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Furnishing Deadline Delayed for 2017 ACA Reporting

Furnishing Deadline Delayed for 2017 ACA Reporting

December 26, 2017
ACA, Health & Life Insurance,

Under this notice, the 2017 deadline for furnishing forms to individuals under Section 6055 and Section 6056 was extended for 30 days.

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IRS Issues Pay or Play Enforcement Guidance

November 28, 2017
ACA, Health & Life Insurance,

The IRS issued guidance on the employer shared responsibility enforcement process.

COMPLIANCE UPDATE: 2018 Annual Limits Announced

November 01, 2017
ACA, Voluntary Benefits,

The following chart shows the HSA/HDHP limits for 2018 as compared to 2017.

President Signs Executive Order Designed to Change ACA Rules

October 13, 2017
ACA, Employee Benefits,

On Oct. 12, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order intended to change certain rules under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

House Republicans Release ACA Replacement Plan

February 27, 2017
ACA, Health & Life Insurance,

On Feb. 16, 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives issued a policy brief describing its intended approach for replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

ACA Compliance Bulletin

On Nov. 18, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2016-70 to: e xtend the due date for furnishing forms under Sections 6055 and 6056 for 2016 for 30 days, from Jan. 31, 2017, to March 2, 2017; and extend good-faith transition relief from penalties ...

Medicare Part D Notices are due by October 14, 2016

August 26, 2016
ACA, Employee Benefits,

Group health plan sponsors must provide the annual Medicare Part D creditable coverage disclosure notices to Medicare-eligible individuals before Oct. 15, 2016—the start date of the annual enrollment period for Medicare Part D. Read more to understand the requirement to provide Medicare Part D notices, including the upcoming deadline, the availability of model notices and permissible ways to deliver the notices.

2017 Open Enrollment Checklist

August 11, 2016
ACA, Employee Benefits,

To prepare for open enrollment in 2017, company’s who offer health plans to their employees should be aware of the legal changes affecting the design and administration of plans for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1. This overview also includes an open enrollment checklist for the 2017 plan year.

IRS TO ACCEPT ACA FILINGS AFTER JUNE 30 DEADLINE

July 05, 2016
ACA, Employee Benefits,

The IRS has announced that electronic ACA information returns may continue to be filed after the filing deadline, which was June 30, 2016. These returns are required under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 and 6056, which were created by the ACA.

FAQ’s on the PCORI Fees

June 07, 2016
ACA, Employee Benefits,

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires health insurance issuers and sponsors of self-insured health plans to pay Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Trust Fund fees (PCORI fees). The fees are reported and paid annually, due by July 31 of each year.

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