Archive for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Category

New Regulations Exempt Objecting Employers and Colleges from Contraception Coverage Mandate

The Departments of the Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Labor have issued proposed and interim final contraceptive mandate rules that are effective on October 6, 2017. The new regulations exempt objecting nongovernment employers from the general requirement to provide contraceptive coverage at no cost to participants…

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ACA Repeal & Replacement Fails in Senate; Administrative Changes Possible

At press time, it appears that legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – including its taxes – will not be revisited until after Congress’ August recess. Although there have not been any legislative changes to the ACA, there could be administrative changes. “The…

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Senate Passes Bill Dismantling Affordable Care Act

The Senate on December 3 approved by a margin of 52-47 a budget reconciliation bill, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Bill of 2015 (HR 3762), which repeals portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) (P.L. 111-148). The Senate version, in the form of…

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Understanding Minimum Essential Coverage

The Affordable Care Act requires any person or organization that provides minimum essential coverage, including employers that provide self-insured group health plans, to report this coverage to the IRS and furnish statements to the covered individuals. These reporting requirements affect: Health insurance issuers or carriers The executive…

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PPACA Information Returns Project Needs Stronger Security and Testing Control Improvements, TIGTA Reports

According to a report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the IRS needs to make improvements to strengthen security and to test controls for the Affordable Care Act Information Returns Project. The IRS is required to calculate and collect annual fees based on reports…

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IRS Will Work with Taxpayers Liable for Individual Shared Responsibility Payment

Individuals liable for the Code Sec. 5000A shared responsibility payment will make their payments when they file their 2014 returns, William Smits, senior manager, IRS Wage & Investment Division, National ACA Outreach Coordinator for Individual Tax Provisions, reminded practitioners during a webcast sponsored by the American Institute…

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