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ACA Repeal and Replace Efforts Unsuccessful in U.S. Senate
Called the “skinny repeal bill,” it would have eliminated the individual mandate penalty and temporarily repealed the employer mandate penalty and medical device tax along with providing states flexibility on certain ACA requirements.
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ACA Repeal and Replace Efforts Continue in the Senate
There is not enough support among Senate Republicans to consider the bill this month, so Senate Republican leaders will attempt to schedule a vote on the BCRA following the July 4th recess provided the bill has garnered sufficient Republican backing.
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2017 Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee Due July 31
The Affordable Care Act imposes an annual fee called the Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee (CERF) on insurers and plan sponsors of self-insured coverage to help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. This email includes a brief r
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The American Health Care Act (AHCA) Passes the U.S. House
Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amended version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a vote of 217-213. House Republicans crafted the AHCA as a budget reconciliation bill to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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Information about the Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee in 2017
ACA imposes an annual fee called the Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee (CERF) on insurers and plan sponsors of self-insured coverage to help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. This email includes a brief review of...
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Final Regulations Issued for Individual Market Stabilization
On April 13, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued final regulations to help stabilize the individual and small group markets. These final regulations, effective June 19, 2017, do not significantly differ from the proposed...
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AHCA Withdrawn - What’s Next?
On Friday, March 24, efforts by U.S. House Republicans to utilize the budget reconciliation process to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) experienced a significant setback with the withdrawal of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) befor
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The American Health Care Act – A Milestone Toward Repeal and Replace
The next era of U.S. health care reform is underway with a focus on repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Last week marked the latest milestone in this process with House Republicans introducing two different bills, collectively called
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Proposed Regulations Issued for Individual Market Stabilization
On 2/15/17, HHS released a proposed rule to help stabilize the individual and small group markets. It is the first example of how the Secretary of HHS may reduce the “economic burden” of the ACA, as directed in the 1/20/17 Executive Order.
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Navigating the Road Ahead
The next era of U.S. health care reform has begun and Congress has taken initial steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Cigna will share periodic updates as the process unfolds – summarizing what we know and don’t know – to help you stay info
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2018 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters - Final Regulations
These final regulations, effective for plans and plan years beginning on and after 1/1/2018, are relatively the same as the proposed regulations issued 8/29/2016. Among a variety of provision updates that impact individual & small group markets...
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IRS Extends Reporting Due Dates for 1095 Forms Sent to Individuals
On November 18, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced extended deadlines for 2016 Minimum Essential Coverage (Section 6055) and Large Employer Shared Responsibility (Section 6056) reporting due to individuals in early 2017.
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Nondiscrimination Requirements and Self-Funded Impacts
Among a wide range of requirements, this guidance specifically prohibits categorical exclusions and limitations on health care services related to gender reassignment, including gender reassignment surgery.
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IRS MEC reporting requirements update
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Cigna must report to the IRS all individuals covered under your insured medical plan during the prior calendar year, i.e., “minimum essential coverage” (MEC) reporting.
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Final 2016 Forms and Instructions for IRS Reporting Requirements
These forms and instructions will be used for Affordable Care Act (ACA) Applicable Large Employer reporting (for compliance with the ‘employer mandate’) and self-insured large group Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) reporting for coverage offered in c
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