Guest blogger: Michael C. Brody is associate general counsel with UnitedHealthcare and a member of the ACC Health Law Committee. He specializes in the Affordable Care Act and other health care law issues.
The Affordable Care Act’s Reporting Requirements for Carriers and Employers: Yikes! the Costs of Failing to Comply Just Doubled
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes information reporting rules on providers of minimum essential coverage, e.g., insurance carriers and self-funded plans, and on applicable large employers, i.e., those employers that are subject to the ACA’s employer shared responsibility rules.
In recent months, the main event in the challenges against the Affordable Care Act centered on the subsidies provisions in the ACA. The Supreme Court decided this matter in King v. Burwell.
You’re an ACA “Applicable Large Employer,” but not by much. You have three executives, none of whom has any HR or benefit plan expertise. You rely on a local payroll service and your insurance agent.
Last week the Agencies (DOL, HHS and IRS) issued final regulations concerning ACA’s preventive services mandate.
Alden Bianchi, Chair of the our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice, will provide a weekly installment on the complex reporting obligations outlined by the Affordable Care Act for health insurance carriers and employers.
On July 15, 2015, DOL’s Wage & Hour Division issued Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2015-01, titled, “ The Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s ‘Suffer or Permit’ Standard in the Identification of Employees Who Are Misclassified as Independent Contractors.”
Feds Define Which “Closely Held Corporations” Are Eligible to Opt Out of Contraception Mandate Under ACA
One year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. et al, that for-profit closely held corporations must be permitted to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate on religious grounds.
The trade bill recently signed into law included provisions steeply increasing the penalties related to employers’ Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting.
Amid this summer’s flurry of U.S. Supreme Court rulings, the nation’s highest Court has essentially decided the fate of Obamacare.