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IRS Updates 2019 ACA Reporting Deadline

While the holiday season is just gearing up, the IRS has an early gift for employers. The agency has pushed back a critical Affordable Care Act (ACA) deadline for the fourth year in a row.


Turning 26: Answering Millennials' Benefits Questions

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), dependent children are eligible to receive their parents’ coverage until age 26. But what happens after that? Depending on the specific benefits their parents have, they may end up losing coverage immediately on their birthday.


20 States Sue Over ‘Obamacare’

Déjà vu, anyone? The Affordable Care Act (ACA), colloquially known as “Obamacare,” is under legal assault again. The diehard healthcare law’s latest challenge comes from a coalition of 20 GOP-controlled states.


ACA ‘Cadillac Tax’ Updated in Shutdown Bill

Think your company was unaffected by last week’s shutdown? Think again. A provision hidden within Monday’s short-term spending bill has delayed a controversial benefits tax applicable to most employers.


IRS Updates ACA Reporting Deadlines

While the holiday season may have just ended, the IRS still has a surprise gift for employers. For the third year in a row, the agency has pushed the filing deadlines for Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting.


Tax Reform’s Impact on ACA Remains Unclear

Another month, another potential change to healthcare policy. Congressional lawmakers are inching closer to enacting sweeping tax reforms that could have a lasting impact on employers and individuals alike, including provisions that would eliminate the “individual mandate,” or the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that Americans enroll in insurance.

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IRS: Obamacare Mandates Still in Effect

Individuals and employers hoping that the IRS would ease off on “Obamacare” enforcement might be in for a rude awakening. In a published statement last month, the tax agency announced that it would reject returns submitted without health insurance information.


Trump Updates ACA Contraception Rules

On October 13, the Trump administration introduced two new rules that will no longer require businesses who are religiously or morally opposed to contraceptive methods to provide coverage for these services. Seen as part of the ongoing effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, the administration maintains that the new rules will not affect the vast majority of women.


‘Obamacare’ Faces Another Congressional Test

Nearly ten months into the Trump administration, the embattled Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had its fair share of near-misses. With a repeal proposal being deliberated this week, the healthcare legislation could face its stiffest Congressional test yet.


From the ACA to AHCA, Uncertainty Remains

Depending on what day of the week it is, “Obamacare” is either doomed or here to stay. Employers monitoring the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have every right to be puzzled by events in Washington. For HR professionals lost in the shuffle, here’s where we stand right now.