Entries for 'health care reform'

The Affordable Care Act established the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to explore the effectiveness, risks and benefits of medical treatments. The fees are to be collected for plan years and policy years that end after September 30, 2012, and before October 1, 2019.  All non-excepted employer sponsored health plans need to pay PCORI Fees by July 31st.  If the plan is fully insured, the carrier is responsible for paying the fee. If the pla... Read more
In a first step toward repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) May 4, 2017.  On Thursday, June 22, 2017 Republican Senate leadership released a discussion draft bill, “Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017”. To date the Senate has not been able to pass a  health care bill or a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act without replacing it. Unt... Read more
In recent guidance provided by the IRS and the Department of Labor, questions have been brought to light on 2 related issues: how Section 125 cafeteria plan Flex Credits and how Cash-in-Lieu of Benefits may affect the calculation of “affordable” health coverage when employers (who are subject to the Employer Mandate) report to each full time employee and the IRS. A “Flex Credit” is an employer contribution in a cafeteria plan that the employe... Read more
Business Benefits' president, Jim Beatrice, is interviewed by the Cincinnati Enquirer's Lisa Bernard-Kuhn as they address how Businesses tackle the Obamacare equation.  Read more
The model notice that employers are required to provide to their employees explaining the existence of the public exchange, or marketplace, by October 1, 2013, makes mention of some of the confusing issues likely to arise around the issue of “affordable” health insurance premiums. Employers subject to the “pay or play” mandate in 2014 can avoid a penalty when employees purchase tax subsidized coverage through the government exchange, if that... Read more
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