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Home Care Agencies Sued For Illegal Use Of Captive Insurance Company
Class action attorneys recently filed a first-of-its-kind class action against Edison Home Health Care and Preferred Home Care of New York alleging that the home care agencies used a "captive" insurance company...
United States
17 Dec 2018
Watch Out For IRS Letters: IRS Begins Enforcing Employer Mandate
The IRS has recently begun enforcing the "employer shared responsibility" (ESR) provisions of the Affordable Care Act (the "Act"), which require employers having 50 or more full-time employees ...
United States
11 Dec 2017
Form M-1 Filings Due March 1, 2016 For MEWAs
Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs) must file a Form M-1 annually and shortly after inception. The annual Form M-1 filing deadline for the 2015 calendar year is March 1, 2016.
United States
12 Feb 2016
ACA Reporting Delayed
On Monday, December 28, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service announced in Notice 2016-4 that employers will have additional time to file annual reports required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA").
United States
5 Jan 2016
The PACE Act – Changes To The Definition Of Small Group For Purposes Of ACA Market Reforms
Importantly, the PACE Act does not affect definitions of large and small employer for purposes of the employer mandate.
United States
29 Oct 2015
Extending Form 5500 Deadlines
On July 31, 2015, President Obama signed the "Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015" (P.L. 114-41) (the "Act").
United States
15 Sep 2015
Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Subsidies For Coverage Purchased On Federally Facilitated State Health Care Exchanges
Issue: Should subsidies for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act be available under federally-run exchanges in states that did not set up their own insurance marketplace?
United States
1 Jul 2015
EEOC Issues Proposed Wellness Program Amendments To ADA Regulations
The ADA prohibits employers from making disability-related inquiries to employees or requiring employees to undergo medical examinations.
United States
27 Apr 2015
Heads Up – The ACA Employer Mandate Is Now In Effect: Beware Of Actions That Could Result In ACA Whistleblower Liability
Effective January 1, 2015, certain employers became subject to the employer mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and thus subject to liability under the ACA Employer Shared Responsibility provisions.
United States
21 Jan 2015
Federal Courts Issue Conflicting Decisions On Affordable Care Act Subsidies
Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting decisions on the availability of subsidies for health insurance purchased by individuals on federal Exchanges.
United States
29 Jul 2014
Supreme Court's Contraceptive Decision Not A One-Size-Fits-All Religious Exemption From The Affordable Care Act's Requirements
In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that closely-held, for-profit corporations have standing under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993.
United States
9 Jul 2014
Final Regulations On Affordable Care Act's Employer Mandate Issued – Part 1
Under final regulations issued by the U.S. Treasury Department on February 10, 2014, employers with at least 50 but fewer than 100 employees will not be required to comply with the employer shared responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until January 1, 2016. Employers with at least 100 employees will be required to comply with this provision beginning January 1, 2015.
United States
24 Feb 2014
Affordable Care Act Transitional Policy For Individual And Small Group Plans
On November 14, 2013, the Obama Administration announced a transitional policy, whereby insurers may, but are not required to, renew existing health plans in the individual and small-group markets in 2014, even if those plans do not meet the market reforms and plan design requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
United States
26 Nov 2013
FAQs Issued On SBC Requirement
The DOL, HHS, and the Treasury recently issued an additional guidance providing answers to frequently asked questions regarding the PPACA.
United States
10 Sep 2012
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