By Employee Benefit Research Group
More healthcare-related regulatory news for plan sponsors, including links to detailed information.
IRS provides tax tips for employers with self-insured health plans
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has provided a tax tip for employers with self-insured health plans. All employers that provide self-insured health coverage to their employees are treated as coverage providers. These employers must file an annual return reporting certain information for each employee they cover.
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Treasury provides update on the ACA and tax filing season
The Department of Treasury has published a post on their Treasury Notes blog providing an update on the ACA and tax filing season. To read the post, click here.
Congressional Research Service publishes health exchange report
The Congressional Research Service has released a report entitled “Overview of Health Insurance Exchanges,” which provides an overview of the various components of the health insurance exchanges.
The report includes summary information about how exchanges are structured; the intended consumers for health insurance exchange plans; and consumer assistance available in the exchanges, as specified in the ACA. It also describes the availability of financial assistance for certain exchange consumers and small businesses and outlines the range of plans offered through exchanges.
To read the entire report, click here.
CMS’ RDS program posts announcements on user accounts and Medicare Part D enrollment
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Retiree Drug Subsidy Program has posted the following two announcements on its website: