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Here are the Blogs in the Health Care Reform - ACA category.
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Monday, 20 November 2017
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While President Trump continues to try and unwind parts of the Affordable Care Act, the IRS is starting to chase down companies failing to offer affordable coverage to their employees. Beginning with companies over 100 employees the IRS is asking for proof these companies are providing qualified and ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/20/2017 8:18 AM by David Moore
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Thursday, 13 April 2017
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We are getting a lot of questions about the end of Obamacare and “when will my premiums go down?” There have been many changes to our individual and small group health insurance plans over the past five years. The Trump administration has spoken loud and clear that they want to do away with Obamacare, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2017 2:48 PM by David Moore
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Monday, 20 February 2017
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There is so much talk about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the fear this kind of broad sweeping statement makes. Yes, there are major problems and coverage is now unaffordable unless you get substantial subsidies from the Government. It’s important to note that there are some ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/20/2017 11:41 AM by David Moore
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Tuesday, 31 January 2017
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While the specific details of what the replacement program for the ACA will look like, there are several ideas you will find very interesting. This is a detailed white paper from Milliman that looks at several important issues that will affect healthcare going forward. These include; continuous ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/31/2017 11:06 AM by David Moore
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Tuesday, 22 November 2016
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On November 18, 2016, the IRS released Notice 2016-70 to extend the due date for employers to furnish Form 1095-C or 1095-B under the Affordable Care Act's employer reporting requirement. Employers will have an extra 30 days to prepare and distribute the 2016 form to individuals. The due dates for filing ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/22/2016 2:16 PM by David Moore
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Monday, 8 August 2016
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Soon the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will begin notifying employers about employees receiving advance premium tax credits (APTC) or subsidies for 2016 on the ACA federally facilitated exchange. For an idea of what the notice will look like, see the sample employer notice recently ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/08/2016 3:31 PM by David Moore
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Tuesday, 12 July 2016
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The Affordable Care Act[1] amends the Social Security Act by creating the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The Institute will be responsible for setting national research priorities and establishing an agenda to carry out such research. The provision also amends the Internal ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/12/2016 2:15 PM by BCBST reposted by David Moore
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Monday, 13 June 2016
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Across the country carriers cannot seem to collect enough premium dollars to fund the ever increasing claims brought on by Obamacare and Government subsidized heath plans. I don't have a national tally of how much was lost in the individual market over the past 2 1/2 years but its safe to say they are ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/13/2016 1:52 PM by David Moore
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Monday, 29 February 2016
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On February 29, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued final regulations that address a wide range of benefit and payment parameters under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), effective for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2017. The final regulations include some changes from ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/29/2016 10:17 AM by David Moore
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Monday, 28 December 2015
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Employers with more than 50 FTEs have gotten an early New Year's gift from the IRS. On December 28, 2015, the IRS released Notice 2016-4 to extend due dates for the 2015 information reporting required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Employers will have an additional two months to furnish forms to ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/28/2015 10:38 AM by David Moore
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