Federal Open Enrollment Reminder

Small Group Federal Open Enrollment Reminder 11/15/19 through 12/15/19 all carriers (NO EXCEPTIONS)* The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires health insurers to offer a one-month Special Open Enrollment Period, where eligible small groups can enroll in coverage without having to meet standard employer-contribution and/or employee-participation ratios. The Special Open Enrollment Period allows eligible small groups… Read More

2020 New York Paid Family Leave (PFL) Rate Announced

The Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced the NY PFL rate for 2020 as follows: The maximum contribution rate for PFL will be 0.27% of the employee’s gross annualized wages capped at the New York State Average Weekly Wage (NYSAWW) of $72,860.84 per year. This means the 2020 maximum annual contribution per employee for PFL… Read More

House votes to repeal ObamaCare’s ‘Cadillac tax’

By Peter Sullivan, The Hill on 7/17/19 The House on Wednesday voted to repeal ObamaCare’s “Cadillac Tax” on high-cost health plans, removing a part of the health law opposed by many in both parties. The wide bipartisan vote of 419-6 illustrates how the tax is one of the few areas of ObamaCare that has opposition across… Read More

House lawmakers unite to kill Obamacare provision

By Tami Luhby, CNN on 7/18/19 There’s not much about Obamacare that Democrats and Republicans agree on. But getting rid of the Cadillac tax is one of the rare points of unity.   House lawmakers came together Wednesday to repeal the provision that levies a tax on high-cost health insurance plans by a vote of… Read More

House Passes Full Repeal of ACA’s Cadillac Tax

NAHU Update 7/17/19 at 9:25 PM The House of Representatives voted 419-6 to pass H.R. 748, NAHU-supported legislation to fully repeal the ACA’s Cadillac/excise Tax. It will next be considered by the Senate, where a companion bill, S. 684, has 42 bipartisan co-sponsors. NAHU and our partners in the Alliance to Fight the 40 have long called… Read More

You’re Invited to a Webinar

Email Sent: 6/15/19   New Opportunities Provided by the Final HRA Regulations A Webinar Presented by our Legal Partner, Thompson Hine LLP   DATE: Wednesday, July 24 TIME: 12:00 to 1:00 PM Register Here   The Trump Administration recently released the final rule on the expansion of Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA’s). This rule gives employers… Read More

Important PCORI Deadline Information: Fees Due July 31, 2019

Email Sent: 6/12/19 Below is a summary of PCORI fee requirements so you can advise your clients about this upcoming compliance deadline. What is the PCORI Fee? The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study clinical effectiveness and health outcomes. To finance the nonprofit institute’s work, a small annual fee… Read More

IRS Announces 2020 HSA Contribution Limits, HDHP & ACA Out of Pocket Maximums

Email Sent: 6/3/19   Below is a recap of what’s changed and a link to download our 2019/2020 Contribution Limit flyer.   Allowable HSA contributions will rise $50 for individual and $100 for family HDHP maximum out-of-pocket will rise $150 for individual and $300 for family ACA maximum out-of-pocket will rise $150 for individual and $300… Read More

Senate Rejects Slimmed-Down Obamacare Repeal as McCain Votes No

The New York Times By ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN JULY 27, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Senate in the early hours of Friday morning rejected a new, scaled-down Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, derailing the Republicans’ seven-year campaign to dismantle President Barack Obama’s signature health care law and dealing a… Read More