Tag Archives: minimum essential coverage

New Rule On Excepted Benefits, Short-Term Coverage; Mental Health And Substance Use FAQs

On October 28, HHS, Labor, and Treasury released a final rule governing excepted benefits coverage, lifetime and annual limits, and short-term coverage. On October 27, the President’s task force on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity released its final report, along with a set of FAQs.

October 30, 2016

Census Bureau Finds Insurance Gains; Mixed News From GAO (Updated)

On September 13, 2016, the Census Bureau released its report on Health Insurance Coverage in the United States for 2015. The number and percentage of Americans who were uninsured dropped again in 2015 after a precipitous drop in 2014. GAO reports on ACA implementation brought mixed news.

September 13, 2016

Minimum Essential Coverage Reporting And ‘No Wrong Door’ Coordination (Updated)

On July 29, the IRS released a notice of proposed rulemaking on issues that have arisen with respect to minimum essential coverage reporting. On July 25, CMS released a bulletin on “no wrong door” coordination between the federal and state marketplaces and the state Medicaid and CHIP agencies

August 1, 2016

IRS Proposed Rules Address Premium Tax Credits, Benchmark Premiums, And Pediatric Dental Plans

On July 6, the IRS released a notice of proposed rulemaking proposing a number of clarifications and modifications to earlier regulations on advance premium tax credits and related issues.

July 7, 2016

Obama Administration Acts To Stabilize Marketplaces, Implement Expatriate Coverage Legislation (Updated)

On June 8, the federal departments tasked with implementing the Affordable Care Act released a barrage of regulatory issuances aimed at two major purposes: to stabilize the marketplace risk pool and to implement legislation governing expatriate health plans.

June 9, 2016

IRS Again Delays Minimum Essential Coverage Reporting Requirement, And Other ACA Developments (Updated)

ACA minimum essential coverage reporting requirements, already delayed for a year by the IRS, have been delayed once again, although this time only for a couple of months. This post discusses this delay and other ACA developments.

December 29, 2015