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Posted October 13th, 2022 in Employers

Last year, the State of Illinois passed a law called the Consumer Coverage Disclosure Act (CCDA). The CCDA requires a written disclosure to be provided by every employer who has employees in the State of Illinois and who also provides group health insurance coverage to those employees.

Posted October 4th, 2022 in Employers, Producers

On September 27, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the 2023 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs, and the 2023 Medicare Part D income-related monthly adjustment amounts. Below is a summary of those numbers:

Posted August 29th, 2022 in Employers, Producers
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) signed into law last week included some healthcare provisions that primarily impact Medicare and plans sold on a Health Insurance Marketplace; however, some of the provisions included in the law may indirectly impact employers and group health plans.
 
Posted August 19th, 2022 in Employers, Producers
On August 16, 2022, President Joseph Biden signed a bill into law called the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). While its name may not imply it, there were some provisions in the bill that impact healthcare and/or health insurance. Here is a summary of some of those provisions:
 
Extension of Enhanced Marketplace Subsidies
 
Posted August 8th, 2022 in Employers, Producers
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued Revenue Procedure 2022-34 which includes important details as it relates to Advanced Premium Tax Credits (APTCs) on Health Insurance Marketplaces and “affordable coverage” as it relates to the Employer Mandate for plan years starting in 2023.
 

Advanced Premium Tax Credits (APTCs)

 
Posted August 3rd, 2022 in Employers, Producers
Many health and welfare programs offered by employers are subject to non-discrimination testing as identified in the Internal Revenue Code (the“Code”). The non-discrimination tests are designed to ensure that certain groups of employees are not treated more favorably than other groups of employeesin terms of benefits.
 
Posted July 20th, 2022 in Employers, Producers

The COVID-19 national emergency was set to expire on July 15, 2022; however, a 90-day extension of the national emergency was issued, and the national emergency is now set to expire on October 13, 2022 (absent another extension).

Posted April 6th, 2022 in Employers, Individuals

The penalty for failing to comply with Cafeteria Plan rules identified in Internal Revenue Code Section 125 can be severe. The penalties can include the application of income taxes against participants who otherwise thought they were electing non-taxable benefits, the application of employment taxes against participants and the employer, and penalties for failing to withhold and report taxes appropriately, among other things.

Posted March 18th, 2022 in Employers, Individuals

President Jospeh Biden has issued an executive order instructing the Department of Treasury (DOT) to review regulations that pertain to subsidy eligibility on the Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace). The primary purpose of the executive order is to determine if regulatory changes can be made to fix the so-called “family glitch.”

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