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New Survey Finds High Deductible Health Plans Gain Popularity with Workers
A new survey from Kaiser Family Foundation (Kaiser) finds that more workers are opting for high deductible health plans (HDHPs) with 29 percent of workers electing such plans in 2016 as compared to 20 percent in 2014. High deductible plans are compatible with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) or are tied to Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) and feature lower average health insurance premiums than other plan types. Read more>>
IRS Offers Social Media Resources to Help With Affordable Care Act Compliance
At, employers and taxpayers will find frequently asked questions, legal guidance, and links to other useful sites. The IRS also offers a number of social media tools to find information about the health care law, including a video and other updates on Twitter and easy to use online tools. Read more>>
IRS Issues Mid-Year Affordable Care Act Reminder
A new tax tip from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reminds employers that the size and structure of their workforces determine which part of the health care law applies to their workforces.   Work forces typically fluctuate, so it’s important to annually determine the size of your workforce. Read more>>
New Online Tools Help Employers Estimate Health Care Law’s Effect on Taxes
A new tax tip from the Internal Revenue Service announces the availability of two new electronic estimator tools for employers.  The new tools come from the IRS’ Taxpayer Advocate Service. Read more>>
One Employee, Two Employees, Three Employees, Four…
A new tax tip from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reminds employers of the importance of knowing  how many full-time employees they have because two provisions of the Affordable Care Act – employer shared responsibility and employer information reporting for offers of minimum essential coverage – apply only to applicable large employers (ALEs).  Whether an organization is an ALE for a particular calendar year depends on the size of its workforce in the preceding calendar year. Read more>>

Employer Deadlines are Approaching for Filing 1094-B&C and 1095 –B&C Forms with the IRS 
All applicable large employers – employers with 50 or more full-time employees, including full-time equivalents – must provide the Internal Revenue Service must file their paper 1095-C forms by May 31 or E-file with the IRS by June 30 according to a recent IRS announcement reminding employers of the upcoming deadlines. Read more>>

IRS Health Care Law Webinars Available for Employers and Health Coverage Providers
According to a May 3 email update from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), “Employers and health coverage providers have access to newly updated webinars from the IRS. These recorded webinars explain the employer provisions, information reporting, and related tax requirements that are part of the Affordable Care Act. Read more>>

 Key Legal Decisions

House v Burwell - In May 2016, a federal district court in DC ruled that funds to pay cost-sharing subsidies to health insurers under Section 1402 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) had never been appropriated by Congress. In her opinion, Judge Rosemary Collyer concluded that this was unlawful [5/12/16]. The federal government is appealing the decision.
King v Burwell – Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Congress made premium tax-credit subsidies available nationwide on both state- and federally-run exchanges. (US Supreme Court [6/25/15])

Burwell v Hobby Lobby -
Under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), closely-held for-profit corporations cannot be required by the ACA to provide group health plan coverage of certain kinds of contraceptives that the corporations' owners find religiously objectionable. (US Supreme Court [6/30/14])

National Federation of Independent Business v Sebelius -
Provisions under the ACA, that require most Americans to buy health insurance (the individual mandate) and expand the scope of Medicaid, are valid exercises of Congress's power under the taxing and spending clauses of the Constitution. The federal government, however, cannot coerce individual states to participate in Medicaid expansion by threatening to withdraw all of their Medicaid funding. (US Supreme Court [6/28/12])

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 Important Deadlines


Review this timeline​ to learn about the provisions of the Affordable Care Act that have or will be implemented. You may also view this at-a-glance version.