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PPACA: Insurance

  1. 1. Health Care Reform UpdateHealth Care Reform UpdatePresented by:Andy Impastatoy pVice President – Client Compliance
  2. 2. Political OutlookPolitical Outlook• Status quo federal electionsStatus quo federal elections• State legislative attacks– PPACA is here to stayPPACA is here to stay• Louisiana Exchange– Federal government’s roleg• Medicaid expansion– Will Louisiana expand?p• Pending litigation• Future litigationThis publication is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not contain legal advice. You should not act on any information provided without consulting legal counsel. To comply with U.S. Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that, unless expressly stated otherwise, any tax advice contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.Proprietary and Confidential. Not for Distributiong
  3. 3. Existing RequirementsExisting Requirements• Plan sponsors must confirm they are inPlan sponsors must confirm they are incompliance with all applicable requirements thathave become effective since the Act’s passage• Plan sponsors taking a “wait and see” approachmust get in gear• DOL has ramped up enforcement regardingexisting requirementsThis publication is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not contain legal advice. You should not act on any information provided without consulting legal counsel. To comply with U.S. Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that, unless expressly stated otherwise, any tax advice contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.Proprietary and Confidential. Not for Distribution
  4. 4. Existing RequirementsExisting Requirements• Grandfathered Plans (GF)Grandfathered Plans (GF)– Impermissible changes• Elimination of benefits• Any increase in percentage cost-sharing• Increase in fixed-amount cost-sharing– 15% above medical inflation is allowed• Decrease in employer contribution– Five percentage points• Certain changes to annual limitsCertain changes to annual limits– Disclosure requirements– Recordkeeping requirementsThis publication is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not contain legal advice. You should not act on any information provided without consulting legal counsel. To comply with U.S. Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that, unless expressly stated otherwise, any tax advice contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.Proprietary and Confidential. Not for Distribution
  5. 5. Existing Requirements• Dependent coverage (GF*)Existing RequirementsDependent coverage (GF )• Prohibition on lifetime limits• Restrictions on annual limitsRestrictions on annual limits• Pre-existing conditions for children• Patient protections (GF)• Patient protections (GF)• Preventive care (GF)• Internal and external claim review (GF)• Internal and external claim review (GF)This publication is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not contain legal advice. You should not act on any information provided without consulting legal counsel. To comply with U.S. Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that, unless expressly stated otherwise, any tax advice contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.Proprietary and Confidential. Not for Distribution
  6. 6. Existing Requirements• Expanded women’s preventive care (GF)Existing RequirementsExpanded women s preventive care (GF)• Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Rebates• Summary of benefits and coverageSummary of benefits and coverage• W-2 reporting• Additional Medicare tax for HCEs• Additional Medicare tax for HCEs• Elimination of Part D subsidy deduction• Flexible spending account (FSA) caps• Flexible spending account (FSA) capsThis publication is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not contain legal advice. You should not act on any information provided without consulting legal counsel. To comply with U.S. Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that, unless expressly stated otherwise, any tax advice contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.Proprietary and Confidential. Not for Distribution
  7. 7. Exchange NoticeExchange Notice• OverviewOverview– Employer disclosure requirement• Written notice• Written notice• Existence of Exchange (now called Marketplace)• Eligibility of subsidyg y y• Consequences of dropping employer coverage• Original deadline March 1, 2013This publication is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not contain legal advice. You should not act on any information provided without consulting legal counsel. To comply with U.S. Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that, unless expressly stated otherwise, any tax advice contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.Proprietary and Confidential. Not for Distribution
  8. 8. Exchange NoticeExchange Notice• OverviewOverview– DOL extended deadline on January 24, 2013DOL issued temporary guidance on May 8– DOL issued temporary guidance on May 8,2013• Technical Release 2013-12Technical Release 2013 12• Model Exchange Notices• Revised COBRA Election NoticeThis publication is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not contain legal advice. You should not act on any information provided without consulting legal counsel. To comply with U.S. Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that, unless expressly stated otherwise, any tax advice contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.Proprietary and Confidential. Not for Distribution
  9. 9. Exchange NoticeExchange Notice• Applicability (Employer)Applicability (Employer)• PPACA § 1512 added § 18B of the FLSA• Applies to employers subject to FLSAApplies to employers subject to FLSA• Broad definition of employer– Employs one or more employees– Engaged in interstate commerce– $500,000 in annual volume of business*B d d fi iti f l• Broad definition of employee• Most employers are subject to therequirementThis publication is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not contain legal advice. You should not act on any information provided without consulting legal counsel. To comply with U.S. Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that, unless expressly stated otherwise, any tax advice contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.Proprietary and Confidential. Not for Distributionrequirement
