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ACA Update: Republicans Withdraw Their Repeal Bill and the ACA Lives On (For Now)

Monday, March 27th, 2017

On Friday, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan withdrew their proposed Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement bill, entitled the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The bill faced staunch opposition from both Democratic leaders and hard-line conservatives. This failure was a significant one for the new Trump administration, which made repealing and replacing Obamacare one of its central campaign promises. Now, what’s next for the ACA? (more…)

ACA Update: How to Prepare for Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Healthcare Reform Changes in 2017 and Beyond

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

The ACA will inevitably change under the Trump administration – but how will this affect employers? As President Trump and Congress unravel the complex healthcare law, timelines and plans for a replacement continue to shift and evolve. With upcoming ACA deadlines and the threat of penalties still looming, this regulatory uncertainty has left many employers wondering what’s next. (more…)

The only thing guaranteed for 2016 reporting is – Change!

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

By Karen Bailey, Compliance Officer Empyrean Benefit Solutions

As we look to the year ahead in meeting ACA compliance with Pay or Play and the reporting requirements that support it, we fully anticipate changes on the horizon. Prior guidance reflects that some transition relief will be sunsetted. The IRS, per its usual course of business, is expected to issue clarification and perhaps even introduce new items related to the reporting. (more…)