ACA Enrollment Opens November 1

ACA Enrollment Opens November 1

October 29, 2015 The third annual open enrollment period for Affordable Care Act insurance coverage begins November 1, continuing through January 31. The federal government and many states are launching public information campaigns Read More
How To Know If Coverage Meets ACA Requirements

How To Know If Coverage Meets ACA Requirements

October 29, 2015 Under the Affordable Care Act, employers with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees – called applicable large employers, or ALEs – are subject to the employer shared responsibility Read More
One Million May Lose Insurance Subsidies

One Million May Lose Insurance Subsidies

October 28, 2015 Well over a million low-income Americans could lose the subsidies they receive under the Affordable Care Act because they failed to file federal income tax returns, failed to include IRS Read More
Deductibles Causing Patients to Delay Care

Deductibles Causing Patients to Delay Care

October 26, 2015 Emergency room physicians say more of the patients they see have delayed seeking medical care despite having health insurance, because of high out-of-pocket expenses, high deductibles or high co-insurance. In Read More
ACA 2016 Reporting Forms and Deadlines

ACA 2016 Reporting Forms and Deadlines

October 22, 2015 The IRS reminded employers, insurance providers and other entities that provide coverage under the Affordable Care Act of their reporting obligations under the ACA and the 2016 deadlines for submitting Read More
ACA Assurance Testing System Opens Soon

ACA Assurance Testing System Opens Soon

October 21, 2015 Tax Year 2015 ACA Assurance Testing System (AATS) will open for testing in early November for Information Returns that will be processed in 2016, the IRS announced. The testing is Read More
Pennsylvania Limits Premium Hikes on ACA Plans

Pennsylvania Limits Premium Hikes on ACA Plans

October 20, 2015 Pennsylvania’s insurance regulator has rolled back the health insurance premium increases some of the state’s largest insurers had requested for plans that will be sold on its marketplace in 2016. Read More
Health Program Launched for Low-Income New Yorkers

Health Program Launched for Low-Income New Yorkers

October 19, 2015 New York State has introduced a new affordable health insurance plan designed for low-income residents who make too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to afford private Read More
Ask and Ask Again for SSNs

Ask and Ask Again for SSNs

October 16, 2015 If You Don’t Have SSNs, Keep Asking for Them Many of the forms employers will have to file with the IRS early in 2016 ask for Social Security or taxpayer Read More
HHS Aims To Sign Up 1 of 4 Uninsured in 2016

HHS Aims To Sign Up 1 of 4 Uninsured in 2016

October 15, 2015 The Department of Health and Human Services set a goal for 2016 of signing up 10 million Americans for health insurance through state and federal marketplaces established under the Affordable Read More
The ACA Is Not Harming Employment, a Fed Study Says

The ACA Is Not Harming Employment, a Fed Study Says

October 14, 2015 Contrary to predictions by critics of the Affordable Care Act prior to itsimplementation, the healthcare law has not caused employers to cut the number of their employees or reduce the Read More
Voters In Key States Want ACA to Stay

Voters In Key States Want ACA to Stay

October 12, 2015 A majority of likely voters in five key battleground states – Florida, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia – believe the Affordable Care Act is here to stay (64%) and want Read More
Many Companies Not Ready for ACA Reporting

Many Companies Not Ready for ACA Reporting

October 9, 2015 With only weeks remaining in 2015, more than half of companies responding to a recent survey say they have not made much progress toward meeting the reporting requirements of the Read More
ACA Definition of ‘Small Employer’ is Revised

ACA Definition of ‘Small Employer’ is Revised

October 6, 2015 A bill aimed at protecting employees from possible increases in healthcare insurance costs under the Affordable Care Act passed both the House of Representatives and Senate, and has been signed Read More
How Income Affects The Premium Tax Credit

How Income Affects The Premium Tax Credit

October 5, 2015 The IRS has issued advice to help individuals understand how their household income can affect the Affordable Care Act premium tax credit they may receive on health insurance policies purchased Read More

Robert Sheen Speaks to HR Executives on ACA Compliance

October 2, 2015 American employers must deal with new IRS reporting obligations and the possibility of hefty penalties because of the Affordable Care Act, Robert S. Sheen, Editor of the ACA Times and Read More
17.6 Million Have Gained Health Coverage Under the ACA

17.6 Million Have Gained Health Coverage Under the ACA

October 1, 2015 As of September 12, an estimated 17.6 million Americans have gained health insurance coverage since enrollment under the Affordable Care Act began in October of 2013, according to the Department Read More