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Health Care Reform
The IRS released a revised version of Publication 5165, entitled “Guide for Electronically Filing Affordable Care (ACA) Information Returns for Software Developers and Transmitters,” for tax year 2018 (processing year 2019). This publication outlines the communication procedures, transmission formats, business rules and…Read More »
On Sept. 14, 2018, the IRS released Publication 5164, entitled “Test Package for Electronic Filers of Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information Returns (AIR),” for tax year 2018 (processing year 2019). The publication describes the testing procedures that must be completed by those…Read More »
On Sep. 11, 2018, CMS issued Technical Guidance 01-2018, which updated the requirements for group health plans and health insurance issuers that are subject to the HHS-administered federal external review process. As background, non-grandfathered group health plans and health insurance issuers offering…Read More »
On Sept. 10, 2018, the IRS released a draft version of the instructions for Forms 1094-B and 1095-B, which are used by insurers and small self-insured employers to report that they offered MEC . These instructions are largely unchanged from the 2017…Read More »