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Possible Health Care Transparency Rule Would Open Cost Data in Totally New Way

Trump administration officials have put the can opener in place on one of the most volatile issues of health care – how much does it really cost – and are now considering if they should go ahead and open this can of worms. The U.S. Dept of Health & Human […]

Shutdown Talk About Refunds Doesn’t Change Employer Filings

All the hubbub over the federal government shutdown has resulted in some confusion and questions about taxpayers and potential tax refunds they may be due.  Importantly, and as a reminder, we point out two important facts: This latest discussion concerns ONLY individuals and their individual Form 1040 tax filings and […]

ACA Remains in Force, Despite Court Ruling It’s Unconstitutional

A Texas federal district judge on Friday,  Dec. 14, 2018, held that the individual mandate was unconstitutional, and the remainder of the ACA was invalid and unenforceable in Texas v U.S. The court reasoned that without the individual mandate tax penalty, which was reduced to zero effective Jan. 1, 2019, under the […]

Long Term Care

IRS Extends Form 1095-B and 1095-C Deadlines, Also Provides Relief for Good-Faith Reporting

The IRS has now extended the due date for providing individuals with a 2018 Form 1095-B or 1095-C from January 31, 2018, to March 4, 2019. The extension was part of Notice 2018-94. Notably, the due date for filing 2018 Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, and 1095-C remains February 28, 2019, […]

Supreme Court

Rhetoric v. Reality: What is the Future for the Employer Mandate & Reporting?

With Republicans in control of the White House and both houses of Congress since 2016, many expected or hoped that the Affordable Care Act, in its entirety, would be a thing of the past by now. For Applicable Large Employers (ALEs), who may have anticipated relief from the employer mandate […]