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In a recent Notice the IRS announced the adjusted percentage that will be used to determine whether employees' share of their 2020 premiums are considered affordable for purposes of the employer mandate. Applicable Large Employers, for the 2020 plan year, will need to apply the decreased threshold of 9.78% to any of three "safe harbors": •             W-2 wages •      &... Read more
On July 17, 2019 the IRS issued guidance expanding the preventive care benefits that can be provided by a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) and remain qualified for HSA eligibility. Ordinarily the HSA rules do not allow for preventive care for services or benefits intended to treat existing illnesses, injuries, or conditions. The new ruling allows for certain conditions to have coverage with no-deductible or below the HSA deductible limits. The Treasury Department and ... Read more
President Trump signed an executive order on June 24, 2019 directing federal agencies to increase healthcare price and quality transparency. The order directs the Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services to issue guidance and propose regulations that would disclose negotiated rates, cost-of-care and de-identified federal healthcare data, and to expand the availability of Health Savings Accounts.   The order includes the following five main provi... Read more
On June 13, the U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services issued a final rule allowing employees to use the dollars in employer-funded Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs, also called Health Reimbursement Accounts) to purchase individual coverage both on and off the public Marketplace (or Exchange). The rule also creates a new excepted benefit HRA (EBHRA) to enable employees to be reimbursed for excepted benefit costs. Individual Covera... Read more
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released rules requiring hospitals to post standard charges online. Previous law required that hospitals make a list of standard charges uniform and public. The guidelines have been updated, effective January 1, 2019, to specify that hospitals are required to list these charges via the Internet in a machine readable format. Additionally, hospitals must update the list at least once annually and more often if necessa... Read more
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