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As reported by National Association of Health Underwriters, Congress has voted to fully repeal the Cadillac (excise) Tax and the Health Insurance Tax. The legislation fully repeals the Cadillac Tax and repeals the HIT effective January 1, 2021, which means the HIT will still be in place for 2020. According to the Congressional Budget Office, repealing the Cadillac Tax will save consumers $197 billion, and the HIT repeal will save consumers $150 billion! Busines... Read more
Forms 1094/1095-B (B Forms) and Forms 1094/1095-C (C Forms), and related instructions, for the 2019 tax year have been released and are provided below. Employers Subject to Reporting Applicable large employers (ALEs), who are in general, entities that employed 50 or more full-time and full-time-equivalent employees in 2018, are required to report information about the health coverage they offered or did not offer to employees for 2019. To meet this reporting... Read more
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
Once again (in Notice 2018-94) the IRS has extended the deadline for furnishing Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to individuals from January 31 to March 4, 2019.  The notice does not extend the due date for filing Forms 1094-B and 1094-C (and accompanying Form 1095s) with the IRS. Accordingly, the deadline remains February 28, 2019, for paper filings, and April 1, 2019, for electronic filings.  The electronic filing of  information returns (Forms 1094/1095) f... Read more
On June 19th, 2018, the Department of Labor released final rules allowing for expanded availability of Association Health Plans (AHPs), typically for small employers.  The rule establishes a broader definition of eligible employers that can join an association to be under a single group health plan.  Allowing for small employers, including those that are self-employed, to come together based on geography or industry to gain access to healthcare coverage similar... Read more
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