Federal Tax Returns And The Affordable Care Act: Understanding Your Electronic Filing Options

Federal Tax Returns And The Affordable Care Act: Understanding Your Electronic Filing Options

Feb 26 As we enter the middle of tax season, it’s important to note that the Affordable Care Act may have an impact on the filing of your tax return (click here for more Read More
The Elements of AIR and FIRE

The Elements of AIR and FIRE

Feb 26 For Affordable Care Act reporting to the IRS, the process is separate from traditional data reporting. AIR, or the Affordable Care Act Information Return System was designed by the government Read More
Six States Sue over ACA Fees

Six States Sue over ACA Fees

Feb 25 Six states have filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to strike down regulations that require states to cover the costs of the Health Insurance Providers Fee imposed on their Read More
Do You Qualify for the SHOP Tax Credit?

Do You Qualify for the SHOP Tax Credit?

Feb 25 Small employers who enroll in SHOP (Small Business Health Options Program) health insurance coverage for their employees may be eligible for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit, which is Read More
What to Do with Your Form 1095-B

What to Do with Your Form 1095-B

Feb 24 The IRS has issued a detailed explanation for taxpayers of Form 1095-B, as part of its series of tutorials on the forms that provide information about the information forms related Read More
Sen. Vitter Asks How Congress is a Small Business

Sen. Vitter Asks How Congress is a Small Business

Feb 23 Sen. David Vitter has demanded that the IRS explain why Congress, with more than 12,000 employees and dependents, is classified as a “small business” for purposes of the Affordable Care Read More
Appeals Court Upholds ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Appeals Court Upholds ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Feb 22 A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled that four Catholic organizations were not “substantially burdened” by the procedure which allows religiously affiliated nonprofit Read More
Wyoming’s Governor Loses on Medicaid Expansion

Wyoming’s Governor Loses on Medicaid Expansion

Feb 22 Despite vocal support by Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, a Republican, the State Senate rejected a proposal to expand Medicaid. The vote means Wyoming will not receive $268 million in federal Read More
Reminder and How-To on Shared Responsibility Payments

Reminder and How-To on Shared Responsibility Payments

Feb 18 The IRS issued a reminder that the Affordable Care Act requires individuals to have qualifying health care coverage, qualify for an exemption, or make a “shared responsibility payment” when filing their Read More
“Cadillac Tax” Will Lower Premiums, CBO Says

“Cadillac Tax” Will Lower Premiums, CBO Says

Feb 16 The so-called “Cadillac Tax” on high-cost employer-based health insurance plans that will be imposed starting in 2020 will result lower premium costs for the affected employees, and billions in additional Read More
Reporting Health Coverage on Tax Forms

Reporting Health Coverage on Tax Forms

Feb 15 While most taxpayers will simply need to check a box on their tax returns to indicate they had health coverage for all of 2015, the IRS points out that there Read More
Former Governor Hopes to Save Kentucky’s Exchange

Former Governor Hopes to Save Kentucky’s Exchange

Feb 12 Kentucky’s previous governor, Democrat Steve Beshear, has launched a statewide petition drive aimed at saving KYNECT, the state exchange implemented during his term, along with the state’s adoption of Medicaid Read More
Health and Health Coverage in the South

Health and Health Coverage in the South

Feb 10 Despite high rates of chronic disease and poor health outcomes in the American south region, only seven of the 17 states in the region have adopted the Medicaid expansion made Read More
Number of Insured Americans Continues to Rise

Number of Insured Americans Continues to Rise

Feb 9 Eight states showed “statistically significant” improvements during 2015 in the percentages of their working-age populations that have health insurance, according to a federal study. The states were Arizona, California, Colorado, Read More
Coverage Differences at Large and Small Companies

Coverage Differences at Large and Small Companies

Feb 8 In 2006, the percentage of employees with ded Despite the changes in the health insurance market resulting from the Affordable cost_of_careCare Act, large differences remain in the insurance coverage offered Read More
The Rise of High-Deductible Insurance

The Rise of High-Deductible Insurance

Feb 5 Many Americans signing up for new health care policies are receiving an unwelcome surprise: higher deductibles. Insurance plans, whether obtained through an employer or purchased individually via Affordable Care Act Read More
12.7 Million Select Plans During Open Enrollment

12.7 Million Select Plans During Open Enrollment

Feb 3 About 12.7 million consumers selected health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplaces during the 13 weeks of Open Enrollment, the Department of Health and Human Services announced. Of the Read More
New Health Care Information Forms

New Health Care Information Forms

Feb 2 Individuals may receive forms in the next few months which provide information about health care coverage they were offered during 2015. The forms are for use by these individuals when Read More
Prescription Drug Prices On California Ballot

Prescription Drug Prices On California Ballot

Feb 1 California voters this November will have the opportunity to decide whether the state should control the cost of prescription drugs. The ballot proposition would require the state to negotiate prices Read More