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June 2021

 

We’re here to help you stay on top of the impact of health reform. With Health Reform Today, we'll keep you up to date on the latest news. Here are some topics we are following.

On June 17th, the United States Supreme Court ruled the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will remain intact, solidifying the law’s survival. The fate of the ACA has been uncertain for the past several years, but this Supreme Court ruling makes it clear that the ACA is here to stay.

Employers should prepare for long-term compliance with health reform laws and regulations, and for increased scrutiny and enforcement of penalties. 

Four kettles are brewing in Washington that could cause America's corporations to be at greater risk for millions of dollars in IRS penalties for not complying with the ACA's employer regulations.

The Biden Administration has put policies in place that suggest that there will be stricter scrutiny and enforcement when it comes to ACA compliance. Read more to make sure you know the four new factors that will affect ACA reporting this year. 

Check out our easy guide to understanding employer ACA responsibilities, including insights on reducing Penalty A and Penalty B risk. With the ACA ripe for greater enforcement, now is the time to review company eligibility rules, severance policies and past practices - as well as ACA eligibility and benefits affordability requirements. 

Our Insights Report is a place where you can find the answers to all of your reporting and penalty questions in one spot. We walk through how Penalty A and Penalty B are calculated, state reporting, safe harbors and more!

Read our new article in Corporate Compliance Insights that highlights three new employer ACA challenges and tips on addressing them. Our article highlights how pandemic staffing strategies and a new Pro-ACA administration have added complexities. We share tips to help make compliance easier.

For this story and more check out Health e(fx) news where we keep you up to date with the latest legislation, regulatory requirements and news. 

In 2020 many businesses were forced to focus their attention internally. Now that businesses are returning to full strength, they are looking to grow through mergers and acquisitions. Mergers and acquisitions add more variables for HR teams to account for which can lead to more ACA penalties. The best way to handle the complexities is to be proactive. Read more about the topic and what you can do to stay ahead.

The American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion stimulus package, has increased access to the healthcare marketplace. The new plan is also putting employers at greater risk of receiving 226-J penalty letters that could come with costly fines. Ensure you understand the American Rescue Plan's impact on ACA compliance risk.

Read more about the topic in an article written by Kyle Scott featured by BenefitsPro.

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