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Congressional Republicans Announce Probable Starting...
January 31, 2017
This week a group of Republican Senators unveiled the “Patient Freedom Act” (PFA), which will likely be the initial framework for the “replace” part of their effort to “repeal-and-replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Don’t Fall For The Pre-Tax Wellness Program Scam
October 21, 2016

A small number of operators in the benefits industry have been selling so-called “tax-free” wellness programs to employers. IRS has taken notice, but not in a good way.

The pitch goes something like this: An employer...

IRS Nixes Individual Policy Arrangements
November 07, 2016

As we enter in to the calendar year 2017 enrollment season, it’s as good a time as any to remind everyone that the IRS has again made clear that employer-paid plans for individual health insurance plans are no longer...

What President Trump’s First ACA-Related Executive Order...
January 23, 2017

As expected, within hours of his inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump issued an executive order regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which he and other Republicans have opposed since...

The ACA Is Not Going Away
May 06, 2016

We are just over six months away from the 2016 election and –well—we certainly won’t pretend to know with any level of certainty what will happen. 

That said, six months ago (or so), Clinton looked to be an absolute lock...

“Pre-tax,” “Post-tax,” “Non-Taxable”—What does all of...
December 14, 2016

FSAs, HRAs, HSAs and CRAs are creatures of the federal tax code, which is notoriously complicated. To try to make things easier, we in the benefits industry sometimes use shorthand and other jargon, but sometimes these...

IRS announces extension of ACA coverage reporting...
December 30, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service has announced a brief reprieve for employers and carriers with regard to the Affordable Care Act's coverage reporting requirements. NOTE: These extensions apply to filings for tax year 2015...