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Two PPACA Taxes Might Get the Ax | Employee Benefits Advisor

By Jennifer Kupper, In-house Counsel for iaCONSULTING, a UBA Partner Firm Section 9010 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) imposes a fee on each covered entity engaged in the business of providing health insurance for United States health risks. This is known as the Health Insurance Providers (HIP) fee or the Health … Continued

Subsidy ruling could further delay employer mandate

Two court rulings issued this week taking opposing views on the legality of subsidies granted to individuals who enroll in the public health care exchanges have the potential to further delay the employer mandate, say some legal experts. Read More (Source: Andrea Davis, Employee Benefit News)

Employers won’t feel immediate sting from federal court ACA subsidy ruling

In another blow to President Barack Obama’s signature legislation, a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the plaintiff, declaring the law’s premium subsidies are invalid in more than two dozen states due to the law’s specific language. Read More (Source: Nick Otto & Gillian Roberts, Employee Benefit News)

Employers Need to Prepare for Play or Pay Requirements

Depending on the size of your company, you may have to comply to play or pay requirements in 2015. See what requirements you need and if you expect to pay a penalty in 2015.

Compliance Recap for April 2014

Check out the latest compliance including newly released minimums and maximums for health savings accounts.

DOL Increases Audits to Enforce ACA Compliance

Employers subject to COBRA can also be subject to a DOL audit of the documents, procedures and processes related to those benefits. As the DOL increases their quota for audits, employers prepare for the daunting task. Read full article here…

Most newly insured Americans covered by employers, study finds

More than 9 million Americans obtained health insurance between September and mid-March, but most did so through employer-sponsored plans rather than through HealthCare.gov or the state exchanges, a survey by the RAND American Life Panel found.

The fast-fading days of retiree health coverage

The number of companies offering coverage of any type to retirees has dwindled, from 66 percent in 1988 to 28 percent last year.

How to Survive a DOL Audit

Whatever process an employer chooses to follow in order to prepare for the on-site investigation, preparation, organization, and accessibility of information are critical to an efficient audit. Here are some key steps in how to make what is scheduled to be a multi-day audit into an audit that can be wrapped up in a matter of hours.

Bill bumping ACA to 40-hour work week passes House

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation that would modify the Affordable Care Act’s definition of a full-time employee from one who works 30-hours a week to one who works 40-hours a week.