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Health Reform Bulletin Archive

June 2016
HRB 118 - 1) ACA Reporting and Fee Reminders:  Section 6055/6056, PCORI Fees and Transitional Reinsurance Fees; 2) Final HHS Rules Address Nondiscrimination in Health Plans; and 3) Update on Women's Preventive Health Services (6/1/2016)

April 2016
HRB 117 - 1) Correction Forms 1094-C and 1095-C; 2) Required Contributions - Indexed Adjustments for Minimum Essential Coverage; 3) Revised SBC Templates; and 4) Update on Employer Appeals to Marketplace Determinations (4/18/2016)

December 2015
HRB 116 - Year-End Wrap Up (10/12/15)

October 2015

HRB 115 - 1) New Law Amends Definition of Small Employer; 2) Finalized ACA Reporting Forms - 1094/1095 Series; 3) Employer Notices of Marketplace Determinations; 4) Cost Sharing and Out-Of-Pocket Limits; 5) Adjusted PCORI Fee; 6) Determining Minimum Value Standard of Health Coverage; and 7) Nondiscrimination in Health Plans, Programs and Activities (10/12/15)

August 2015

HRB 114 - IRS Releases Draft 2015 1094/1095 Series Forms and Instructions (8/17/15)

HRB 113 - Additional IRS Approaches to Cadillac Tax: Transitional Reinsurance Fee Process for 2015 Benefit Year; State Innovation Waivers; and Applicability of ACA's Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions to Veterans and Native American Tribes (8/5/15)

July 2015

HRB 112 - Interim Guidance on Expatriate Plans; Updates on Section 6055/6056 Reporting; Final Rules on Preventive Services; PCOR and Transitional Reinsurance Fee Reminders (7/13/15)

June 2015

HRB 111 - Supreme Court Opinion:  King v. Burwell (6/25/15)

HRB 110 - SBC Rules; IRS Draft Versions of 1094/1095 Series Forms; Revised External Review Process (6/19/15)

May 2015

HRB 109 - Coverage of Preventive Services FAQs (5/20/15)

April 2015

HRB 108 - Transitional Reinsurance Fee Refund Requests (4/17/15)

March 2015

HRB 107 - 1) HHS Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016; 2) Preview of Cadillac Tax Implementation (3/3/15)

February 2015

HRB 106 - 1) Finalized ACA Reporting Forms and 2) Employer Appeals to Marketplace Determinations (2/16/15)

January 2015

HRB 105 - 1) Expatriate Plans Exempt from ACA; 2) Proposed SBC Changes; 3) Updated County Chart for Use in Language-Specific Plan Communications; 4) Excepted Wrap-Around Coverage; and 5) Taxpayer Assistance for Individuals (1/8/15)

December 2014

HRB 104 - Year -End Wrap Up (12/11/2014)

October 2014

HRB 103 - Completing the Transitional Reinsurance Fee Form (10/28/14)

HRB 102 - IRS Pronouncements (10/6/14)


September 2014

HRB 101 - IRS Releases Draft Instructions for ACA Shared Responsibility Reporting (9/15/14)



August 2014

HRB 100 - Implementation Update:  Women's Preventive Services (8/28/14)

HRB 99 - Implementation Updates (8/5/14)

HRB 98 - Small Business Tax Credit Final Regulations (8/5/14)

July 2014

HRB 97 - Preventive Services - Contraceptive Mandate (7/2/14)

June 2014

HRB 96 - Final Rules Address Orientation Period (6/26/14)

HRB 95 - PCOR Fees and Transitional Reinsurance Fees (6/18/14)

May 2014

HRB 94 - Implementation Guidance  (5/7/14)

April 2014

HRB 93 - Elimination of Deductible Limits in Small Employer Sponsored Plans (4/4/14)

March 2014

HRB 92 - IRS Final Rules – IRC Sections 6055 and 6056; and, HHS Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2015 (3/14/14)

HRB 91 - Exploring the Final Employer Shared Responsibility Regulations (3/10/14)

February 2014

HRB 90 - Final Rules – 90-Day Waiting Period (2/24/14)

HRB 89 - Final Rules Addressing the Employer Shared Responsibility Requirement (2/12/14)

January 2014

HRB 88 - Certification of Compliance with Electronic Transaction Requirements (1/23/14)

HRB 87 -Implementation Guidance FAQs (1/13/14)

