This summer we wrote about an impending issue under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) for colleges and universities wishing to provide graduate student employees with a stipend or reimbursement to defray the cost of medical coverage under a student health plan.
January 1st is Quickly Approaching – Have You Reviewed Your Health Plan for Section 1557 Compliance?
Earlier this year the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) finalized regulations that implement Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (“Section 1557”).
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) moved to the forefront of anti-discrimination measures when it released a final rule, titled “Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities” (Final Rule), implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in certain health programs and activities.
Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits any health program or activity that receives federal funding (currently limited to federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)) from discriminating against an individual on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
October 16 Deadlines Quickly Approaching for the ACA’s Nondiscrimination Requirements: Are You Ready?
By October 16, 2016, all health programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), those administered by HHS, and Health Insurance Marketplaces (Covered Entities), must be in compliance with the final pieces of the final rule issued by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued May 18, 2016, implementing section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.
ACA Reporting On Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, AIRTN500 Error Messages, and Incorrect and Missing Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TINs)—What’s an Employer to Do?
Employer-sponsored group health plans and health insurance issuers (or carriers) are subject to information reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the obligation to report taxpayer identification numbers (TINs) of covered employees and their spouses and dependents.
As employers prepare the Affordable Care Act information reporting filings for the 2016 year that will be due in 2017 (notably the 1094/1095 B&C), the good faith standard of compliance, and the potential for inaccuracies, is no longer available.
CMS has proposed its annual Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters, which would apply to participation in Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplaces for 2018.
As the summer season winds down, so do public agency departments that hire seasonal workers to staff summer camps, pools, extended park and recreation hours, and a myriad of season-specific facilities and activities.
Legal challenges to controversial provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continue to work their way though the courts.