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Compliance Bulletin: New Regulations Expand Exemptions from the ACA’s Contraceptive Mandate

On Oct. 6, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued two interim final rules expanding certain exemptions from the ACA’s contraceptive coverage mandate, based on an employer’s religious beliefs or moral convictions, and making the accommodations approach optional for eligible organizations. This ACA Compliance Bulletin provides an overview of the new regulations.Click here to read

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Compliance Bulletin: Final Forms for 2017 ACA Reporting Released

On Sept. 28, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released final 2017 forms for reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056.2017 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C are used by applicable large employers (ALEs) to report under Section 6056, as well as for combined Section 6055 and 6056 reporting by ALEs who sponsor self-insured plans. Related draft instructions

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ACA Compliance Bulletin: New SBC Template Required for 2018 Open Enrollment

  The updated template and related materials for the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) are required to be used for annual open enrollment periods beginning on or after April 1, 2017. For calendar year plans, this means that the updated template must be used for the 2018 open enrollment period. The SBC is a

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Compliance Overview: Medicare Part D – Creditable Coverage Disclosure Notices

  Employers with group health plans that provide prescription drug coverage to individuals who are eligible for Medicare Part D must comply with certain disclosure requirements. Group health plan sponsors must disclose to individuals who are eligible for Medicare Part D and to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) whether their prescription drug

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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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