Healthcare Reform Updates

IRS Releases Guidance on Health FSAs:

On March 28, 2014, the IRS's Office of Chief Counsel released two memoranda that provided guidance on certain administrative issues that affect employers who sponsor health flexible spending arrangements (Health FSAs). The experts at Silberstein Insurance Group and the Benefit Advisors Network have put together a recap of the two memoranda for you to read and ensure that you and your company are compliant with all IRS rules regarding Health FSAs.

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Final Regulations for Implementing the ACA 90-day Waiting Periods for Group Insurance:

Federal Regulators at the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services announced on February 20th that they are releasing final regulations for implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) 90-day limit on waiting periods for group health insurance coverage. The final regulations will be released in the Federal Register on Monday, February 24. Stay tuned for more updates from Silberstein Insurance Group on this topic.

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BAN Legal Alert: Final Regulations on Employer "Play or Pay" Mandate Released - IRS Provides Transition Relief to Employers with 50-100 Employees

On Tuesday, February 10, 2014, the IRS released its final regulations for the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) employer "shared responsibility" provisions, which is also known as the "Play or Pay" mandate. The final regulations consist of 227 pages of information. Silberstein Insurance Group and the Benefits Advisors Network have read through the entire document and provided some highlights for you to read and understand the provisions and this mandate.

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