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IRS Confirms ACA Pay or Play Penalties Still Apply

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No Waiver or Transition Relief is Currently Available

Recently, the IRS released an information letter  regarding the Affordable Care Act's employer shared responsibility (pay or play) penalties. The information letter is intended to clarify the applicability of the penalties in light of President Trump's 2017 executive order broadly directing federal agencies to waive, delay or grant exemptions from ACA requirements that may impose a financial burden. 

For the information letter, click the photo above & request it.

Dates & Deadlines for 2020 Health Insurance

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Important: 2020 Open Enrollment is only a few weeks

The 2020 Open Enrollment Period runs from 

Friday, November 1 to Sunday, December 15, 2019

If you don’t act by December 15, you can’t get 2020 coverage unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Plans sold during Open Enrollment start January 1, 2020.

For a compliance check up click here: 

Creditable Coverage Disclosure Deadline

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 Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) 

Employers are required to provide a Medicare Part D disclosure notice to their Medicare-eligible employees by October 14th of 

each year

Please note, this is only required for any employee and dependents that are Medicare eligible but because it may be difficult to identify all Medicare Part D participants in the group health plan, it may be prudent to provide the disclosure to all plan participants annually, prior to October 15th as well as to all new hires prior to initial enrollment in the group health plan.

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