U.S. Senate Health Committee Works to Reach Consensus With Healthcare Hearings Over

U.S. Senate Health Committee Works to Reach Consensus With Healthcare Hearings Over

September 18, 2017 Can they reach a bipartisan consensus on fixing healthcare? That’s the question now that the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has completed its hearings on stabilizing Read More
ACA Retaliation Claims: The Final Verdict Comes From OSHA

ACA Retaliation Claims: The Final Verdict Comes From OSHA

November 14, 2016 Under the Affordable Care Act, employees unable to afford the minimum essential coverage from employers are possibly eligible for Premium Tax Credits from the Health Insurance Marketplace to assist in Read More
The IRS Can’t Phone Home

The IRS Can’t Phone Home

July 5, 2016 For those thinking that the IRS may come a’calling, that won’t be happening anymore…at least when it comes to initial contact. In a memo dated May 20, 2016, phone calls Read More
The ACA: A Gift And A Curse For Uber

The ACA: A Gift And A Curse For Uber

May 11, 2016 In the often-oversimplified world of contractor-based employment, the Affordable Care Act is a blessing in disguise: “employees” can readily obtain health care with the financial burden falling off the “employer.” Read More
Is Individual Shared Responsibility Your Responsibility?

Is Individual Shared Responsibility Your Responsibility?

May 8, 2016 Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the goal in mind is to ensure that every American has received or has been given access to adequate health coverage. While Read More
2016 Massachusetts Insurance Mandate Penalties

2016 Massachusetts Insurance Mandate Penalties

January 25, 2016 Massachusetts residents who fail to comply with the state’s mandatory health insurance requirement – widely regarded as a model for the Affordable Care Act – may be subject to penalties Read More
Contraception Back Before Supreme Court

Contraception Back Before Supreme Court

November 9, 2015 At the request the Obama administration, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case centered on religious freedom and access to contraception under the Act. The court will hear Read More
Mid-Size Companies Must Offer Coverage in 2016

Mid-Size Companies Must Offer Coverage in 2016

November 2, 2015 Employers with 50 to 99 full-time workers, or full-time equivalents, will be required to offer Affordable Care Act-compliant health insurance in 2016. Companies with 100 or more employees (or FTEs), Read More
ACA Automatic Enrollment Repealed

ACA Automatic Enrollment Repealed

November 2, 2015 The “automatic enrollment” provision of the Affordable Care Act, never enforced, has been repealed under the budget deal hammered out between Congress and the White House and signed into law 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
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
IRS Asks For Comments on New “Cadillac Tax” Rules

IRS Asks For Comments on New “Cadillac Tax” Rules

August 12, 2015 The Internal Revenue Service has identified additional issues under Code Section 4980I, commonly known as the “Cadillac Plan” excise tax, and is proposing new regulations to deal with them. The Read More