EBIA Weekly Newsletter

IRS Information Letter Addresses HSA Ineligibility Due to Medicare Entitlement

   April 27, 2017

IRS Information Letter 2017-0003 (March 8, 2017) Available at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-wd/17-0003.pdf The IRS has released an information letter confirming that individuals are disqualified from establishing a health savings account (HSA) if their contributions are attributable entirely to a period when they are entitled to Medicare. The letter responds to an inquiry from an individual … Read More

Treasury Inspector General Report Assesses IRS’s Efforts to Implement Employer Shared Responsibility

   April 27, 2017

TIGTA Report No. 2017-43-027, “Affordable Care Act: Assessment of Efforts to Implement the Employer Shared Responsibility Provision” (Apr. 7, 2017) and Press Release (Apr. 10, 2017) Report Press Release The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has released an audit report assessing the IRS’s preparations for ensuring compliance with the … Read More

Failure to Perform Risk Analysis or Adopt Risk Management Plan Leads to $400,000 HIPAA Settlement

   April 27, 2017

Metro Community Provider Network: Resolution Agreement (Apr. 7, 2017) and Press Release (Apr. 12, 2017) Resolution Agreement Press Release HHS’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced a $400,000 settlement with a community health center—a HIPAA covered entity—related to the breach of 3,200 individuals’ protected health information (PHI). OCR’s investigation began … Read More

EBIA Is Your Trusted Compliance Resource

   April 20, 2017

Keeping track of health care reform changes can be challenging. And finding answers for self-insured health plans can be time-consuming. Let EBIA help by explaining the latest developments and providing depth and detail along with practical compliance tips, examples, and tables. Here are highlights of recent updates to our Health Care Reform and Self-Insured Health … Read More