EBIA Weekly Newsletter

HHS Seeks Comments on Limited Wraparound Coverage as an Excepted Benefit

   December 21, 2017

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 82 Fed. Reg. 59622 (Dec. 15, 2017) Available at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-15/pdf/2017-27048.pdf HHS has issued a notice requesting comments on certain facets of offering limited wraparound coverage. The agencies issued final regulations in 2015 to add limited wraparound coverage—employer-sponsored coverage intended to supplement (i.e., wrap … Read More

Court Blocks Regulations Broadening Exemption From Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

   December 21, 2017

Pennsylvania v. Trump, 2017 WL 6398465 (E.D. Pa. 2017) A federal trial court has issued a preliminary injunction blocking the federal government from enforcing two interim final regulations issued in October 2017 that immediately expanded the exemptions from the Affordable Care Act’s requirement to provide certain contraceptive coverage without cost-sharing (see our Checkpoint Read More

Tax Reform Legislation Contains Employee Benefits Changes, Including Elimination of Individual Mandate Penalty

   December 21, 2017

An Act to Provide for Reconciliation Pursuant to Titles II and V of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (“Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”), H.R. 1 Available at https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/hr1/BILLS-115hr1eas2.pdf Congress has passed and the President is expected to sign tax reform legislation that includes a number of … Read More

Does an Employee’s Prior Consent to Electronic Furnishing of Form W-2 Also Apply to Receiving Form 1095-C Electronically?

   December 21, 2017

QUESTION: Our company is an applicable large employer (ALE) and would like to distribute Form 1095-C electronically to employees. If an employee previously consented to receiving Form W-2 electronically, does that consent also apply to Form 1095-C? ANSWER: Unless the employee’s consent specifically identifies Form 1095-C, it will not serve as valid consent to receive … Read More

NEW: Early Bird Registration for 2018 EBIA Seminars!

   December 14, 2017

Use the link below to register now with a special early bird discount for EBIA Seminars, coming to five cities in May and June, 2018. Meanwhile, we’re wrapping up our 2017 webinar season with self-audit strategies for group health plans, and kicking off 2018 with the first installment of our new “Learning the Ropes” webinar … Read More