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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Overview and FAQs Presented by: Jaswant S Gill, CPA 281-880-8500 [email_address] www.jsgcpas.com
2010 Changes Tax Provisions Healthcare Provisions Certain small businesses with up to 25 employees get credit of up to 35% of the cost of providing employee health benefits 10% excise tax on indoor tanning services using certain UV lights Insurance companies cannot deny children coverage for pre-existing conditions Children can remain on parents’ plan until age 26 Plans can no longer set lifetime limits on coverage Medicare Part D recipients entering “donut hole” get $250 rebate
2011 Changes Tax Provisions Healthcare Provisions Employers must report value of health benefits on Form W2. Penalty tax for Health Savings Account/Medical Savings Account distributions not used for health care expenses doubles from 10% to 20%. Medicare Part D recipients entering “donut hole” get 50% discount on certain prescriptions
2013 Changes Tax Provisions Healthcare Provisions 7.5% floor for deducting medical and dental expenses climbs to 10% (for taxpayers age 65 or older, floor stays at 7.5% until 2016). Healthcare flexible spending account contributions capped at $2,500/ year. Hike Medicare tax to 3.8% of earned income above $200,000 (individuals) or $250,000 (joint filers) Impose Medicare tax of 3.8% on “investment income” for filers with AGI above $200,000 (individuals) or $250,000 (joint filers) Limit deduction for health insurer’s executive compensation to $500,000
2014 Changes Tax Provisions Healthcare Provisions Businesses with >50 employees must offer health coverage or pay penalty of $2,000/employee Most individuals must maintain “minimum essential coverage” or face penalties Insurance companies cannot deny adults coverage for pre-existing conditions Plans can no longer set annual limits on coverage Medicaid expands to cover all Americans with income up to 133% of poverty line State-run insurance “exchanges” begin offering coverage to individuals and small businesses
2018 Changes Tax Provisions Healthcare Provisions Impose 40% excise tax on “Cadillac plans” costing above $10,200 (singles) or $27,500 (families)
“ Individual Mandate” Year Penalty 2014 $95 or 1.0% of income 2015 $325 or 2.0% of income 2016+ $695 or 2.5% of income
“ The penalty is assessed through the Code and accounted for as an additional amount of Federal tax owed. However, it is not subject to the enforcement provisions of subtitle F of the Code. The use of liens and seizures otherwise authorized for collection of taxes does not apply to the collection of this penalty . Non-compliance with the personal responsibility requirement to have health coverage is not subject to criminal or civil penalties under the Code and interest does not accrue for failure to pay such assessments in a timely manner.” Joint Committee on Taxation
Where Do We Go From Here?
Medical expense reimbursement plans
Health savings accounts
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