Consumer-Driven Health Care

Updates

protected content New Survey Shows Modest Change to Cost of Health Plans

Aided by a rise in enrollment in high-deductible plans, group health care plan costs continued to increase modestly this year, according to a survey by Mercer… More

protected content What to Do with the ACA?  Review of Republican Alternative

Three Congressional Republicans, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), and Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on February 5 released a narrative of their ideas for an alternative to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). … More

protected content Review of Health Provisions Included in President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget

Today the president released his proposed budget ideas for Fiscal Year 2016, which starts this coming October 1. From my vantage point … More

protected content JCT Tax Expenditure Report Demonstrates Risk to Benefits

On August 5, the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released its tax expenditure report for 2014 through 2018. The tax expenditure report discusses and assesses forgone federal tax revenue values for the tax rules that exempt taxpayers from (or allow them to defer into the future) otherwise taxable income. … More

protected content IRS Chief Counsel Advice Addresses FSA Carryovers and Eligibility for a HSA

An IRS Chief Counsel Advice (CCA) memorandum addresses various situations concerning an individual’s eligibility to contribute to a… More

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Government Reports

protected content Review of Health Provisions Included in President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget

Today the president released his proposed budget ideas for Fiscal Year 2016, which starts this coming October 1. From my vantage point … More

protected content IRS Chief Counsel Advice Addresses FSA Carryovers and Eligibility for a HSA

An IRS Chief Counsel Advice (CCA) memorandum addresses various situations concerning an individual’s eligibility to contribute to a… More

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Legislative Documents

protected content What to Do with the ACA?  Review of Republican Alternative

Three Congressional Republicans, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), and Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on February 5 released a narrative of their ideas for an alternative to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). … More

protected content Review of Health Provisions Included in President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget

Today the president released his proposed budget ideas for Fiscal Year 2016, which starts this coming October 1. From my vantage point … More

protected content JCT Tax Expenditure Report Demonstrates Risk to Benefits

On August 5, the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released its tax expenditure report for 2014 through 2018. The tax expenditure report discusses and assesses forgone federal tax revenue values for the tax rules that exempt taxpayers from (or allow them to defer into the future) otherwise taxable income. … More

Key Health Care Reform Legislative Documents (H.R. 3590 and H.R. 4872)

The House and Senate on March 25, 2010, approved the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (H.R. 4872), the "sidecar" reconciliation… More

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Letters to Congress

ERIC and Over 400 Organizations Express Opposition to House Health Care Reform Bill

ERIC and over 400 other companies and organizations on November 4 wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader John… More

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Policy Briefs

ERIC and Over 400 Organizations Express Opposition to House Health Care Reform Bill

ERIC and over 400 other companies and organizations on November 4 wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader John… More

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Regulatory Documents

IRS Provides 2015 Inflation Adjusted Amounts for HSAs

The Internal Revenue Service recently released in Revenue Procedure 2014-30 the 2015 inflation adjusted amounts for health savings accounts (HSAs). … More

protected content IRS Chief Counsel Advice Addresses FSA Carryovers and Eligibility for a HSA

An IRS Chief Counsel Advice (CCA) memorandum addresses various situations concerning an individual’s eligibility to contribute to a… More

protected content IRS Guidance Addresses Application of Windsor Decision on Cafeteria Plans and HSAs

Yesterday the IRS released Notice 2014-1 to provide more details on the application of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Windsor case, which found that section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. … More

protected content IRS Issues New Cafeteria Plan Guidance

The IRS just issued Notice 2013-71 which modifies the rules for cafeteria plans. The Notice provides that companies can amend their cafeteria plans to allow up to $500 of unused amounts remaining at the end of the plan year to be used in the following plan year. … More

protected content Government Agencies Issue Guidance on EAPs and HRAs

The Departments of Treasury, Labor, and HHS today issued guidance on the relationship between employee assistance plans (EAPs) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). … More

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