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The ACA’s individual mandate penalty no longer applies, beginning in 2019.  To download a copy of this ACA Compliance Bulletin, please click here.

Our own Reid Middleton, JD., will be speaking to the HR Section of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators on Thursday, November 30, 2017.

Reid’s presentation entitled, “2017 & Beyond… What’s Next for the Affordable Care Act?”, will cover the state of the insurance industry and discuss the efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the growth of the Professional Employer Organization (PEO), new benefit designs and strategies and a California Legislative Update.

Please click here for more information on how to register for this event.

 


Reid Middleton is a California licensed attorney and insurance adviser with extensive business and legal expertise in employee benefit programs, business succession planning and overall risk management.

 

On November 2, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued revised FAQs on the employer shared responsibility provisions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Question sets 55-58 now detail the procedure the IRS will use to begin issuing proposed penalty assessments to employers that failed to comply with these provisions in 2015. Though the IRS was previously silent on the details of penalty assessments, this new information serves as a reminder to employers that compliance enforcement is a priority for the IRS.

Click here to download this Benefits Brief…

Just hours after being sworn into office, President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing the federal regulatory agencies responsible for enforcing the Affordable Care Act “to the maximum extent permitted by law” to “exercise all authority and discretion available to them to waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement of the Act that would impose a fiscal burden on any State or a cost, fee, tax, penalty, or regulatory burden on individuals, families, healthcare providers, health insurers, patients, recipients of healthcare services, purchasers of health insurance, or makers of medical devices, products, or medications.”

So what does the order really mean?

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Is ACA compliance on your list of New Year’s resolutions? This handy Compliance Checklist is designed to provide a brief overview of the key ACA compliance requirements and action items so you can prepare to comply in 2017.

Click here to download the 2017 ACA Compliance Checklist…