Category: Healthcare Law

Cures Act Approves HRAs for Small Employers

On December 13, 2016,┬áPresident Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act. In addition to funding medical research, accelerating cutting-edge treatments for rare diseases and adding significant reforms to the mental health system, the new legislation allows small employers to provide standalone Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) to employees without paying penalties imposed by the […]

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Coming Soon: ABLE Accounts for Disabled Individuals

On December 19, 2014, the President signed into law the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014. This legislation included the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 (ABLE Act), which provides for a new type of tax-advantaged account for disabled persons called an ABLE account. New Type of 529 Plan The tax laws have […]

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Employer Penalty Alert for Reimbursing Employee Health Coverage

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) established a number of so-called “market reform” restrictions on employer-provided group health plans, starting with plan years beginning in 2014. These restrictions generally apply to all employer-provided group health plans — including those furnished by small employers with less than 50 workers. Even worse, there’s a punitive penalty for running […]

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Unraveling the Complexities of the Healthcare Law

October 1, 2013 is an important date in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). That is the date when open enrollment for health insurance coverage through the new “Marketplace” begins. Delay in the Employer Shared Responsibility (“Play or Pay”) Mandate Under the Affordable Care Act, there is a shared responsibility┬ámandate that imposes a […]

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