Information Center - Health Care Reform

Compliance Overview: Taxability of Wellness Program Rewards

  Employer-sponsored wellness programs often incorporate rewards or incentives to encourage employees to participate. Because there are numerous legal requirements for wellness program design, employers sometimes overlook the federal tax implications of a program’s rewards. As a general rule, wellness incentives are subject to the same federal tax rules as any other employee rewards or

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Compliance Bulletin: IRS Announces HSA/HDHP Limits for 2018

  On May 5, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2017-37 to announce the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2018. These limits include: The maximum HSA contribution limit; The minimum deductible amount for HDHPs; and The maximum out-of-pocket expense limit for HDHPs. These

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ACA Compliance Bulletin: House Republicans Pass Amended AHCA

  On May 4, 2017, members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted 217-213 to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), after it had been amended several times. The AHCA is the proposed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The AHCA needed 216 votes to pass in the House. Ultimately,

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ACA Compliance Bulletin: Audit Reveals Pay or Play Enforcement Issues

  On April 7, 2017, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released the results of its audit to assess the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) preparations for ensuring compliance with the employer shared responsibility rules and related reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The TIGTA audit revealed a number of major system

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ACA Compliance Bulletin: Future of Certain ACA Taxes and Fees

  Several steps have been taken in 2017 toward repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the introduction of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Although the AHCA was withdrawn by Republicans, Congress may choose to pursue another ACA repeal and replacement bill in the future. While the future of the ACA as a whole

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