All Items: Health Plans

  • Iowa Law Takes Pathway Around Affordable Care Act

    April 27, 2018

    A new Iowa law, providing that not all health plans actually qualify as health insurance, appears to be an end-run around the Affordable Care Act's requirements.

  • "Cadillac" Health Plan Tax Delayed

    January 24, 2018

    The start of a tax on "Cadillac" health plans has been delayed from 2020 until 2022.

  • Federal Courts Block President Trump's Roll Back of Contraceptive Coverage

    December 22, 2017

    Two federal courts have issued nationwide injunctions blocking the Trump administration's attempt to make it easier for employers to refuse to provide coverage for certain birth control methods if they cite moral or religious objections to contraception.

  • IRS Proposes Regulations on Group Health Benefit Opt-Out Payments

    July 14, 2016

    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.

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News: HR guidance on managing health plans in light of increased costs and health care reform.