HRB 86 - Excepted Benefit Proposed Regulations (1/6/14)

December 2013

HRB 85 - Year-end Wrap Up (12/23/13)

October 2013

HRB 84 - Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Updates (10/31/13)

September 2013

HRB 83 - Impact of ACA on HRAs, Health Care FSAs, and Other Employer Health Care Arrangements (9/20/13)

HRB 82 - Information Reporting by Employers on Health Coverage and Reporting of Minimum Essential Coverage (9/18/13)

HRB 81 - Guidance and Updates (9/11/13)

August 2013

HRB 80 - October 1st Deadline Reminder: Notice to Employees of Marketplace Coverage Options (8/28/13)

July 2013

HRB 79 - IRS Guidance on Delay of Employer Shared Responsibility Reporting Requirements (7/10/13)

HRB 78 - Women’s Health Services Mandate Final Regulations – Exemption for Religious Employers and Non-Profit Religious Organizations (7/5/13)

HRB 77 - Employer Shared Responsibility Reporting Requirements Delayed and Final Exchange Regulations (7/3/13)

June 2013

HRB 76 - Reporting and Paying PCOR Fees – Revised Form 720 Issued (6/4/13)

HRB 75 - Final Rules Issued: Nondiscriminatory Wellness Programs and Small Business Health Options Program (6/3/13)

May 2013

HRB 74 - Notice to Employees of Coverage Options; Updated COBRA Model (5/10/13)

HRB 73 - Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (5/9/13)

HRB 72 - Minimum Value and Affordability; Shortened Exchange Application (5/7/13)

April 2013

HRB 71 - Updated Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) Guidance and New FAQs (4/25/13)

March 2013

HRB 70 - 90 Day Wait and Other Updates (3/26/13)

HRB 69 - Implementation Guidance and Applicability of ACA to Expatriate Group Health Coverage (3/12/13)

HRB 68 - Final Rules Relating to Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements and Form M-1 (3/8/13)

February 2013

HRB 67- 1) Whistleblower Protections for ACA Violations; 2) Final Health Insurance Market and Rate Review Rules (2/28/13)

HRB 66 - Final Essential Health Benefit Regulations and Determining Actuarial Value & Minimum Value in Plans (2/25/13)

HRB 65 -1) Individual Minimum Essential Coverage and 2) Affordability Standard (2/6/13)

HRB 64 - Women’s Preventive Services Update Impacting Religious Organizations (2/6/13)

January 2013

HRB 63 - Sub-Regulatory Guidance and FAQs Issued (1/25/13)

HRB 62 - Shared Responsibility Guidance (1/9/13)

December 2012

HRB 61 - 1) Premium Stabilization Program Proposals and 2) Chart of Health Plan Fees and Taxes (12/18/12)

HRB 60 - Final Regulations Issued: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Fees and Medical Device Tax (12/11/12)

HRB 59 - Additional Medicare Tax - Clarifications and Proposed Regulations Issued (12/10/12)

November 2012

HRB 58 - Proposed Regulations: Wellness Programs, Essential Health Benefits and Rating Restrictions, Guaranteed Issue and Renewal Rules (11/28/12)

HRB 57 - A Primer on ACA’s Variable Employee Rules (11/5/12)

HRB 56 - Reminder: Fast Approaching Form W-2 Reporting Requirement (11/1/12)

September 2012

HRB 55 - Guidance Issued Relating to 90-day Waiting Period and Defining Full-time Employee (9/4/12)

July 2012

HRB 54 - Medical Loss Ratio Rebates (7/10/12)

June 2012

HRB 53 - The Supreme Court Has Spoken...Now What? (6/28/12)

HRB 52 - Implementation Guidance on Medicare Tax and Upcoming Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Reform (6/27/12)

May 2012

HRB 51 - Guidance Issued Relating to $2,500 FSA Salary Reduction Cap (5/31/12)

HRB 50 - ACA Updates: 1) Summary of Benefits & Coverage; 2) Minimum Loss Ratio Rules - Notice Requirement (5/17/12)

April 2012

HRB 49 - Fees on Health Insurance Policies & Self-Insured Plans: Patient-Centered Outcome Research Trust Fund (4/18/12)

March 2012

HRB 48 - Overview of Final Exchange Regulations (3/28/12)

