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Employer Mandate Under Affordable Care Act: IRS Answers Questions on ACA Employer Shared Responsibility

The Employer Mandate is one of the many complex new requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health reform law.  Under the Employer Mandate - decorously called Employer Shared Responsibility in the law - most employers must provide health insurance coverage to all full-time employees or pay a penalty to the IRS.  To avoid the penalty, employer-sponsored health insurance must provide...

Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Health Provisions in American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Updated)

Here is a summary of the Medicare, Medicaid, and other health care related provisions of H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, as passed by House and Senate as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations.  President Obama is expected to sign the law shortly. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has issued a summary budget score of the bill, as...

Medicaid Eligibility Streamlining: Modified Adjusted Gross Income Test for Medicaid Eligibility in 2014

Medicaid eligibility and enrollment is being substantially streamlined.  State Medicaid agencies and their contractors are busy adapting eligibility systems and processes to a dramatically new set of federal standards, all required under the Affordable Care Act.  Starting in January 2014, the new framework for Medicaid eligibility and enrollment will make it far easier for low-income individuals to apply for...

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