What’s Next…

What’s Next…

What’s Next…
On September 26th, Senate Republican leadership determined the Graham-Cassidy bill, which would repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), did not have enough support to bring up for a vote by the Senate. This bill was the Senate’s final attempt to repeal and replace the ACA under the fiscal year 2017 reconciliation rules, which expire on September 30.

Before Senate Republicans focused their efforts on the Graham-Cassidy bill, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held bipartisan hearings to discuss “actions Congress should take to stabilize and strengthen the individual health insurance market” in 2018. With the 2017 reconciliation deadline passing, it’s possible bipartisan efforts will now resume since Republicans do not have enough votes to pass a bill without Democratic support.

ACA Remains the Law of the Land…
Ongoing compliance with the ACA is required unless and until official guidance to the contrary is issued. While the ACA remains in effect, we may expect forthcoming federal regulations around certain ACA provisions affecting employers including:

  • Cadillac tax
  • Contraceptive coverage
  • HRA, HSA and FSA parameters
  • Nondiscrimination requirements
  • Employer mandate rules and associated requirements (e.g., reporting)

Be Informed…
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  1. Your funding type? Fully insured or self-funded
  2. Renewal / Open Enrollment Month? January – December
  3. Group Size? 1-50, 51-250, 250+
  4. Do you plan to make changes to your benefits in the coming year? Yes or No
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