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Health Care Reform: Year-End Checklist for 2015 Compliance

In 2015, a number of key reforms under the Affordable Care Act will become effective. To help your company assess what it may need to do to meet these compliance requirements, CBG Benefits is pleased to provide an updated compliance checklist. Entitled “Health Care Reform: Year-End Checklist for 2015 Compliance“, this document provides insight and […]

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Health Care Reform News: Agencies Further Increase the ACA’s Affordability Percentages for 2016

On Nov. 21, 2014, the IRS and HHS released information regarding the the Affordable Care Act’s affordability contribution percentage for 2016. The affordability of health coverage is a key point in determining whether an employer will be subject to a penalty under the laws of Health Care Reform. The “pay or play” rules generally determine […]

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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 Pay or Play Rules: IRS Proposes Approach for Measurement Period Changes

As we look ahead to 2015, the employer shared responsibility rules under the Affordable Care Act will have a greater impact on large employers. In regards to the requirement faced by employers to offer affordable, minimum value health coverage to full-time employees and dependents, the IRS has provided multiple safe harbor methods that can be used […]

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Download: 2015 Health Care Reform Compliance Checklist

As your organization plans ahead for 2015, one area that may need significant attention involves meeting Health Care Reform compliance requirements. To help your company assess its responsibility under the mandates of the Affordable Care Act, we’re happy to share a new resource. Within our “2015 Health Care Reform Compliance Checklist“, you will find an […]

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Health Care Reform News: Final Rule Released on ACA Waiting and Orientation Periods

Under the Affordable Care Act, employers offering group health insurance coverage may not have a waiting period that exceeds 90 days. As part of the regulations related to that law, there is a “reasonable and bona fide employment-based orientation period” allowed. To help clarify what that means,  the Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health […]

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Massachusetts Finalizes Repeal of State-Specific Health Care Reform “Pay or Play” Rules

To avoid duplication with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Massachusetts officially repealed the state’s own employer health care coverage rules on June 12th, 2014. Initially established in 2006, Massachusetts employers faced “pay or play” rules under the state’s Health Care Reform Act. Under the Fair Share Contribution rule, certain employers faced a penalty of up […]

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Health Care Reform: Pay or Play Penalties for Failing to Offer Dependent Coverage

As implementation of the employer mandate (“pay or play”) penalties under the Affordable Care Act move forward, the IRS has been providing answers to some questions that have been raised. As you may know, an applicable large employer may owe a penalty if: The employer does not offer health coverage to the dependents of its […]

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Health Care Reform News: Employer Mandate Rule Changes and Delays

On February 10th, 2014, the U.S. Treasury announced a number of regulations that significantly impact the Affordable Care Act. Specifically, rules and deadlines regarding the implementation of the Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate (or “Pay or Play”) were released and/or delayed. To help your company understand how these rule changes and additions may impact you, here […]

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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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