In its ongoing process of enforcing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is not giving employers an adequate opportunity to contest the basis for the penalties against them, a plan sponsor group contends.
A recent Executive Order on health care calls for an expansion of the set of healthcare services that may be covered on a predeductible basis without jeopardizing health savings account (HSA) eligibility. Other provisions of Executive Order (E.O.) 13877, signed June 24, address flexible spending account (FSA) rollovers, tax-deductible medical expenses, and balance billing.
In a sign of states’ growing role in privacy enforcement, a vendor of electronic health records agreed to pay $900,000 to settle a multistate lawsuit alleging violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and various state laws.
Employers may begin offering health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) as soon as January 1, 2020, to employees who enroll in individual health coverage, under a rule finalized June 13 by the Trump administration.
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