Employer Mandate Delay

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More Delays for Large Employers
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations implementing the employer responsibility provisions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that take effect in 2015.  In addition, final regulations will be issued shortly that aim to substantially streamline employer reporting requirements for employers that offer highly affordable coverage to all or virtually all of their full-time employees.  The employer responsibility rules assist employers affected by these policies in providing quality, ...

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DOL Issues Model Exchange Notice and Sets Compliance Deadline

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Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, individuals and employees of small businesses will have access to insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health insurance exchanges (Exchanges). Open enrollment under the Exchanges will begin on Oct. 1, 2013. ACA requires employers to provide all new hires and current employees with a written notice about ACA’s Exchanges. This requirement is found in Section 18B of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

On May 8, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) released

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Preventive Care Guidelines for Women

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Non-grandfathered health plans will need to include these services without cost-sharing for plan years beginning on or after Aug. 1, 2012 (Jan. 1, 2013, for calendar year plans), subject to the exception described below for religious employers.

Covered Health Services

The new preventive care guidelines for women cover the following health services:

Well-woman visits – Includes an annual well-woman preventive care visit for adult women to obtain the recommended preventive services, and additional visits if women and their providers determine ...

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