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ACA Guide 2013: End-of-the-Year Checklist

Jan. 08, 2014


Companion Guide available to download. Read More

ACA: 2013 Compliance Bulletin Compilation

Dec. 31, 2013


Printable PDF Compilation of all issued ACA Guidance Papers of 2013 (100 pp) Read More

ACA Guide 11-15-13: Transition Relief

Nov. 15, 2013


Health insurance carriers are terminating or cancelling coverage because it would not comply with certain market reforms that are scheduled to take effect for plan or policy years starting on or after January 1, 2014, such as the new modified community rating and essential health benefits package standards. Read More

ACA Guide 2013: Compliance Bulletin Compilation 2013

Oct. 21, 2013


Under the ACA, insurance companies are required to accept all individuals who apply for coverage beginning in 2014. Read More

ACA Guide 9-12-13: Medicare Part D: Reminder to Distribute Creditable Coverage Notice

Sep. 16, 2013


Employers who sponsor a group health plan with prescription drug benefits are required to notify their Medicare-eligible participants and beneficiaries whether the prescription drug coverage offered under their plan constitutes “creditable” or “non-creditable” coverage. Read More

ACA Guide 9-12-13: Health Reform: Exchange Notice Penalty

Sep. 12, 2013


There have been many questions regarding whether employers can be penalized for failing to provide employees with the Exchange Notice, due by October 1, 2013. Read More

ACA Guide 9-5-13: Same-Sex Spouses: Updated FMLA and Tax Guidance

Sep. 10, 2013


In June 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional. Read More

ACA Guide 8-26-13: Out-Of-Pocket Maximums: Confusion Over Delay

Sep. 04, 2013


Recently, the media announced a delay in the Affordable Care Act out-of-pocket maximum requirement scheduled to be effective for plan years beginning in 2014. Read More

ACA Guide 6-5-13: Affordability and Minimum Value

Jul. 12, 2013


In order to receive a subsidy in the Health Insurance Marketplace (formerly referred to as the Exchange), generally an individual must not be eligible for affordable coverage under an eligible employer sponsored plan that provides minimum value. Read More

ACA Guide 7-8-13: Employer Penalties Delayed

Jul. 08, 2013


The Treasury Department announced on July 2, 2013 that the Obama Administration will provide an additional year before the mandatory employer and insurer reporting requirements under the  Affordable Care Act begin. Read More