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Topic: Affordable Care Act

Tax Alert: The future of the Affordable Care Act after the Midterm Elections

As a result of last week’s midterm elections, in which the Republicans expanded their Senate majority and the Democrats took the majority in the House, there has been much speculation about what will or will not occur when Congress convenes in January. In considering the impacts of the elections on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), […]

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Proposed Bill Would Delay ACA Employer Penalties

Tax Alert July 25, 2018 A Bill, H.R. 4616, was recently introduced in Congress and is currently awaiting vote. The Bill proposes amendments to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would delay the implementation of employer mandate penalties until 2019. While this would not impact future ACA compliance or business decisions, it […]

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Employer Obligation to Report Survives First Legislative Proposal

Since the March 6th release of Republican’s Affordable Care Act replacement plan, otherwise known as the American Health Care Act, the proposed legislation has been subjected to criticism seemingly outweighing its praise. For employers currently finalizing their 2016 IRS reporting requirements, one hope may be that the year-long tracking, reporting, and data collection essential to […]

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IRS Will Continue to Accept Individual Tax Returns “Silent” on ACA

JESS LEDONNE Becoming the first agency to take action in response to President Trump’s Executive Order directing federal agencies “minimize…the economic and regulatory burdens of the Act”, the IRS has told tax preparers that it will not automatically reject individual returns that do not state whether or not the filer had health coverage. Although at first blush […]

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ACA Changes Continue to Be Delayed

JESS LEDONNE In a Fox News interview aired Sunday, President Trump extended the timeline for his plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), saying that the “very complicated” process could take until “sometime into next year.” This reference of a 2018 replacement timeline is far longer than that which has been indicated by the administration thus far. Previously […]

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The ACA: Where Are We Now?

JESS LEDONNE It has been a busy couple of weeks for speculation on the future of the Affordable Care Act. Only hours after taking the oath of office, President Trump issued an executive order directing applicable agencies to “ease the burdens of the Affordable Care Act,” Republican “repeal and replace” proposals continue to dominate the […]

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The Timing of “Repeal and Replace”

JESS LEDONNE With President Obama’s farewell address behind us, and President-elect Trump’s inauguration just around the corner, Republican leaders are focused on the timing of the proposed dismantling of Obama’s signature healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act. While there is party unity in opposition to the law continuing, this week the lack of a consensus […]

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Clarification on the ACA’s Whistleblower Employee Protections

CONTRIBUTED BY JESS LEDONNE, ACA CONSULTANT, FIRST ADVANTAGE The Department of Labor has recently published final rule 2016-24559, solidifying the previously speculative Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) whistleblower-style employee protections. The announcement can be found at the Department of Labor’s website here. The final rule is intended to discourage employer retaliation against employees who interact with […]

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