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Archive | July, 2014

No Pay-or-Play Penalty in States with a Federal Exchange?

DC Appeals Court Holds that Premium Subsidies are Not Available to Enrollees in Federal Exchanges The U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has dealt a serious blow to the Obama Administration today with a decision that calls into question the structural integrity of the “pay-or-play” mandates under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). In […]

Reminder: PCORI Fees Due July 31, 2014

Employer Sponsors Required to Pay PCORI Until 2019 Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) should keep in mind the upcoming July 31, 2014 deadline for paying fees that fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (“PCORI”). What is PCORI? As background, PCORI was established as part of health care reform […]