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Getting Clarity on Transparency: What Health Plan Sponsors Need to Know about Publishing Machine-Readable Files

As of July 1, 2022, group health plans must clear one of the first major compliance hurdles required by the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Transparency in Coverage (TiC) Final Rules. By that date, plans and insurance carriers must have prepared and posted two machine-readable files (MRFs) to a ...

Compliance Recap | April 2022

After several very quiet months this year, April saw renewed compliance activity. The IRS provided guidance on transportation fringe benefits unused due to COVID-19 workplace changes and announced inflation-adjusted amounts for HSAs and HRAs. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ...

HHS Releases Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2023 Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a final rule along with a fact sheet addressing the benefit and payment parameters for 2023. According to CMS, the 2023 benefit and payment parameters final rule seeks to strengthen the coverage offered by qualified health ...

2023 Contribution and Coverage Limits for HSAs

On April 29, 2022, IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2022-24, which provides the 2023 cost-of-living contribution and coverage adjustments for HSAs, as required under Code Section 223(g). It also includes the 2023 limit for Excepted Benefit HRAs. The limits for many items have increased for 2023.   ...

Treasury Proposes Rule to Alter ACA Affordability and Minimum Value for Marketplace Premium Tax Credit Eligibility

The Department of Treasury recently issued proposed regulations to modify the rules for individuals to qualify for premium tax credits (PTCs) to help pay for Marketplace health coverage effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2023. The new rules, if finalized, will base PTC ...

HDHPs Can Waive Deductible for Telehealth for Remainder of Year

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Read time: 2 minutes The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (CAA), recently signed into law to avoid a government shutdown, includes a provision that will reinstate COVID-related telehealth coverage relief for high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) that choose to permit it. The CAA allows HDHP ...

Compliance Recap | January 2022

Feb. 9, 2022 January brought breaking news that the U.S. Supreme Court (the Court) would stop OSHA from enforcing its employee COVID-19 test or vaccinate emergency temporary standard (ETS) for employers with 100 or more employees. Although the decision doesn’t end the OSHA ETS permanently, it ...

Departments Clarify Required Coverage of At-Home OTC COVID-19 Tests

February 7, 2022 Read time: 5 minutes The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury (collectively, the Departments) recently issued updated FAQ guidance to explain how employer group health plans may comply with the requirement to cover with no cost-sharing or ...

Supreme Court Strikes Down OSHA’s Vaccine ETS: An Employer’s Six-Step Priority List

Jan. 14. 2022 Read time: 5 minutes The Supreme Court just blocked the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) vaccine Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) from being enforced for the foreseeable future, meaning your compliance to-do list has gotten significantly shorter – ...

Group Health Plans, Insurers Must Cover At-Home COVID-19 Tests

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (collectively, the Departments) issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Monday that generally require group health plans and insurers to cover the costs of at-home over-the-counter COVID-19 tests (OTC COVID-19 Tests) ...

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