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HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 9: Misunderstanding “Offer[s] of Coverage on Behalf of Another Entity”
Alden J. Bianchi, Edward A. Lenz; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on October 27, 2014
Applicable large employers faced with the prospect of complying with the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility rules must grapple with and understand what it means to make an offer of minimum essential coverage under an eligible employer-sponsored [group health] plan to their...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act-Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 4: EEOC v. Honeywell and the Future of Wellness Programs
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 16, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014
While my entries have focused principally on the employer shared responsibility rules of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), every once in a while an item comes along that nevertheless grabs my attention. The treatment of wellness plans at the hands of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 1: Going Live with the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility Rules on January 1, 2015 . . . What Can Possibly Go Wrong?
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014
Regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility rules including the substantive “pay-or-play” rules and the accompanying reporting rules were adopted in February. Regulations implementing the reporting rules in newly added Internal Revenue...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 2: Explaining the Look-Back Measurement Method to Employees
Alden J. Bianchi, Edward A. Lenz; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014
Many applicable large employers—i.e., employers that are subject to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility rules—have a pretty good sense of what these rules are, how they work, and what they plan to do to comply. A subset of these employers has gained a...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 3: Group Health Plan, Cafeteria Plan and Health FSA Nondiscrimination Theory and Practice
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 15, 2014, previously published on December 8, 2014
These questions—which arise under Internal Revenue Code §§ 105(h) and 125, and Public Health Service Act § 2716—are important as employers endeavor to navigate the penalty provisions of Code § 4980H. They are particularly relevant in the case of employers that...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 6: Labor and Treasury Departments Play Whack-a-Mole with Employer Payment Plans
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 8, 2014, previously published on November 17, 2014
Last year, the Department of Labor and the Treasury Department/IRS (Departments) issued guidance on the application of certain of the Affordable Care Act’s insurance market reforms to health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), certain health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs) and...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act-Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 7: IRS Puts the Kibosh on Health Plans that Fail to Cover Hospital or Physician Services
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 10th, 2014
In a previous post, we described an Affordable Care Act compliance strategy—referred to commercially as a “minimum value plan” or “MVP”—that involves an offer of group health plan coverage that, while similar in most respects to traditional major medical...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 8: Breaking HPID News
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 2, 2014
In a surprise move, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an indefinite delay in enforcement of regulations pertaining to “health plan enumeration and use of the Health Plan Identifier (HPID) in HIPAA transactions” that would have otherwise required...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act-Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 12: The Treatment of Unpaid Leaves of Absence Under the Look-back Measurement Method
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2014, previously published on October 6, 2014
Final regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility rules furnish employers with two alternative methods-the monthly measurement method and the look-back measurement method-for identifying full-time employees. (The Act’s employer shared responsibility...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 9: Misunderstanding “Offer[s] of Coverage on Behalf of Another Entity”
Alden J. Bianchi, Edward A. Lenz; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 1, 2014, previously published on October 27, 2014
Applicable large employers faced with the prospect of complying with the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility rules must grapple with and understand what it means to make an offer of minimum essential coverage under an eligible employer-sponsored [group health] plan to their...

 


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