Health Care Reform

Health care reform is complicated. Our resources help employers stay informed and manage changes in benefits compliance and labor laws.

Final Rule on Short-Term Limited-Duration Insurance

Short-term, limited-duration insurance is a type of health insurance coverage designed to fill temporary gaps in coverage when an individual is transitioning from one plan or coverage to another plan or coverage.

Court Modifies Order Regarding EEOC Wellness Rules

In January 2018, the EEOC asked the court to reconsider the portion of the court’s order that required the EEOC to issue new proposed rules by August 31, 2018.

2018 IRS Reportin Tip 1 - Reporting Offers of COBRA Coverage

Under the ACA, applicable large employers are required to offer health benefits to their full-time employees and report on the health coverage they offer.

Federal Tax Credit for Employer-Provided Paid Family and Medical Leave

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes a new federal tax credit for employers that provide paid family and medical leave to their employees.

Business Deduction Elimnation for Mass Transit and Parking Benefits

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminates the business deduction for qualified mass transit and parking benefits starting in 2018.

Contraception Mandate Rolled Back for Employers

Interim Final Rules were released and became effective on October 6, 2017, allowing a greater number of employers to opt out of providing contraception to employees at no cost through their employer-sponsored health plan.

Compliance Recap - November 2017

November was a busy month in the employee benefits world.

President Trump Ends ACA CSRs

On the evening of October 12, 2017, President Trump announced that cost sharing reductions for low income Americans in relation to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) would be stopped.

October 2017 Executive Order on Healthcare

The order directs various federal agencies to explore options relating to association health plans, short term limited-duration coverage, and health reimbursement arrangements, within the next 60 to 120 days.

IRS Releases Final forms and Instructions for 2017 ACA Reporting

Reporting is required by employers with 50 or more full-time (or full-time equivalent) employees, insurers, or sponsors of self-funded health plans, on health coverage that is offered.