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IRS Pressing Forward with ACA Penalties

Yesterday, the IRS reiterated that employers violating the ACA can expect penalty letters in late 2017 and also updated that portion of its website dedicated to the Employers’ ACA obligations here. The update explains the form of notices employers can expect to receive as a result of IRS penalties pursuant to the ACA. Those notices … Continue Reading

More ACA: President Trump’s Termination of Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments

Late Thursday evening after President Trump issued an Executive Order earlier in the day directing various administrative agencies to take suggested actions for the hope of reducing the cost of health insurance, discussed here, the Trump Administration announced it would terminate cost-sharing reduction (“CSR”) payments based upon guidance to the Administration by the Department of … Continue Reading

Can the President Nullify the Affordable Care Act by Issuing Executive Orders?

President Trump issued an Executive Order yesterday which purports to suggest three avenues for offering health insurance at a decreased cost to small employers and consumers for the overall goal of reducing healthcare costs on the grounds that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has limited consumer choice resulting in an increase in healthcare insurance cost. … Continue Reading

Something good for employers in the American Health Care Act

The Affordable Care Act’s current proposed replacement does not include an employer mandate and abolishing the employer mandate is a good thing proposed in the American Health Care Act and the Patient Freedom Act before it.  Employers are not in the business of health insurance and, to some, having to offer health insurance coverage hinders … Continue Reading

President Trump’s First Official Action regarding the Affordable Care Act

President Trump issued the “Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal” on January 20, 2017, one of his very first actions upon taking the oath of office.  The Executive Order directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and “heads of all other executive departments … Continue Reading

Thinking of Rolling the Dice? Think Again: PPACA Employer Mandate Penalties Have Increased

During 2015, employers with an aggregate number of full-time and full-time equivalent employees between 50 and 99 have enjoyed a reprieve from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) Employer Mandate.  Although these employers qualify as Applicable Large Employers (“ALE’s”) under the ACA – and therefore must offer their full-time employees affordable, minimum value … Continue Reading

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds IRS PPACA Rule Regarding Subsidies

In a 6-3 ruling issued June 25th, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered its opinion in the case of King v. Burwell (slip op. June 25, 2015).  In this case, the Court was asked to interpret language contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“PPACA”) that authorizes individuals who purchase health insurance … Continue Reading