Senate Bill Would Repeal Medical Device Tax

January 15, 2015 Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), Chairman the Senate Finance , introduced a bipartisan bill to repeal the 2.3% medical device enacted as the Act. Five Democrats and four Republicans signed Read More

In Brief: ACA Tax Planning

January 13, 2015 With the start of 2015, it’s not too early for individuals and companies to think about tax planning. Following are some Affordable Care Act-related issues you may want to consider. Read More

House Bill Exempts Volunteer Firefighters

January 12, 2015 The House Representatives passed a bill that would exempt volunteer firefighters and other emergency responder’s from being counted as full-time employees under the Affordable Care Act. We’re committed to helping Read More

House Passes Bill Easing Employer Mandate

January 8, 2015 The House Representatives, ignoring a veto threat from President Barack Obama, passed a bill Thursday that would ease the requirement under the Act for to provide  to their workers. The measure, Read More

How The ACA Can Affect M&A Deals

January 6, 2015 Compliance with Act requirements is an issue for all companies, but it can literally be a deal-breaker when one company is thinking about acquiring another one. Robert L. Jensen, the Read More

California Requires Insurers To Have Sufficient Providers

January 6, 2015 California’s Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued an emergency regulation to establish stronger requirements for health insurers to maintain sufficient medical provider networks to provide timely access to medical care. CommissionerJones Read More

Changes Proposed to Summary of Benefits

December 29, 2014 Federal regulators have issued regulations that propose changes to the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) that would be effective for plans beginning on or after September 1, 2015. The Read More

IRS Eases Rules on Hardship Exemptions

November 22, 2014 The IRS announced yesterday (Nov. 21, 2014) that it has made it easier for those subject to the Act to qualify for an exemption from the rule requiring that an Read More

House Republicans Sue Administration on ACA

November 22, 2014 Republican members the House Representatives announced Friday, Nov. 21st, that they have filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration’s “unilateral actions” implementing the Act. The lawsuit says the administration unlawfully Read More

Administration Predicts Lower ACA Enrollment

November 11, 2014 Obama administration officials say the number of Americans who will gain health coverage during 2015 through Affordable Care Act marketplaces will be about 30% lower than earlier estimates. Health and Read More

Feds Close “Skinny” Health Plan Loophole

November 6, 2014 Employer’s won’t be able to use so-called “skinny” health plans to meet coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act, according to a notice issued Nov. 4 by the Internal Revenue Read More