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HHS Delays Enrollment in Small-Business ACA Federal Marketplaces For One Month

HHS Delays Enrollment in Small-Business ACA Federal Marketplaces For One Month The Obama administration has announced today that the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) marketplaces operated by the Department of Health and Human Services (i.e., the Federal Exchanges) will not be ready for open enrollment on Oct. 1.  Rather, open enrollment will commence on November […]

Government Agencies Release Guidance on HSAs, FSAs and Employer Payment Plans

Government Agencies Release Guidance on HSAs, FSAs and Employer Payment Plans  On Friday, September 13, 2013, the IRS released Notice 2013-54 and the DOL issued Technical Release 2013-03 in substantially identical form.  This guidance, which is generally effective January 1, 2014, provides much needed clarification on the application of certain provisions of the ACA (annual […]