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The views, opinions and/or findings contained in the Complete Employer ACA Compliance Manual (document) are those of the authors and should not be construed as an official Government position, policy or decision, unless so designated by other documentation issued by the appropriate government authority.

We call your attention to the possibility that other professionals may perform analyses and procedures concerning the same information or data and reach different findings than Healthcare Compliance Inc. ® (HCI) for a variety of reasons, including the possibilities that additional or different information or data might be provided to them that was not provided or considered by HCI, that they might perform different analyses and/or procedures than did HCI, or that professional judgments concerning complex, unusual, or poorly documented matters differ.

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Content Updates

The Complete Employer ACA Compliance Manual is based on historical information. When passed, the Affordable Care Act was more than 2,500 pages long, and what it did, was provide the administrative apparatus with the right and power to formulate rules and regulations governing health care nationwide. Our sources are these regulatory agencies which include the Department of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), Internal Revenue Services (IRS), and other entities created by the Federal Government such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Public Health Service Act (PHSA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), the California Health Benefit Exchange (HBEX), Office of Management & Budget (OMB), Public Health Services Act (PHSA), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and other state exchange agencies, to name a few.

As updates to the Affordable Care Act become available, Healthcare Compliance Inc. will email these updates as soon as reliable information is made available. Our goal is to provide this information within 30 days of occurrence. Generally the ACA updates will come in the form of a white paper, legislative brief, a replica of the provision or summary of the provision.

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