Tag Archives: Health Insurance Exchanges

We Received an Exchange Subsidy Notice…Now What?

The Affordable Care Act exchanges/marketplaces are required to notify employers of any employees who have been determined eligible for advance payments of the premium tax credit or cost-sharing reductions (i.e., subsidy) and enrolled in a qualified health plan through the […]

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“King” of the Road

In Roger Miller’s 1964 hit by the above name, he tells the tale of “a man of means by no means,” a man just scraping to get by. While he may not have a phone, a pool, pets, or cigarettes […]

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IRS Expands Permissible Mid-Year Election Changes for Health Coverage Under Cafeteria Plans

Last Thursday, the IRS issued Notice 2014-55 (“Notice”), which expands the scope of permissible mid-year election changes under the cafeteria plan rules to allow an employee to revoke an election of employer-sponsored health coverage in the event of the employee’s […]

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Kind of Halbig Deal

You may have heard about the potentially crippling blow to ACA (as some have described) dealt by a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today in Halbig v. Burwell.  Basically, a group of individuals and employers challenged […]

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Modifying the Affordable Care Act to Make It Better

One of my law school professors and now good friends, Professor Burt Brody, has been contemplating beneficial changes to the Affordable Care Act.  I think he is on to something beneficial. Professor Brody has written an op-ed piece published in […]

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COBRA Participants: Act Quickly to Maximize Cost Savings with ACA Special Enrollment Opportunity

In a recent CMS Bulletin, the Department of Health & Human Services announced a one-time special enrollment period for individuals who are currently eligible for, or enrolled in, COBRA continuation coverage to enroll in qualified health plans in the Marketplace.  […]

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As Different as Night and…Later That Night

In one episode of Friends, Rachel, after breaking up with Ross (the paleontologist, played by David Schwimmer) started dating Russ (a periodontist, also Schwimmer).  The two Schwimmer characters, who may as well be clones but for their different spheres of […]

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Check it Out and Check it Off: 2014 Group Health Plan Checklist

This is cross-posted from our recent client alert. With 2014 just around the corner, numerous mandates under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended (“PPACA”) are about to become effective.  Below is a checklist of upcoming PPACA mandates […]

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UPDATE: Health Insurance Marketplace Notice: RELAX!…BUT DON’T PLAY DEAD

Health care reform created a new Section 18B of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to require employers to furnish notice of the coverage options available through Health Insurance Marketplace to employees. The Secretary of Labor delegated responsibility for regulations […]

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Health Insurance Marketplace Notice: RELAX!

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