Posts tagged ACA.

In the summer of 2019, I wrote a short blog on the death of the PCORI fee -- Ding, Dong, the PCORI Fee is Dead!.  When enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act, the fee was set to expire with plan/policy years ending after September 30, 2019.

The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, signed by President Trump on December 20, 2019, extended the PCORI fee for another ten years.  The fee is now set to expire with plan/policy years ending after September 30, 2029.

So, Ding, Dong, the PCORI Fee is NOT Dead!

Since 2015, employers and health insurers have been required to report health plan coverage information to the IRS and to individuals.  Why?  The information is necessary in order for the IRS to administer certain portions of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), such as whether (1) a “pay or play” penalty is assessable for noncompliance with the coverage requirements, (2) an individual is eligible for a premium tax subsidy, and (3) the individual mandate penalty is assessable.

Recently issued Notice 2019-63 contains three gifts from the IRS in the form of limited relief to ...

On June 13, the Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services jointly released final regulations dealing with health reimbursement accounts (“HRAs”).  These regulations fulfill the Trump administration’s directive to “increase the usability of HRAs, to expand employers’ ability to offer HRAs to their employees, and to allow HRAs to be used in conjunction with nongroup coverage.”


HRAs are employer-funded account-based plans from which employees may be reimbursed for qualifying medical expenses.  HRAs, like other account-based plans ...

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