All Items: Health Care Insurance

  • 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.

  • 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 Will Soon Issue Notices of 2015 ACA Penalties

    November 13, 2017

    Large employers may soon receive a notice from the IRS if they are liable for an employer shared responsibility payment for calendar year 2015 under the Affordable Care Act. The employer shared responsibility payment is the penalty assessed against an Applicable Large Employer if it does not provide affordable, minimum essential coverage to at least 70 percent of its full-time employees.

  • Trump Issues Executive Orders Aimed at Rolling Back Affordable Care Act

    October 13, 2017

    President Trump has issued two executive orders intended to weaken the regulatory structure supporting the Affordable Care Act. One order asks the Department of Labor to propose rules to let more employers participate in association health plans while the other halts the payment of subsidies to healthcare insurers.

  • Employers Gain Religious Exemption From Providing Contraceptive Benefits

    October 11, 2017

    More employers with religious or moral objections to providing birth control may be granted an exemption from Affordable Care Act regulations requiring them to provide coverage under two interim rules issued by the Trump administration.

  • IRS Extends ACA Information-Reporting Deadline, Penalty Relief

    November 21, 2016

    In Notice 2016-70, the IRS extended the deadline for employers to furnish individual statements to employees under the Affordable Care Act and continues to provide relief from penalties for incomplete or incorrect information reports filed in good faith.

  • Supreme Court Sidesteps ACA Contraception Case

    May 17, 2016

    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.

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