IRS to Begin Enforcing 4980H Penalties on Large Employers Before End of 2017

On November 2, 2017, the IRS issued guidance regarding the enforcement of Employer Shared Responsibility payments, otherwise known as the Section 4980H penalty. Questions 55-58 of the IRS Questions and Answers on Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions Under the Affordable Care … Continue reading

Posted in Employee Benefits, Health & Welfare Plans, Health Care Reform | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Share this Article:

Agencies Come Down Hard on Various Employer Health Plans and Arrangements

As we move into 2015, employers continue to grapple with numerous Health Care Reform concepts.  Employers should be cautious regarding arrangements promoted to avoid health care penalties because the agencies are cracking down, as shown below. On November 4, 2014, … Continue reading

Posted in Employee Benefits, Health & Welfare Plans, Health Care Reform | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Share this Article:

Gear Up for Reporting of Health Coverage

Starting in 2016, Section 6055 of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”), which was added by the Health Care Reform Act, requires all entities providing “minimum essential coverage” (“MEC”) to submit information to the IRS concerning each covered individual for … Continue reading

Posted in Employee Benefits, Health & Welfare Plans, Health Care Reform | Tagged , , , ,

Share this Article:

Final Regs on Health Care Reform Large Employer Penalties May Help Employers Who Hire Employees From Staffing Firms

As explained in my Checklist for Employers, a large employer will have to pay a subsection (a) penalty for any month if it does not offer “minimum essential coverage” (“MEC”) to substantially all (i.e., 70% for 2015 and 95% for … Continue reading

Posted in Employee Benefits, Health & Welfare Plans, Health Care Reform | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Share this Article:

What the heck is MEC?

Health care reform is confusing.  There are so many new terms and concepts.  One concept that has been getting a lot of attention lately is MEC.  MEC stands for “minimum essential coverage” and is a fancy name for basic health … Continue reading

Posted in Employee Benefits, Health & Welfare Plans, Health Care Reform | Tagged , , , ,

Share this Article: