The employer mandate provisions of the Affordable Care Act – better known as Obamacare – are among the more controversial parts of the legislation.
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance: Group Health Plan, Cafeteria Plan and Health FSA Nondiscrimination Theory and Practice
As applicable large employers grapple with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility (pay-or-play) rules, two questions arise with notable frequency.
A reader recently asked us to comment on a consultant’s warning against a three month look-back measurement period. We concur. Here’s why.
As we get closer to the January 1, 2015 compliance deadline for large employers under the ACA, I have been inundated with several “last-minute” compliance items that continue to puzzle employers and professionals alike.
Providers and Purchasers Should Be Aware of Health Insurers’ Efforts to Pass Through Accountable Care Act Taxes and Fees
As health insurers are beginning to operationalize the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”), they are increasingly attempting to pass new expenses, taxes and payment cuts through to contracting providers and purchasers.
It’s time to bust another ACA myth. If the employer mandate goes away, ACA requirements to report the mandated coverage offers go away too, right? Wrong.
This is the second of a three part series on the Affordable Care Act (“ACA” or “Act”), commonly known as “ObamaCare.” This post discusses the Employer Mandate, which takes effect January 1, 2015, and certain reporting requirements that will also take effect beginning in 2015.
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance: Health and Human Services (HHS) Wastes No Time Issuing Proposed Rules Modifying Minimum Value Rules
Over the last couple of months, we have followed and reported on a particular ACA compliance strategy under which an employer subject to the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility (or “pay-or-play”) rules satisfies the requirement to make an offer of coverage under a group health plan that has the look-and-feel of major medical coverage with one significant modification: the plan offers no inpatient hospital coverage or physician services.
Monday Morning Regulatory Review: POTUS Immigration Reform; Obamacare Subsidies Docket Clearing; Conflict Minerals Redux; And Drones Predux
President Obama (POTUS) finally moved last week to alter immigration policy by signing an executive order and issuing two memoranda, and amid all the political debate over the action, some legal questions need serious answers.
The U.S. House of Representatives filed its threatened lawsuit on Friday, November 21, in the D.C. federal district court. Defendants are the HHS Secretary, HHS, the Treasury Secretary and the Treasury Department.