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DISCUSSIONS BEGIN REGARDING THE CADILLAC TAX

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has published Notice 2015-16, which is intended to initiate and inform the process of developing regulatory guidance regarding the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage under, commonly called the Cadillac tax.  Section 4980I … Continue reading

HHS FINALIZES MINIMUM VALUE RULE REGARDING HOSPITAL COVERAGE

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has finalized its proposed rule that requires employer-sponsored plans to cover hospitalizations and physician services in order to be considered minimum value under health care reform.  There is transition relief for employers … Continue reading

IRS Grants Relief to Small Employers on Individual Policies

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 2015-17 provides limited relief to small employers that have been paying for individual health insurance policies.  This Notice also reiterates that employer payment plans are group health plans that will fail to comply with the … Continue reading