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Health Care Reform
CMS & IRS Release New Guidance that Would Make It Easier for States to Obtain ACA Waivers
On Oct. 24, 2018, HHS and the IRS jointly released guidance on the use of innovation waivers under the ACA which replaces previous guidance issued on Dec. 16, 2015 (80 FR 78131). As background, the ACA allows states to apply for an…Read More »
Non-grandfathered health plans must provide coverage for certain recommended preventive care services with no cost sharing applied to participants. The recommendations are issued by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the CDC,…Read More »
The IRS recently released final Forms 1094 and 1095 (B and C) and instructions related to IRC Sections 6055 and 6056 reporting. The 2018 forms and instructions appear to have no substantial changes from the 2017 versions. As a reminder, Forms 1094-B…Read More »
IRS Releases Updated ACA Information Returns (AIR) Submission Composition and Reference Guide
The IRS has released the latest version of Publication 5258: “ACA Information Returns (AIR) Submission Composition and Reference Guide.” The guide has been updated for use in 2019. This publication is meant to assist various entities with electronic information return (AIR) submissions…Read More »