|Feb. 20, 2019 | www.fisherphillips.com|
The IRS quietly revised its FAQ on employer shared responsibility provisions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in November, adding a bombshell statement that it plans to inform employers of their “potential liability for an employer shared responsibility payment, if any, in late 2017.” The announcement should put employers on high alert at the close of the year.
After multiple failed attempts by Congress to reform the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Trump announced several weeks ago that the federal government would stop making subsidy payments to insurers who sell coverage under the ACA, while simultaneously releasing another executive order aimed at weakening the statute. Now that some time has passed and we have a better sense of the implications of these actions, what do employers need to know about this October 12 one-two punch?