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ACA Compliance Bulletin: Draft Forms for 2017 ACA Reporting Released

  On July 28, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released draft 2017 forms for reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056.  2017 draft Forms 1094-C and 1095-C will be used by applicable large employers (ALEs) to report under Section 6056, as well as for combined Section 6055 and 6056 reporting by ALEs

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ACA Compliance Bulletin: Senate Rejects Efforts to Repeal the ACA

  In the early morning hours of July 28, 2017, members of the U.S. Senate voted 49-51 to reject a “skinny” version of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), called the Health Care Freedom Act (HCFA). This was the final vote of the Senate’s 20-hour debate period, and effectively ends the

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ACA Compliance Bulletin: Senate Votes to Take Up the AHCA for Debate

  On July 25, 2017, members of the U.S. Senate voted 50-50 to open up the American Health Care Act (AHCA) for debate and amendments in the Senate, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote in favor of the measure. The AHCA is the bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that

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Compliance Overview: 2018 Open Enrollment Checklist

  To prepare for open enrollment, group health plan sponsors should be aware of the legal changes affecting the design and administration of their plans for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2018. Employers should review their plan documents to confirm that they include these required changes. In addition, any changes to a health

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ACA Compliance Bulletin: Senate Releases Draft ACA Replacement Bill

  On June 22, 2017, Republicans in the U.S. Senate released their proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The Senate bill closely mirrors the proposal passed in the House of Representatives—the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—with some differences. For example, unlike the AHCA, the

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