Latest IRS ACA Round Up (Including 2018 Cost-of-Living Adjustments) | PA Benefit Advisors

Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the instructions for Forms 1094/1095 for the 2017 tax year, announced PCORI fees for 2017-18, and announced cost-of-living adjustments for 2018. The IRS provided additional guidance on leave-based donation programs’ tax treatment and released an information letter on COBRA and Medicare. Here’s a recap of these actions for … Continued

IRS Releases Final 2017 ACA Reporting Forms and Instructions | PA Benefit Advisors

The IRS has finalized the forms and instructions that employers will use for 2017 reporting under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).Applicable large employers (ALEs) will use the following:2017 Form 1094-C (transmittal to IRS).2017 Form 1095-C (statement to individual).2017 Instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C (instructions).Employers that self-fund a minimum essential coverage plan will use the … Continued

DOL Guidance for Benefit Plans Impacted by Hurricane Harvey | PA Benefit Advisors

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued compliance guidance for benefit plans, employers and employees, and service providers who are impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The guidance generally provides relief from various ERISA requirements and time limits for entities in the disaster area. This follows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announcement extending certain filing dates, including … Continued

Answers to the Top 4 Questions about Section 105(h) Nondiscrimination Testing | PA Benefit Advisors

Under Internal Revenue Code Section 105(h), a self-insured medical reimbursement plan must pass two nondiscrimination tests. Failure to pass either test means that the favorable tax treatment for highly compensated individuals who participate in the plan will be lost. The Section 105(h) rules only affect whether reimbursement (including payments to health care providers) under a … Continued

Tax Treatment of Fixed Indemnity Health Plans | PA Benefit Advisors

A fixed indemnity health plan pays a specific amount of cash for certain health-related events (for example, $40 per office visit or $100 per hospital day). The amount paid is neither related to the medical expense incurred, nor coordinated with other health coverage. Further, a fixed indemnity health plan is considered an “excepted benefit.”Under HIPAA, … Continued

The “Line 22” Question: Which Box(es) Do I Check? | PA Benefit Advisors

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals are required to have health insurance while applicable large employers (ALEs) are required to offer health benefits to their full-time employees.In order for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to verify that (1) individuals have the required minimum essential coverage, (2) individuals who request premium tax … Continued

Implications of the 21st Century Cures Act | PA Benefit Advisors

On December 13, 2016, former President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law. The Cures Act has numerous components, but employers should be aware of the impact the Act will have on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, as well as provisions that will impact how small employers can use health … Continued

 

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