Early Filers Can Keep Subsidy Overpayments

February 27, 2015 The approximately 50,000 Americans who have filed tax returns using incorrect government-supplied data for their Affordable Care Act premium tax credit do not have to file amended returns, the Treasury Read More

HHS Has No Plan B for ‘King’ Decision

February 26, 2015 The Administration has no backup plan if the Supreme Court rules against it in the King v. Burwell case that challenges a key part of the Affordable Care Act, the Read More

Over 4 Million Re-Enrolled, HHS Reports

February 25, 2015 A total of 4.17 million consumers re-enrolled for health insurance during the open enrollment periods from Nov. 15, 2014 to Feb. 15, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services Read More

Week 14 Snapshot: 40,000 More Selected Plans

February 25, 2015 Although the open enrolment period ended Feb. 15, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continued to accept applications between Feb. 16 and Feb. 22 from consumers who had Read More

Rate of Uninsured Fell to 13.8%, Gallup Says

February 24, 2015 Nationwide, the rate of those without health insurance dropped 3.5 percentage points during 2014, from 17.3% to 13.8%, according to the Gallup Poll. That is the lowest annualized rate Gallup Read More

CMS Opens Extra ACA Enrollment Period

February 24, 2015 Many consumers who have not signed up for health insurance the Affordable Care Act will have another chance to do so, thanks to a special March 15-April 30 enrollment period Read More

800,000 Get Wrong ACA Tax Information

February 23, 2015 About 800,000 taxpayers who obtained Affordable Care Act health insurance policies through the Healthcare.gov marketplace were sent incorrect tax information by the government, and have been urged to delay filing Read More

IRS Releases Temporary Proposed Rules for Insurers

February 23, 2015  The Internal Revenue released temporary and proposed regulations aimed at clarifying which entities are excluded from being “covered entities” under Section 10 the Act. Covered entities are subject to an Read More

IRS Publishes Final Forms for ACA Reporting

February 19, 2015 By Joanna Kim, Executive Editor The Internal Revenue Service has published final versions of the forms and instructions that employers and insurers must use to meet their Affordable Care Act Read More

IRS Offers Transition Relief for ACA Tax Penalties

February 18, 2015 The Internal Revenue Service issued a notice that small businesses may be eligible during a transition period for relief from potential tax penalties related to the Affordable Care Act. The Read More

Open Enrollment Ends: 11.4 Million Signed Up

February 18, 2015 When the Affordable Care Act open enrolment ended Feb. 15, about 11.4 million consumers had selected health insurance plans or were automatically re-enrolled through HealthCare.gov or state-based marketplaces, the Department Read More

Article: ‘Standing’ Could Halt King v. Burwell Case

February 17, 2015 King v. Burwell, the lawsuit challenging a key part of the Affordable Care Act that is now before the Supreme Court, could be dismissed a technicality, says ACA Times Editor-in-Chief Read More

New ACA Program Rewards Value of Care, not Volume

February 13, 2015 Doctors treating cancer patients will be paid based on the value of the care they deliver rather than the volume of services they provide, under a new Affordable Care Act Read More

Week 12 ACA Snapshot: 275,000 Sign Up, 7.7 Million Enrolled

February 11, 2015 With just four days until Affordable Care Act enrolment closes, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reported on Feb. 11 that 275,676 consumers selected plans on the federal Read More

A Closer Look at the “Hire More Heroes” Bill

February 10, 2015 By Robert S. Sheen, Editor-in-Chief Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has introduced the “Hire More Heroes Act,” with the goal of providing an additional incentive for employers to hire military veterans. Read More

Average ACA Tax Credit for 6.5 Million is $268

February 9, 2015 Almost 6.5 million individuals in the 37 states using the HealthCare.gov platform will qualify for an average of $268 per person per month in advanced premium tax credits, according to Read More

Republicans Unveil Alternative to ACA

February 5, 2015 Republican members of the House and Senate unveiled a proposed alternative to theAffordable Care Act. It would eliminate the individual and employer mandate, provide a tax credit to help offset Read More

Week 11 Snapshot: Almost 180,000 Select Plans, 7.47 Million Enrolled

February 4, 2015 With the Act deadline nearing, 179,710 consumers selected the federal exchange during the 11th open , the Department and Human Services (HHS) reported Feb. 4. Total signups since began Nov. Read More

Congressman Seeks Answers on Healthcare.gov Privacy

February 3, 2015 Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has written to three senior Administration officials, asking them to explain how Act data gathered by the federal website is with private companies such as Google, Twitter, Read More

HHS: $400Billion Savings in 2016 Budget

February 2, 2015 To help cover Affordable Care Act costs, the 2016 budget proposal submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services for the fiscal year 2016 would reduce Medicare spending by Read More

4.5 Million Millennials Have Gained Health Coverage

February 2, 2015 About 4.5 million more young adults are covered by health insurance now than in 2009 because the Affordable Care Act, according to a White House report. In 2009 nearly a Read More