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Affordable Care Act Ruled Unconstitutional – But the Law Stands for Now

On Friday, December 14, 2018, a federal judge ruled that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. Last year, a change in the federal tax law eliminated or zeroed out the...

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Deadline Delayed for 2018 ACA Reporting

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2018-94 on November 29, 2019. This notice extends certain due dates for ACA reporting and extends a good-faith transition relief from penalties.

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Did You Get the IRS Letter 226-J? Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that applicable large employers (ALEs) must offer their full-time employees affordable, minimum value health coverage or be penalized. This mandate is also...

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Republicans End Attempts to Repeal and Replace ACA

The Republican party has indicated that they will no longer attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They lost control of the U.S. House of Representatives to the Democrats...

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IRS Adjusted PCORI Fee Amount for 2018

The PCORI fee is an Affordable Care Act fee that funds comparative effectiveness research. It is applicable to both self-insured employers and health insurance carriers.

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Final Forms for 2018 ACA Reporting

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the final forms and instructions for 2018 reporting under Sections 6055 and 6056.

Download 2019 ACA Compliance Checklist

With 2019 just around the corner, public sector organizations with group health plans should be aware of changes to Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements that take effect in 2019.

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Trump Proposes Rule to Expand HRA Use

In a move to expand health care choices and lower costs for consumers, along with reducing administrative burdens for small employers, President Trump has proposed a rule to expand the use of...

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Minnesota Schools: Are you ready for HITA?

If you’re a school district in Minnesota, you might be getting ready to fulfill your Health Insurance Transparency and Accountability (HITA) statutory requirement. Not sure where to begin? Here’s...

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Final Rule Released for Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance

The Trump administration released the final rule and fact sheet regarding short-term limited duration insurance (STLDI). This final rule is effective and applicable 60 days after publication in...