Regulatory roundup

More healthcare-related regulatory news for plan sponsors, including links to detailed information.

Transitional reinsurance program: Annual enrollment contributions form and procedures released
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the “Transitional reinsurance annual enrollment and contributions submission form” on October 24. The form, available at, has now been released along with an overview and procedures for reinsurance contributions.

Here is the guidance provided:

Annual enrollment and contributions submission form manual
Supporting documentation job aid manual
ACA transitional reinsurance program annual enrollment contributions submission
Overview and procedures for reinsurance contributions

IRS issues information for employers about their responsibilities under the ACA
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has published guidance informing employers of their duties under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Employers with 50 or more full-time and full-time-equivalent employees are generally considered to be “applicable large employers” (ALEs) under the employer shared responsibility provisions of the ACA. Applicable large employers are subject to the employer shared responsibility provisions. However, more than 95% of employers are not ALEs and are not subject to these provisions because they have fewer than 50 full-time and full-time-equivalent employees.

For additional information, click here.

CMS posts new common questions and RDS spotlight
The CMS has published more than 200 common questions on the Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Program website. Additionally, a new RDS Spotlight section has been added to the homepage.

For additional information, click here.