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HHS Issues Health Care Exchange Rules


Category: CDHC, Compliance and Regulatory, DOL, Health Care Reform, HHS, IRS, PPACA, State Legislation,

By Joyce Frieden, News Editor, MedPage Today

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services has issued the final regulations for implementing the state health insurance exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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New FAQ's from DOL for You


Category: Compliance and Regulatory, DOL, Health Care Reform, IRS, PPACA, State Legislation, Taxes,

It wasn't all about the Summary of Coverage documents last Thursday. The Departments of Labor, HHS and Treasury also issued new guidance on frequently asked questions by employers and health plans concerning the auto-enrollment, employer requirements and

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Health Care Benefits Options for Small Business Owners in the New World


Category: CDHC, Compliance and Regulatory, Health Care Reform, Health Reimbursement, Health Savings, HRA, HSA, IRS, PPACA, State Legislation, Taxes,

Offering comprehensive benefits to employees can help you attract, hire, and retain the best workers. Yet many small-business owners believe that health care insurance is a luxury they can’t afford. The good news: Thanks to new incentives, tax credits, industry reform, and nontraditional plans, health care insurance may be within reach.

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Massachusetts Individual Health Mandate Penalties for Tax Year 2012 Over $2500 per Family


Category: CDHC, Compliance and Regulatory, Health Care Reform, State Legislation, Taxes,

Personal Income Tax Technical Information Release 12- 2
Massachusetts Department of Revenue

Individual Mandate Penalties for Tax Year 2012
Pursuant to G.L. c. 111M, § 2, the Department of Revenue is issuing this Technical Information Release to announce the penalty schedule for individuals who fail to comply in 2012 with the requirements under the Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act (the Act).

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New Guidance on Group Health Insurance Coverage Informational Reporting


Category: Cafeteria Plans, CDHC, COBRA, Compliance and Regulatory, Flexible Spending, FSA, Health Care Reform, Health Reimbursement, Health Savings, HRA, HSA, IIAS, IRS, PPACA, Section 125 Plans, State Legislation, Taxes,

The IRS has issued new guidance to clarify how employers and benefit plan administrators will need to meet Form W2 health benefit cost reporting requirements, including the treatment of FSAs, HRAs, EAPs and wellness programs, and supplemental coverage.

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U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Controversial Individual Health Insurance Mandate


Category: CDHC, Compliance and Regulatory, Health Care Reform, IRS, PPACA, State Legislation, Taxes,

By Jerry Markon, Washington Post
June 30, 2011

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the most contentious provision of the health-care overhaul law, ruling that Congress can require Americans to carry insurance coverage.

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New Reports Indicate Disturbing Trends for Costs and Employer-Sponsored Coverage


Category: CDHC, Compliance and Regulatory, Health Care Reform, PPACA, State Legislation, Taxes,

New Reports Indicate Disturbing Trends for Costs and Employer-Sponsored Coverage PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) issued two new reports last week on the cost of health insurance and its resulting impact on employer-sponsored coverage. The first study shows

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Health Care Reform Insurance Voucher Provision Repealed in Last Minute Budget Deal


Category: CDHC, Compliance and Regulatory, Health Care Reform, PPACA, State Legislation, Taxes,

by Jerry Geisel, Business Insurance

The budget deal, reached late Friday, narrowly averted a large-scale shutdown of the federal government after congressional leaders and the Obama administration agreed to a package that cuts about $38 billion in federal spending.

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New York may enact mandatory 132 Transit Benefit Program


Category: Compliance and Regulatory, Flexible Spending, State Legislation, Taxes, Transit and Parking Section 132,

New York State is considering similar legislation for employers with fifty or more employees to establish a qualified transportation fringe benefit program consistent with section 132 of the internal revenue code (IRS).

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