Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

Limited Relief for Small Employers from ACA Restrictions in 21st Century Cures Act

The 21st Century Cures Act, just signed into effect by President Obama, provides limited relief to employers who wish to pay premiums for individual health insurance policies obtained by their employees or for other qualifying medical expenses their employees may incur. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has taken the position that the Affordable Care Act …

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The Unknown Future Of The Affordable Care Act

Donald Trump’s victory to become the next president of the United States, and the Republican Party’s continued control of the United States Senate and House, will likely have a significant impact on the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). President-elect Trump (Trump) has vowed to immediately dismantle the ACA. To date, Trump has provided …

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Election 2016 Likely to Result in End of ACA as We Know It, But Employers and Plan Sponsors Should Stay Course for Now

Over the past five years or so, Republican Congressmen have repeatedly taken steps to repeal President Obama’s landmark legislative effort – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”). However, those efforts either failed to advance in Congress or were vetoed by President Obama. Tuesday’s Presidential and Congressional election, in which Donald Trump was …

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President-Elect Trump’s Impact on Affordable Care Act

For years, the Republican-controlled Congress has vowed to repeal or significantly scale back President Obama’s landmark legislation – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”). During his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would “immediately repeal and replace” the ACA upon taking office.  Assuming Trump follows through on his promise, the ACA’s days …

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Religious Freedom Regarding ACA Contraceptive Mandate Still In Limbo

On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court offered only limited guidance on the challenges to the religious “accommodation” procedure under the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) contraceptive mandate. Numerous faith-based institutions had challenged the mandate and the procedural requirements for seeking an exemption on religious grounds as violations of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) …

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Dave & Busted? Reductions in Employee Work Schedules May Not Negate Employer’s ACA Health Coverage Mandate

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers with at least 50 full-time employees (“FTEs) must generally offer qualifying health insurance to all employees who work at least 30 hours or more per week. A company that fails to satisfy this so-called “employer mandate” faces the possibility of significant penalties under the ACA. As a result, …

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Dave & Busted? Reductions in Employee Work Schedules May Not Negate Employer’s ACA Health Coverage Mandate

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers with at least 50 full-time employees (“FTEs) must generally offer qualifying health insurance to all employees who work at least 30 hours or more per week. A company that fails to satisfy this so-called “employer mandate” faces the possibility of significant penalties under the ACA. As a result, …

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Extension of 2015 Affordable Care Act Reporting Deadlines

On December 28, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2016-4 extending the deadline for information reporting requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”). The reporting requirements are intended to assist the IRS in application of ACA penalties and were two-fold: an initial disclosure to the employee and a final report to …

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False Claims Act: Do You Really Have Just 60 Days to Repay?

One of your employees informs you of a potential overpayment from Medicare. Do you really only have 60 days from that point to determine if it is indeed an overpayment and repay it? The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 requires that a person who receives an overpayment of Medicare or Medicaid funds …

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Affordable Care Act Reporting Penalties Significantly Increased

On June 29, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Trade Preferences Extension Act (the Act) into law. In addition to containing several revenue offsets, the Act significantly increased penalties for incorrect information returns, including those required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may impose penalties for both failing to file …

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