Compliance Recap March 2014

The regulatory agencies issued a number of documents during the month of March, as they have tried to provide needed information with respect to 2014 and 2015 obligations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Many employers will…

Compliance Recap March 2014

The regulatory agencies issued a number of documents during the month of March, as they have tried to provide needed information with respect to 2014 and 2015 obligations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Many employers will need to provide reporting on the coverage they offer during the 2015 calendar year; the IRS has now issued final …

February Compliance Recap

February brought two significant final regulations that affect an employer’s compliance obligations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The first, on the employer-shared responsibility (“play or pay”) requirements, delays this requirement for many employers with 50 to 99 employees and includes a number of clarifications from the rules described in the proposed regulation. The second, on eligibility waiting period requirements, is very similar to the proposed rule.

February Compliance Recap

February brought two significant final regulations that affect an employer’s compliance obligations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The first, on the employer-shared responsibility (“play or pay”) requirements, delays this requirement for many employers with 50 to 99 employees and includes a number of clarifications from the rules described in the proposed regulation. The second, on eligibility …

Employer Shared Responsibility (“Play or Pay”) Regulations

The U.S. Treasury Department released the final regulations implementing the employer shared responsibility penalty provisions of the 2010 health care reform law on February 10, 2014. In many ways, the final regulations resemble the proposed regulation…

Employer Shared Responsibility ("Play or Pay") Regulations

The U.S. Treasury Department released the final regulations implementing the employer shared responsibility penalty provisions of the 2010 health care reform law on February 10, 2014. In many ways, the final regulations resemble the proposed regulations issued over a year ago, but there are several – mostly welcome – changes and transition provisions for employers. Source: Beneflex Compliance Alerts

January Compliance Recap

Coverage first became available through the health marketplaces/exchanges on January 1, 2014, with a number of temporary provisions in effect to address some of the technical problems experienced in many of the marketplaces. Perhaps as a result of the …

January Compliance Recap

Coverage first became available through the health marketplaces/exchanges on January 1, 2014, with a number of temporary provisions in effect to address some of the technical problems experienced in many of the marketplaces. Perhaps as a result of the government’s focus on launching the marketplaces, there was not very much released during January that affects employer’s compliance efforts. Source: Beneflex …

December Compliance Recap

December usually brings a number of releases from the regulatory agencies and 2013 has carried on that tradition.

December Compliance Recap

December usually brings a number of releases from the regulatory agencies and 2013 has carried on that tradition. Source: Beneflex Compliance Alerts