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Health Care Reform

  • Form 1040 & Health Coverage Information

    Since 2014, when the individual responsibility mandate to have health coverage became effective, the Form 1040 has asked taxpayers to check a box if they …

  • Election Impact on the ACA

    Given the federal election results and the stated intentions of Republican leadership, a full or partial repeal of the ACA is likely to be passed …

  • ACA Reporting Lessons Learned – Round 1

    By now, all ACA 1095 forms should have been mailed or electronically filed to the IRS, so it’s a good time to reflect on how …

  • 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 …

  • Important Pending Tax Legislation and New IRS Guidance

    Important Tax Legislation Congress is working on finalizing the appropriations bill, H.R. 2029, which is expected to pass this week and be signed by the …

  • Automatic Enrollment Repealed

    As part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which was signed into law by the President on Monday, November 2nd, the automatic enrollment provision …

  • Marketplace Certification of Employee Subsidies

    Since 2014, individuals have been able to purchase their own medical coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, and apply for federal subsidies (premium tax credits) …

  • Supreme Court Upholds ACA Individual Subsidies

    In King v. Burrell, the plaintiffs argued to the U.S. Supreme Court that the ACA statute allows subsidies towards the cost of medical coverage only …

  • ACA’S Small Employer Market Definition In 2016

    Definition of Small Employer Currently under the ACA, small employers are defined as having 50 or fewer employees for market reform purposes. For small employer …

  • New SBC Format Delayed to 2016

    In December 2014, the Departments of Labor, HHS and the Treasury issued a notice of proposed rulemaking and a proposed new SBC template, to be used for …