-excepted health FSAs) must report and pay the PCORI fee directly to the IRS …

  • PCORI Fee Increase

    The PCORI fee under the ACA has increased to $2.17 per covered life for plan years that end on or after October 1, 2015, and …

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