MetLife COVID-19 Policy for Furloughed Employees and Premium Grace Periods

MetLife Furloughed Employees (if you have questions around a specific customer, we can escalate them to our COVID-19 Inquiries team): We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may require customers to unexpectedly furlough employees, and employee certificates may not include furloughs as an approved leave of absence.  If the certificate does not include furloughs as an… Read More

2020 ACA Reporting Deadlines for forms 1094/1095

Applicable large employers (ALEs)—those that had an average of 50 or more full-time employees or full-time equivalents during the 2019 calendar year must report whether they offered eligible employees affordable health coverage that provides minimum essential coverage and meets the minimum value threshold using Form 1095-C. Small employers with fewer than 50 full-time employees are… Read More

Congress has voted to fully repeal the Cadillac Tax and Health Insurance Tax

The legislation fully repeals the Cadillac Tax and repeals the Health Insurance Tax effective January 1, 2021. This means the Health Insurance Tax will still be in place for 2020 and will be gone in 2021. Below are summaries of these two taxes that are now fully repealed. Cadillac Tax: This tax was to take… Read More

House Passes Full Repeal of ACA’s Cadillac Tax

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to repeal the “Cadillac tax” on high-cost employer health insurance and it will next be considered by the Senate.   The “Cadillac Tax is currently set to begin in 2022 and places a 40% tax on the value of employer-provided health coverage above a certain cap, initially projected to… 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