Health Care

Proposed Regulations Intended to Reduce Employer Healthcare Costs
April 12, 2018
The Department of Labor (DOL) recently proposed a new regulation that could make Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs) an attractive option for reducing employer costs and time spent on providing health insurance for employees.
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IRS Begins Enforcing Affordable Care Act Penalties against Employers
February 27, 2018
As some employers have learned in the last few months, the Internal Revenue Service has begun assessing penalties against employers who allegedly failed to provide qualifying health insurance coverage to eligible employees in 2015.
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Recent Developments in Affordable Care Act Compliance: Employer Obligations for 2018 and Beyond
February 5, 2018
Over the past year, there has been a significant focus in the press on various attempts to overhaul or repeal key elements of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), which was originally passed into law almost eight years ago.
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Massachusetts Employers Face $750 Penalty for Employees Who Enroll in MassHealth or Receive Subsidized Health Coverage
December 19, 2017
In August, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law, “An Act Further Regulating Employer Contributions to Health Care,” which will become effective on January 1st.  More recently, the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) issued proposed draft regulations.
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Update on the Volatile State of the Affordable Care Act
October 27, 2017
A couple weeks ago, President Trump took a major step in dismantling the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare,"when he announced his Administration would stop providing federal subsidies to health insurers that help provide insurance coverage to millions of low-income Americans.
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The Current Battle over the ACA: Federal Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments
August 23, 2017
Despite increasing pressure from insurers, health professionals, patient advocate groups, and health care industry leaders during the month of July, the Senate Republicans made multiple attempts to pass some form of a health care bill that repealed some or all of the Affordable Care Act.
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Round and Round and Round We Go, Where the Health Care Bill Will End Up...Nobody Seems to Know!
May 25, 2017
On May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives finally voted on and passed the much debated  American  Health  Care Act, H.R. 1628 (“AHCA”). The next step, of course, is for the Senate to consider the bill, but one thing appears to be certain – vast changes to the current bill are expected.
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U.S. House of Representatives Approves ACA Repeal Bill
May 5, 2017
On May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved a revised version of the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”), a bill that both repeals certain parts of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and provides new provisions that would significantly change how individuals and employers pay for and receive health insurance.
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