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 Technical ...

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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 they ...

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Individual Tax Credits to Trigger Employer Penalties

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created a premium tax credit to help eligible individuals and families purchase health insurance through an Affordable Insurance Exchange (Exchange). By reducing a taxpayer’s out-of-pocket premium costs, the credit is designed to make coverage through an Exchange more affordable. The Exchanges are scheduled to become operational in 2014, with enrollment beginning Oct. 1, 2013.

On May 23, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published final regulations to provide guidance on various aspects of the ...

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