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Health Care Reform
The IRS recently released Publication 5208, which is directed at applicable large employers (those subject to the ACA's employer mandate, also known as the "employer shared responsibility payment"). Specifically, the one-page document provides: Step-by-step instructions employers may use to determine whether they’re…Read More »
On April 27, 2018, the IRS published Notice 2018-27, which provides relief for certain small employers that wish to claim the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit (the Credit) for 2017 and later years. As background, the Credit was created by the…Read More »
On May 3, the DOL, IRS and HHS (the Departments) issued final regulations related to ACA-mandated coverage for emergency services. As a reminder, the ACA places certain requirements on non-grandfathered group health plans that cover services received in an emergency department. The…Read More »
On May 1, 2018, the Congressional Research Service (CSR) published a report entitled “Federal Requirements on Private Health Insurance Plans.” The report details the federal requirements that apply to private individual, small group and large group health insurance plans and also self-insured…Read More »