HRB 47 - 1) Summary of Benefits and Coverage; 2) Women's Preventive Services Update (3/21/12)

February 2012

HRB 46 - Preventive Health Services for Women: Regulations Final – Limited Exception for Certain Church Plans (2/13/12)

HRB 45 - ACA Updates (2/10/12)

January 2012

HRB 44 - Additional IRS Guidance on W-2 Reporting Requirement (1/6/12)

December 2011

HRB 43 - Year-end Wrap Up (12/21/11)

HRB 42 - Final Minimum Loss Ratio Regulations Issued and ERRP Closes (12/12/11)

November 2011

HRB 41 - More ACA Updates (11/28/11)

October 2011

HRB 40 - ACA Updates: CLASS Act Suspended, Increase in ERRP Cost Thresholds and Amounts, and What are Essential Benefits? (10/18/11)

August 2011

HRB 39 - Relief for Stand-Alone Health Reimbursement Arrangements (8/23/11)

HRB 38 - Proposals on Exchanges, Premium Assistance and Uniform Benefit Summary (8/18/11)

HRB 37 - Preventive Care Coverage Expanded to include Women's Health Services (8/3/2011)

July 2011

HRB 36 - Modifications to Claims and Appeals, and External Review Processes (7/11/11)

June 2011

HRB 35 - Update: Mini-Med Plan Waivers (6/22/11)

April 2011

HRB 34 - Repeal of Free-Choice Vouchers and Form 1099 Reporting (4/18/11)

HRB 33 - Grandfathered Status and ERRP Updates (4/4/2011)

March 2011

HRB 32 - IRS Issues Interim Guidance on W-2 Reporting (3/30/11)

HRB 31 - Delay in Claims and Appeals Enforcement (3/22/11)

January 2011

HRB 30 - Limited Relief for Debit Card Purchases of OTC Medications (1/10/11)

December 2010

HRB 29 - Agencies Issue Additional PPACA Clarifications (12/23/10)

HRB 28 - Implementation of Salary-based Discrimination Rules Delayed (12/23/10)

HRB 27 - Additional Guidelines to the Small Business Tax Credit (12/22/10)

HRB 26 - Mini-Med Plans: Increased Transparency and Disclosure (12/20/10)

HRB 25 - State Tax Treatment of Older-aged Dependent Coverage (12/16/10)

November 2010

HRB 24 - Amendment to Grandfathered Health Plan Rules (11/17/10)

October 2010

HRB 23 - Agencies Issue PPACA Clarifications (10/12/10)

HRB 22 - Limited PPACA Exemption for Self-Funded, Non-Federal (10/12/10)

HRB 21 - Early Retiree Reimbursement Program Updates (10/5/10)

September 2010

HRB 20 - Mini-Med Plan Relief from Annual Limit Restriction Offered (9/21/10)

HRB 19 - Over-the-Counter Medication Prohibition Clarified (9/7/10)

HRB 18 - Update: Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (9/1/10)

HRB 17 - Simple Cafeteria Plans (9/1/10)

August 2010

HRB 16 - Federal External Claims Review: Interim Procedures and Model Notices (8/30/10)

HRB 15 - Salary-based Discrimination Rules Applicable to Fully Insured Group Health Plans (8/24/10)

HRB 14 - Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (“PCIP”) (8/19/10)

HRB 13 - Expanded 1099 Reporting Requirements for 2012 and Call for Public Comment (8/3/10)

HRB 12 - Break Time for Nursing Mothers (8/3/10)

July 2010

HRB 11 - Internal Claims and Appeals, and External Review Process (7/26/10)

HRB 10 - Preventive Health Services (7/15/10)

HRB 9 - New Model Notices Issued (7/12/10)

June 2010

HRB 8 - Early Retiree Reinsurance Program Application Process Opened (6/29/10)

HRB 7 - Patient's Bill of Rights (6/23/10)

HRB 6 - Grandfathered Health Plans Rules (6/16/10)

HRB 5 - Early Retiree Subsidy – Initial Application Date is Approaching (6/11/10)

May 2010

HRB 4 - The Small Business Health Care Tax Credit (5/20/10)

HRB 3 - Health Reform's Coverage for Dependent Children Explained (5/10/10)

HRB 2 - Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (5/5/10)

April 2010

HRB 1 - IRS Guidance: Tax-Favored Status of Dependent Coverage (4/28/10)

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