Market Stabilization Final Rule Issued

On April 14, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a market stabilization final rule under the Affordable Care Act. The final rule includes new reforms intended to help lower premiums, stabilize the individual and small group health insurance markets and increase choices for the 2018 plan year.

Specifically, the rule includes a variety of policy and operational changes to existing standards to stabilize the Exchanges, including changes to the annual open enrollment period and special enrollment periods.

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DOL Audit Scorecard

This scorecard is designed to gauge an organization’s preparedness for a Department of Labor (DOL) audit. Responses from an employer are used to calculate the risk of being unprepared for an audit.

Answer the questions to determine if your organization is at risk for penalties. Click here to view the questions.

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Future of Certain ACA Taxes and Fees

Several steps have been taken in 2017 toward repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the introduction of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Although the AHCA was withdrawn by Republicans, Congress may choose to pursue another ACA repeal and replacement bill in the future.

While the future of the ACA as a whole is currently unclear, some definitive changes have been made to some ACA taxes and fees for 2017.

Implementation of the Cadillac tax on high-cost group health coverage was delayed for two years, until 2020.
A moratorium applies for 2017 on the health insurance providers fee and the medical […] Read more