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Group Planners Inc. Blog: 11_2017

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SHRM (November 15, 2017) The IRS plans to begin notifying employers in "late 2017" of their potential liability for failing to provide health coverage compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The agency recently posted online a new set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that explains the notification process and how employers can appeal the penalty determination. READ MORE >>

UnitedHealthcare - November 13, 2017 On Oct. 18, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance for individuals answering questions about health coverage on their federal tax return. Beginning in the 2018 reporting year, when individuals prepare their 2017 federal tax return, they must indicate if they and others on their return: READ MORE >>

The Washington Post (11/9, Eilperin, Goldstein) reports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Wednesday reported that 601,462 Americans enrolled in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act from November 1-4, the start of open enrollment. READ MORE >>

The Washington Post (11/6, Eilperin) reports enrollment “has surged compared to the past,” according to an unnamed official at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, who said over 200,000 had chosen a plan on the first day, which the Post says is “more than double” last year’s first day. READ MORE >>

The AP (11/3, Fram) reported that on Friday, the US House voted 242-174 to approve “five more years of financing for” the Children’s Health Insurance Program, but “a partisan battle over paying for the extension” is expected to delay Senate approval of the bill. READ MORE >>

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