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Check it Out and Check it Off: 2015 Group Health Plan Checklist

With 2015 just around the corner, certain mandates under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended (“ACA”) are about to become effective. Health plans also have several existing enrollment and annual notice requirements. Below is a checklist of […]

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Reminder: PCORI Fee Due by 7/31

Don’t forget to prepare to report and pay your Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute fee! The first annual payment is due July 31, 2013. The fee is based on the number of participants in your plan during the prior year. IRS […]

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Health Care Reform: Where are We Now that ACA’s Employer Mandate Has Been Delayed for One Year?

The Benefits world was rocked last week when it was announced that enforcement of the ACA employer shared responsibility penalties would be delayed for one-year. IRS Notice 2013-45, released late yesterday, July 9, officially confirmed the delay, but provided no […]

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FAQs Part XI – Exchanges, Medicare Part D, Guns, and More!

On January 24, the Departments overseeing health care reform implementation issued additional FAQs.  (Despite this being the 11th installment of FAQs, the Departments still has yet to address the most frequently asked question we receive from clients about the Affordable […]

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund Fees (“PCORI” Fees) Final Regulations Issued

Recently, the Department of Treasury issued final regulations on the fees imposed to fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (“PCORI”), a private non-profit corporation that gathers research-based information to assist patients, practitioners and policy makers in making informed health care […]

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Considering Whether to Play or Pay: Taking Into Account PPACA’s New Research Fees

Now that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (“PPACA”) has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, employers need to consider whether to “play or pay”.  Among the many […]

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IRS Releases Proposed Rules on New Comparative Effectiveness Fee for Health Plans

On April 12, the IRS released proposed regulations regarding the collection of the fee for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund (the “Fund”) under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”). The Fund will be used to pay for […]

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