From policy reminders to breaking news on the federal and state level, we keep our clients and partners updated on the topics that matter in healthcare, wellness and employee benefits.
Health Care Reform
On Nov. 2, 2017, the IRS released new FAQs on their website and a sample ESRP notification letter (Letter 226J) with corresponding webpage. On the sample letter and website, the IRS provides details regarding assessment and collection of ESRPs for the 2015…Read More »
On Oct. 27, 2017, in conjunction with the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019, CMS published its draft 2019 actuarial value (AV) calculator and methodology. The AV calculator is designed by HHS and CMS to help estimate the AV for…Read More »
On Oct. 27, 2017, CMS proposed standards for issuers and exchanges for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2019. The rules are intended to increase flexibility in the individual market, improve program integrity and reduce regulatory burdens associated with the…Read More »
In the recently released proposed rules regarding benefit and payment parameters for 2019, CMS proposed new rules pertaining to the implementation of the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) exchanges. Under the proposed rules, which the federally facilitated SHOPs and state-based SHOPs…Read More »