2018 Compliance Checklist

2018 Compliance Checklist

The ACA has made a number of significant changes to group health plans since the law was enacted in 2010. Certain changes to some ACA requirements take effect in 2018 for employers sponsoring group health plans, such as increased dollar limits. To prepare for 2018, employers should review upcoming requirements and develop a compliance strategy.

This ACA Overview provides an ACA compliance checklist for 2018. Please contact Cornerstone Group for assistance or if you have questions about changes that were required in previous years.

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New Regulations Expand Exemptions From The Contraceptive Mandate

New Regulations Expand Exemptions From The Contraceptive Mandate

On Oct. 6, 2017, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury (Departments) issued two interim final rules expanding certain exemptions from the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive coverage mandate.

The first interim final rule expands the availability of the exemption for employers that object to providing contraceptive coverage based on their religious beliefs.
The second interim final rule provides an additional exemption for certain employers that object to providing contraceptive coverage based on their moral convictions (but not religious beliefs).

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Republicans Release Tax Reform Plan

Republicans Release Tax Reform Plan

On Sept. 27, 2017, the Trump administration—in conjunction with Republican Congressional leadership—released a tax reform plan designed to make significant changes to the federal tax code. This plan is intended to serve as a template for the Congressional tax writing committees that will develop tax reform legislation.

This tax reform plan was collectively developed by the Trump administration, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, and the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. It includes only broad policy directives, with the expectation that Congress will provide more detail when drafting its tax reform legislation.

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