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IRS Closes Minimum Value Loophole for Low-cost Employer Plans

Under the Affordable Care Act, minimum value of an employer-sponsored plan is significant for a number of purposes, including the “pay or play” rules or and laws governing exchange subsidies. However, earlier this year, a debate arose whether employer plans with no hospital benefits should be able to avoid the “pay or play” penalty. On November […]

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Health Care Reform News: Draft Forms and Instructions for Employer Reporting Requirements

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), new reporting requirements were created under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 and 6056. Under these new rules, certain employers must provide information to the IRS about the health plan coverage they offer (or do not offer) to their employees. The IRS recently released draft version of the forms and instructions […]

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Health Care Reform News: IRS Releases Draft Forms for Employer Reporting of Health Coverage

To help employers prepare to meet reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act, the IRS recently released draft forms related to the “Pay or Play” rules. This compliance requirement will support IRS Code Sections 6055 and 6056. The intention of this effort is to promote transparency regarding health plan coverage and costs. In addition, these […]

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Finance Executives and the Affordable Care Act

While discussions regarding the Affordable Care Act often mention the impact on a company’s Human Resources department, finance executives (such as a CFO) are also greatly affected. Along with rising healthcare costs, uncertainty regarding health care reform initiatives weighs heavily on the minds of those that are responsible for ensuring the company meets its financial goals. In […]

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Guidance on Fiscal Year Plans Regarding Pay or Play

Starting on January 1st, 2014, large employers will face a “pay or play” penalty if they do not offer minimum essential coverage to full-time employees and their dependents. This penalty, of course, is part of the employer shared responsibility requirements within the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We recently helped a client answer the following question regarding […]

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Determining if a Health Plan Provides Minimum Value

As large employers look ahead to 2014, the “pay or play” penalties under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) certainly require attention. To avoid these penalties, companies must provide health care coverage to their full-time employees (and dependents) that is affordable and provides minimum value. In this article, we’re going to provide insight into “minimum value” […]

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Pay or Play: Relief for Non-Calendar Year Plans

As we move closer to 2014, many employers are starting to increase the attention that they’re paying to Health Care Reform. At the CBG Benefits office, we’ve certainly helped many clients and prospects answer questions that specific to the “Pay or Play” rules. On March 21st, we’ll be presenting a free seminar in Burlington, MA […]

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Employer Responsibilities Under Health Care Reform

As an employer, are you ready for health care reform? To help companies understand how it impacts their business, we are hosting a free seminar on March 21st. During this event, our speakers will outline what responsibilities employers have now and in the near future to stay in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). […]

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Event News: Health Care Reform Seminar on March 7th

CBG Benefits is hosting an important event to help your company understand the impact of health care reform. Please join us on Thursday, March 7th, 2013 as we present a seminar with the theme “Health Care Reform: Compliance Matters.“ Keynote Presentation During this event, our keynote speakers — Tom Greene and Patricia Moran of Mintz […]

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5 Standards for Health-Contingent Wellness Programs

As implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) moves forward, guidance is being provided on how Workplace Wellness Programs will be impacted. Two of the major changes that the ACA is bringing in this regard are: Codifying the HIPAA requirements for health-contingent wellness programs Increasing the maximum reward that can be offered to participants Here […]

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