Affordable Care Act ALE Compliance | Health Plan Rules – Treating Employees Differently

Some employers may want to be selective and treat employees differently for purposes of group health plan benefits. For example, employers may consider implementing the following plan designs: – A health plan “carve-out” that insures only select groups of employees (for example, a management carve-out); – Different levels of benefits for groups of employees; or…

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ACA Reporting Service | California Supports Obamacare by Outspending U.S. 4-to-1 on Ads

The Affordable Care Act is still law. Californians are getting barraged with online pop-up ads, radio spots and television commercials, all aimed at persuading them to sign up for Affordable Care Act health plans during this year’s open-enrollment season. Covered California, the state’s Obamacare exchange, is wielding a monster marketing budget that devotes $45 million…

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IRS CONFIRMS ACA MANDATE PENALTIES STILL EFFECTIVE

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of Chief Counsel has recently issued several information letters regarding the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual and employer mandate penalties. These letters clarify that: – Employer shared responsibility penalties continue to apply for applicable large employers (ALEs) that fail to offer acceptable health coverage to their full-time employees (and…

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