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Agencies Release Guidance on HRAs, FSAs, and Employer Payment Plans

On Friday, September 13, 2013, the IRS released Notice 2013-54 and the DOL issued Technical Release 2013-03 in substantially identical form.  This guidance, which is generally effective January 1, 2014, provides much needed clarification on the application of certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) (annual limits and preventive care) to … Continue Reading

PPACA Penalties Delayed One Year

On July 9th, the IRS issued Notice 2013-45 announcing that certain reporting requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) would be delayed for one year.  Specifically, Notice 2013-45 states that certain tax Code reporting requirements will not apply for 2014 and, instead, are delayed for one year (presumably meaning that the first … Continue Reading

PPACA Penalties Delayed One Year

The Obama Administration announced today that it intends to delay for one year the effective date of the employer “play or pay” penalties under health care reform, which were set to become effective in 2014. According to a press release this evening, the Administration intends to issue formal guidance next week implementing transition rules to … Continue Reading

Final Wellness Program Regulations Issued

On May 29, 2013, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury (the “Departments”) issued final regulations on implementing and expanding employment-based wellness programs. The rules set forth in the final regulations remain largely unchanged from the proposed rules issued on November 20, 2012. For example, as provided for in the proposed rules, … Continue Reading
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