The IRS has issued proposed regulations that confirm the position it took in Notice 2015-87 with regard to unconditional opt-out payments - payments made to employees who forgo group health benefits, which increase the amount of their monthly premium by the amount of the payments. The proposed regulations, which also cover eligible conditional opt-out payments, would take effect for plan years beginning in 2017.
Updated to reflect additional health insurance Marketplace information that may be included with an election notice.
The IRS is urgently reminding self-insured employers, applicable large employers and providers of health coverage that the due date to electronically file information returns in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is this week - on June 30. This includes electronic filing of the 1094 and 1095 series of forms.
The Supreme Court will not resolve a contentious case involving the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) contraceptive coverage requirement Instead, it issued a unanimous ruling that sends Zubik v. Burwell back to the lower courts without any broad pronouncement.
Updated to reflect information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's maximum annual limitation on cost sharing.
This podcast gives listeners a unique look inside the Supreme Court with on-the-scene coverage of Zubik v. Burwell, the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) contraceptive coverage requirement. The Court recently heard arguments in this case brought by two dozen religiously affiliated nonprofits, and we feature the key questions on the justices' minds.
The Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a closely-watched case involving the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage requirement. But during the 90 minute argument in Zubik v. Burwell, the now eight-person Court appeared equally divided. If the justices split 4-4, that would mean religious-based organizations in different parts of the country would have differing obligations.
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