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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Notices Due October 1, 2013

The Affordable Care Act added a new section 18B to the Fair Labor Standards Act “FLSA.” This new section requires every employer that is subject to the FLSA to provide written notice of the new health insurance exchanges (aka health insurance marketplaces) as a coverage option to all current employees by October 1, 2013. Subsequent […]

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New IRS Webpage for Assistance with ACA Tax Provisions

The Internal Revenue Service recently established a webpage specifically designed to assist with the tax provisions associated with the Affordable Care Act: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Affordable-Care-Act-Tax-Provisions-Home If you should have any questions regarding above, please contact Mark Flanagan of Aronson’s Employee Benefit Plan Services Group at 301.231.6257.

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Healthcare Reform Alert: Obama Administration Announces Delay of Employer Mandate Under ACA

The Obama Administration has announced the delay of the employer mandate/pay-or-play provisions under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) until January 1, 2015. Previously, employers with 50 or more full time equivalent employees were required to offer affordable health insurance to employees working more than thirty hours a week by January 1 or […]

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Affordable Care Act-Required MLR Rebates Have Started to Arrive

As a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), some employers that sponsor group health plans have begun receiving Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rebates from their health insurance carrier(s). Upon receipt of these rebate checks, employers have some decisions to make:

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Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act

On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court narrowly voted to uphold the majority of the Affordable Care Act (“the Act”). In the end, the basis for the decision was the federal government’s authority to tax. Under the Act, certain individuals that do not elect health insurance coverage must pay a financial penalty. This is commonly […]

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