Regulatory roundup

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

GAO observations of ACA’s enrollment controls for coverage and subsidies
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a report entitled “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Observations on 18 undercover tests of enrollment controls for health-care coverage and consumer subsidies provided under the Act.” The GAO was asked to examine controls for application and enrollment for coverage through the federal marketplace.

To read the entire report, click here.

JCT issues present law and background information on federal excise taxes
The U.S. Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released a report entitled “Present law and background information on federal excise taxes” (JCT Report JCX-99-15). The document provides a description of present-law federal excise taxes and, when applicable, background information on trust funds financed with excise tax revenues.

The document contains information on excise taxes related to employee pension and benefit plans and excise taxes related to healthcare.

The entire report can be downloaded here.

IRS issues answers regarding PCORI fee
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued 16 questions and answers regarding the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) trust fund fee.

To read the questions and answers, click here.