The Trump Administration is working to expand hardship exemptions from the 2010 Affordable Care Act, allowing more people to avoid paying the individual mandate penalty. See The Washington Post for more details.
Monthly Archives: January 2018
The short-term funding bill that passed Monday night includes six years of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. For more information please visit The Washington Post, Bloomberg News, and The Hill.
The Department of Labor has released a proposed rule to expand association health plans (AHPs) in response to an executive order issued by the president on October 12, 2017. To learn more please visit NAHU.
Reports indicate that during the fourth quarter of 2017, 12.2% of people were uninsured compared to 10.9% during the fourth quarter of 2016. This is the first time since 2008 that the percentage of adults without insurance increased from a previous year. Read more at Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Reuters.
The IRS is giving insurers and self-insured employer health plans, thirty extra days to distribute 1095-B & 1095-C forms to current and former enrollees. Please see Benefits Pro for more details.