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  • Form 1095 Extension Announced for 2019

    The IRS announced that the deadline for employers to furnish 2019 Forms 1095-C to employees has been extended from January 31 to March 2, 2020. …

  • Get Ready for 2019 ACA Reporting

    Federal Reporting In early December, large employers (50+ employees in prior year) will need to once again gather data to complete their 2019 Forms 1095, …

  • Expanded List of Preventive Care Benefits

    The ACA requires that specific preventive care services must be included in medical plans, at no cost sharing to plan participants. The required services are …

  • 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 …

  • Form 1095 Extension Announced

    The IRS announced that the deadline for employers to furnish 2018 Forms 1095-C to employees has been extended from January 31 to March 4, 2019. The extension …

  • Legal Challenges to ACA

    When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, it included a mandate requiring that all individuals have health coverage that meets minimum standards. …

  • Final Rule on AHPs

    Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule regarding Association Health Plans (AHPs). AHPs have been proposed as a method of offering smaller …

  • 2019 HSA Limits & ACA Affordability

    The IRS recently released Health Savings Account and ACA Affordability amounts for 2019. Health Savings Accounts Self-Only Coverage Family Coverage Catch-Up age 55+ 2018 $3,450 …

  • 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 …

  • Impact of Employer Subsidized COBRA

    As part of a severance or buy-out agreement, employers often pay for all or part of a terminated employee’s COBRA premium, for a defined period …

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