Recently, the IRS extended “good faith” transition relief, which protects employers from ACA employer reporting penalties for an additional year, provided they make good faith efforts to comply. The IRS also extended the deadline for distributing Forms 1095-C to employees by 30 days to March 2, 2017 (previously January 31, 2017). More details are available in our most recent Public Policy Alert (member-only). We expect that agencies regulating employers and their health plans--DOL, HHS, IRS, and EEOC--will continue to issue guidance on the ACA, tax, and other compliance topics in the coming months.
As President-Elect Trump announces appointments and delivers interviews on the Affordable Care Act, the path forward on health care remains unclear. The Business Group will continue monitoring policy and compliance developments affecting employer-sponsored group health plans.
Would you like to learn more about the future of employer-sponsored health care? We are forming an all-star line-up of experts to address large employers at Business Health Agenda, our can’t-miss annual conference that shares innovative ideas on employer-sponsored health care, benefits design, quality improvement, and cost management. In 2017, there will be a particular focus on the future of the ACA and health care regulation: