November 2018 | Issue 15


Expiration Date Extended for Model Exchange Notices


The Department of Labor (DOL) recently extended the expiration date on its model Exchange notices through May 31, 2020. These model notices (or a modified version)-which the DOL calls "Model Notices to Employees of Coverage Options"-may be used to comply with the Exchange notice requirement under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Learn More


IRS and DOL Provide Guidance on AHPs


Both the IRS and Department of Labor (DOL) have issued new compliance guidance for association health plans (AHPs). On June 21, 2018, the DOL published a final rule that expands the ability of employers to join together to form AHPs.  Learn More


Limits for HSAs and HDHPs Will Increase for 2019


On May 10, 2018, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2018-30 to announce the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2019.  Learn More


Final Rule Expands Short-term, Limited-duration Insurance


On Aug. 3, 2018, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (Departments) published final regulations amending the definition of short-term, limited-duration insurance for purposes of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Learn More


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