Category Archives: Affordable Care Act

Supreme Court Avoids Ruling on ACA’s Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

Instead of issuing an opinion and ruling on the merits of the cases surrounding the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive coverage mandate, the U.S. Supreme Court sent seven related cases challenging said mandate back to the lower courts to be reconsidered. In all of the related cases, nonprofit religious employers challenged the self-certification requirement under […]

Departments Finalize SBC Template

Under the Affordable Care Act, group health plans, grandfathered and non-grandfathered, and health insurance issuers are required to provide a written Summary of Benefits and Coverage (“SBC”) to plan participants and beneficiaries at specified times during the enrollment process and upon request. The SBC provides a summary of what the plan covers and the cost […]

Understanding the New ACA Tax Forms

You may have already received or will soon receive a new tax form related to the health care insurance coverage you had during 2015. Much like IRS Form W-2 and Form 1099, these new forms provide information that you may need for filing your individual income tax return.  The IRS has issued three new forms […]

ACA Reporting Deadlines Delayed

On Dec. 28, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that deadlines for 2015 Section 6055 and 6056 reporting have been delayed. The new deadlines are as follows: March 31, 2016 – Deadline for furnishing Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to individuals (previous due date was Feb. 1, 2016) May 31, 2016 – Deadline for filing […]

Jan. 7, 2016 – Compliance Observer Alert – Final ACA Market Reform Rules Issued

January 7, 2016 Final ACA Market Reform Rules Issued The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes certain market reforms that apply to group health plans and health insurance issuers in the group and individual markets. On Nov. 18, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury (Departments) published final regulations […]

A Look at the Affordable Care Act: Tax Provisions

Each month AssuredPartners NL will discuss a different aspect of the Affordable Care Act. Stay tuned for more updates on the second Thursday of each month. Click here for more Affordable Care Act blogs. The Affordable Care Act reforms impact the U.S. health care system across the board, with new health care requirements and mandates, patient protections […]

A Look at the Affordable Care Act: Workplace Wellness Incentives

Each month AssuredPartners NL will discuss a different aspect of the Affordable Care Act. Stay tuned for more updates on the second Thursday of each month. Click here for more Affordable Care Act blogs. Wellness programs have many benefits – they keep employees healthy and productive, and help keep insurance costs down. With the Affordable Care Act […]

Affordable Care Act Reporting Requirements

The IRS has released final regulations on the reporting requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that take effect in 2015. These reports are intended to provide the IRS with information necessary to administer other ACA mandates. According to the IRS, the final information reporting rules are intended to be as streamlined, simple and workable […]

A Look at the Affordable Care Act: Transition Policy for Canceled Health Plans Extended

Each month AssuredPartners NL will discuss a different aspect of the Affordable Care Act. Stay tuned for more updates on the second Thursday of each month. Click here for more Affordable Care Act blogs. The Affordable Care Act legislation includes key reforms that create new health insurance coverage standards, beginning in 2014. Due to these reforms, millions […]

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