Regulatory roundup

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

Early release of estimates from the National Health Interview Survey
A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) presents selected estimates of health insurance coverage for the civilian noninstitutionalized U.S. population based on data from the January–March 2016 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), along with comparable estimates from previous calendar years.

Estimates for 2016 are based on data for 24,317 persons. Estimates of public and private coverage, coverage through exchanges, and enrollment in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) and consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) are also presented. Detailed appendix tables at the end of this report show estimates by selected demographics.

To read the entire report, click here.

IRS schedules two ACA webinars
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scheduled two free webinars on issues related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): Determining full-time status; and overview of requirements for charitable hospitals.

I. Overview of Requirements for Charitable Hospitals Under ACA (September 19 at 2 p.m. ET)

The ACA added additional requirements that affect tax-exempt hospitals. Learn about:

• Community benefit standard for 501(c)(3) hospitals
• Community health needs assessment and implementation strategy
• Financial assistance and emergency medical care policy
• Limitation on charge requirements
• Billing and collection requirements

To register for this webinar, click here.

II. Determining full-time employees for purposes of the Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions (September 22 at 2 p.m. ET)

• Determining full-time employees for purposes of the Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions
• How to determine full-time status for employees who are seasonal, part-time, or who work nontraditional schedules
• Using the look-back method and the monthly measurement method
• Initial measurement, stability, standard measurement, and administrative periods

To register for this webinar, click here.

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