Affordable Care Act

IRS Statement on Health Care Reporting Requirement

Nov. 20, 2017

For the upcoming 2018 filing season, the IRS‎ will not accept electronically filed tax returns where the taxpayer does not address the health coverage requirements of the  Affordable Care Act .‎  Read More

Just in Time for the Holidays: Section 4980H Penalties are Here!

Nov. 20, 2017

The IRS has started issuing notices (specifically, form Letter 226J) advising employers who receive the letter that they owe an ESRP for the 2015 tax year. Read More

Health Plan Documentation: What Employers & Producers Need to Know

Nov. 03, 2017

The DOL audit process requires employers to produce an extensive list of documentation, and that documentation must be fully compliant with applicable law. Read More

Small Group Special Open Enrollment Deadlines

Oct. 30, 2017

The 2017 California Small Group Special Open Enrollment is from November 15-December 15 for groups seeking a January 1, 2018 effective date. Read More

LAT article: Bipartisan Healthcare Deal

Oct. 17, 2017

Senators announce bipartisan healthcare deal, Trump endorses Read More

Trump Administration to Cease Making Cost-Sharing Payments, Potentially Destabilizing Health Insurance Markets

Oct. 13, 2017

Last night, the White House press secretary issued a statement that the Trump Administration would no longer make payments to insurers for the ACA’s cost-sharing reduction (CSR) program. Read More

NAHU: Statement on Today's Executive Order

Oct. 12, 2017

Earlier today, President Trump signed an  executive order  in an attempt to improve access, increase choices and lower costs for healthcare.  Read More

Major Changes coming to ACA Age Banding Structure in 2018

Oct. 09, 2017

The Department of Health and Human Services has announced that effective January 1, 2018, the ACA age band rating procedures for IFP and small group plans will change. Read More

Modern Healthcare: McConnell plans floor vote on Graham-Cassidy bill

Sep. 20, 2017

The mad dash to advance an Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill picked up even more momentum Wednesday. Read More

CAHU Update: Universal Single Payer Bill Revived and New Ballot Initiative Proposed

Aug. 29, 2017

Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, after holding SB 562 until January 2018, has just announced a series of hearings on universal single payer and healthcare delivery systems. Read More