Trump's First Executive Order Addresses the ACA

On January 20, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order to minimize the economic burden of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"). This Order identifies the new administration's policy for addressing and enforcing the ACA while Congressional Republicans craft legislation to repeal and replace it.

Departments Issue 35th FAQ

On December 20, 2016, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury (collectively, the Departments) issued the 35th set of FAQs addressing implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act).

Update on the Status of the ACA

With the impending inauguration, recent actions by the Senate and some confusing media reports, we wanted to provide a short Q&A to help you understand current events and what to expect as we head down the health care reform road in 2017.

Relief for Small Employers with HRAs

On December 13, 2016, President Obama signed into law the "21st Century Cures Act" which allows small employers without group medical plans to reimburse individual premiums and other medical expenses of employees under health reimbursement arrangements ("HRAs"), effective with the 2017 plan year, and provides relief from penalties to all small employers reimbursing individual premiums of employees for earlier plan years.

Beware of Phishing Email Disguised as HIPAA Privacy Audit Letter

The Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) of the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has posted an alert warning employers and others of a fake communication involving the OCR audit program under HIPAA.

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Health Reform Calculators

Health Reform Calculators

We have prepared two distinct tools to enable you to quickly assess whether you are eligible for a tax credit as a small employer under the ACA, and whether you have exposure to the penalties associated with the employer mandate.

Tax Calculator & Risk Assessment

 

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