Although the current administration has directed the federal agencies to use their regulatory authority to simplify and delay certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), many employers may be surprised to learn that the IRS has begun to enforce Section 4980H, also known as the Employer Shared Responsibility mandate.
Earlier this month, Gallagher Benefit Services Compliance Advisors released their 2017 Year-end Review and Reminders technical bulletin. Highlighted below are a few items mentioned in the bulletin and how employers and carriers are responding to some of these issues.
Signed in December 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminates PPACA’s federal individual mandate penalty for not having health insurance starting in 2019. Many employers shrug at this news since the elimination of the federal individual mandate … did nothing to change the employer’s obligations to offer coverage, did nothing to […]
Group health plan sponsors recently received updated guidance (in form of a FAQ) from the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury regarding compliance with mental health parity. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) was established to prohibit plans from imposing less favorable restrictions on mental health […]