Category Archives: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

“Piling On”: IRS Issues Instructions on ACA Reporting Requirements

On August 28, 2014, the IRS issued draft instructions on the reporting requirements for employers subject to the employer shared responsibility provisions. The draft instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C are thirteen pages in length, filled with mind-numbing complexity that … Continue reading

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Indiana School Leaders and Job Creators Describe Harmful Effects of Health Care Law

Below is an announcement issued by Education & The Workforce Press:   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2014 CONTACT: Press Office (202) 226-9440   Indiana School Leaders and Job Creators Describe Harmful Effects of President’s Health Care Law   WASHINGTON, D.C. … Continue reading

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Roe to Hold Indiana Field Hearing on Health Care Challenges Facing Schools and Workplaces

Below is an announcement issued by the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions: WASHINGTON, D.C. | August 21, 2014 – On Thursday, September 4, at 10:00 a.m., Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) will … Continue reading

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IRS Releases Draft Versions of Forms for Health Information Reporting by Employers

The IRS released final regulations on March 5, 2014, outlining the employer reporting requirements that will take effect for the 2015 taxable year. While the final regulations specified the type of information that will need to be reported, the actual … Continue reading

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King Decision on ACA Subsidies

On July 22, 2014, two conflicting decisions on the legality of insurance subsidies provided in federally established health care exchanges were handed down. In the Halbig decision, discussed previously in this blog, the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of … Continue reading

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The Shaky Future of the ACA Employer Penalty After Halbig

In a previous post, we discussed the murky legal status of insurance subsidies in federally established insurance exchanges. This post will focus on the July 22, 2014 decision in Halbig v. Burwell and the impact this ruling will have if … Continue reading

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Conflicting Federal Rulings Issued Today on ACA

Earlier today, two circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals handed down conflicting rulings regarding the legality of insurance subsidies offered in connection with federally facilitated exchanges. The controversy surrounding these subsidies involves language found in the Affordable Care Act … Continue reading

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2015 Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace Begins November 15, 2014

The Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment for 2015 health insurance coverage begins November 15, 2014 and ends February 15, 2015. This means that anyone who failed to enroll during the 2014 open enrollment period, which ended on March 31, 2014, … Continue reading

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Final Rule on Bona Fide Orientation Periods and the 90-Day Waiting Period Limitation

The 2010 enactment of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) added provisions to the Public Health Service Act (“PHS”), the Internal Revenue Code (“the Code”) and ERISA. Chief among these changes was the prohibition against waiting periods of more than 90 … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Rules ACA Contraception Mandate Violates Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Hobby Lobby Case

In an opinion delivered by Justice Alito, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on June 30, 2014, that closely held for-profit corporations can deny contraceptive coverage when citing religious beliefs. The owners of Conestoga, Hobby Lobby and Mardel, … Continue reading

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