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17 Jul

Supreme Court Changes Rules on Contraceptive Mandate

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), non-grandfathered health plans are required to provide certain preventive care services for women, including contraceptives, without charging a copayment, deductible or coinsurance.

1 Jul

Penalties for Pre-tax Contributions to Employee Individual Health Premiums

On May 13, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued FAQs addressing the consequences for employers that provide employer payment plans. The IRS clarified that these arrangements do not comply with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) market reforms and are subject to an excise tax.

1 Jun

COBRA and Exchange Rules Clarified

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) requires covered employers to provide employees and dependents who lose group health benefits with an opportunity to continue their coverage. Individuals who are eligible for health coverage under COBRA are known as “qualified beneficiaries.”