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    Topic: Healthcare

    IRS Releases New Draft of 2021 Form 1095-C for Filing in 2022
    By Drew Gieseke on July 20, 2021 | 6 min read time

    In July 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued an early release draft of Form 1095-C—an important ACA reporting document. While not ready...

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    Just Married: How Does Health Insurance Change for Newlywed Employees?
    By Lauren Brown on July 6, 2021 | 4 min read time

    Newlyweds have plenty to navigate after they tie the knot, including how they enroll in health insurance. Generally speaking, employees can only...

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    Do Copays Count Toward the Out-of-Pocket Maximum?
    By Lauren Brown on June 29, 2021 | 6 min read time

    Back in 2014, all in-network cost-sharing, including copays, started to count toward a policyholder’s out-of-pocket maximum, which marked a...

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    How Does Enrolling in an HDHP Mid-Year Impact Your HSA?
    By Lauren Brown on June 23, 2021 | 4 min read time

    Changing life events in the middle of the year usually means changes to your health insurance plan. If an employee enrolls in a high-deductible...

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    Supreme Court of the United States Dismisses ACA Challenge
    By Lauren Brown on June 17, 2021 | 3 min read time

    The Supreme Court ruled to dismiss a challenge to the Affordable Care Act in a 7-2 vote on Thursday, June 17, 2021. While not unexpected, the ...

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    What is an Individual Coverage HRA (ICHRA), and How Does it Work?
    By Drew Gieseke on October 22, 2020 | 3 min read time

    Established by federal ruling in 2019, individual coverage HRAs—otherwise known as ICHRAs—are important components of the employer-provided...

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    Final 2020 1094-C, 1095-C ACA Reporting Forms Issued by IRS
    By Drew Gieseke on October 19, 2020 | 5 min read time

    The IRS recently released final versions of the 2020 Affordable Care Act (ACA) forms, which include 1094-C and 1095-C. What should employers know...

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    Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Obamacare in November
    By Drew Gieseke on August 20, 2020 | 3 min read time

    On Aug. 19, 2020, CNN reported that the United States Supreme Court plans to hear oral arguments about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) a week after...

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