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Final Rule on Health Care Transparency Issued

On Oct. 29, 2020, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury (Departments) issued a final rule regarding transparency in coverage that imposes new […]
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Draft Instructions for 2020 ACA Reporting Released

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released draft 2020 instructions related to forms for reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056. Draft forms for this reporting were […]
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Affordable Care Act: 2021 Compliance Checklist

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made a number of significant changes to group health plans since the law was enacted in 2010. Since that time, a number of […]
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Exchange Notice Requirement for Employers

Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, individuals and small businesses have access to insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) Health Insurance Exchanges, which are also known as Marketplaces. The […]
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Annual CHIP Notice for Health Plans

The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) permits states to offer eligible low-income children and their families a premium assistance subsidy to help pay for employer-sponsored […]
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Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to the ACA After Election Day

The Supreme Court recently announced that it will hear arguments challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Nov. 10, 2020—after Election Day. A verdict on the […]
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2021 Open Enrollment Checklist

To prepare for open enrollment, group health plan sponsors should be aware of the legal changes affecting the design and administration of their plans for plan years beginning on […]
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PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER ON PANDEMIC RELIEF

President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order and three memorandums to address pandemic relief in response to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. After negotiations for […]
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Compliance Bulletin: HHS Final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2021

On May 7, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) filed its final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2021. This final rule describes benefit and […]
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COMPLIANCE BULLETIN: HSA/HDHP LIMITS INCREASE FOR 2021

On May 20, 2020, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2020-32 to provide the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2021. The […]
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