  10. 10. Exchange NoticeExchange Notice• Applicability (Employee)Applicability (Employee)• New and existing employees• Full time and part time employees• Full-time and part-time employees• Plan enrollment status is immaterialSeparate notice to dependents is not• Separate notice to dependents is notrequiredThis publication is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not contain legal advice. You should not act on any information provided without consulting legal counsel. To comply with U.S. Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that, unless expressly stated otherwise, any tax advice contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.Proprietary and Confidential. Not for Distribution
  11. 11. Exchange NoticeExchange Notice• TimingTiming– New employee• Time of hiring beginning October 1 2013• Time of hiring beginning October 1, 2013• Within 14 days of start date– Existing employeeExisting employee• No later than October 1, 2013– Provided automaticallyProvided automatically– Free of chargeThis publication is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not contain legal advice. You should not act on any information provided without consulting legal counsel. To comply with U.S. Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that, unless expressly stated otherwise, any tax advice contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.Proprietary and Confidential. Not for Distribution
  12. 12. Exchange NoticeExchange Notice• DeliveryDelivery– May be provided first-class mailMay be provided electronically– May be provided electronically• DOL electronic safe harbor rulesGuidance is unclear on other methods of– Guidance is unclear on other methods ofdelivery• Part of new employee materialsPart of new employee materials• Hand deliveryThis publication is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not contain legal advice. You should not act on any information provided without consulting legal counsel. To comply with U.S. Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that, unless expressly stated otherwise, any tax advice contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.Proprietary and Confidential. Not for Distribution
  13. 13. Exchange NoticeExchange Notice• Model NoticesModel Notices– Model for employers who offer coverage• All or some employees• All or some employees– Model for employers who do not offercoveragecoverage– Employers can use model notices– Employers can use modified versionEmployers can use modified version• Provided meets the content requirementsThis publication is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not contain legal advice. You should not act on any information provided without consulting legal counsel. To comply with U.S. Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that, unless expressly stated otherwise, any tax advice contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.Proprietary and Confidential. Not for Distribution
  14. 14. Fees• Patient centered outcomes research feeFeesPatient centered outcomes research fee(PCOR)Plan years ending after September 30 2012– Plan years ending after September 30, 2012– $1 per covered life for first year$2 per covered life for plan years ending– $2 per covered life for plan years endingOctober 1, 2013Amount adjusted by Treasury Department for– Amount adjusted by Treasury Department forplan years ending after September 30, 2014– Fee will phase out (sunset) in 2019This publication is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not contain legal advice. You should not act on any information provided without consulting legal counsel. To comply with U.S. Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that, unless expressly stated otherwise, any tax advice contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.Proprietary and Confidential. Not for DistributionFee will phase out (sunset) in 2019
  15. 15. Fees• Patient centered outcomes research feeFeesPatient centered outcomes research fee(PCOR)– Insurer has to pay fee for insured plans– Plan sponsor has to pay fee for self-funded plans– Prescribed formulas for determining covered livesFee will be reported on IRS Form 720 annually– Fee will be reported on IRS Form 720 annually– Fee will be paid annually (by July 31st of each year)– Carriers will pass this fee on as a premium increasep pThis publication is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not contain legal advice. You should not act on any information provided without consulting legal counsel. To comply with U.S. Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that, unless expressly stated otherwise, any tax advice contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.Proprietary and Confidential. Not for Distribution
  16. 16. Fees• Reinsurance program feeFeesReinsurance program fee– Effective 2014-2016– Fully insured = carrier*Fully insured carrier– Self insured = plan (can use TPA)– Intended to stabilize premiums in individual market– Major medical products only– Prescribed methods for counting covered lives– Reported and paid to HHS on a calendar year basis– Proposed amount of $5.85 PMPM or $70 PMPY• HHS has proposed flat rate of $63This publication is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not contain legal advice. You should not act on any information provided without consulting legal counsel. To comply with U.S. Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that, unless expressly stated otherwise, any tax advice contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.Proprietary and Confidential. Not for Distribution• HHS has proposed flat rate of $63
  17. 17. FeesFees• Insurance industry feeInsurance industry fee– Effective 2014 (permanent)Fully insured = carrier*– Fully insured = carrier– Does not apply to self-insured plansIntended to pay for exchange subsidies– Intended to pay for exchange subsidies– Estimated amount of $9 PMPM or $108PMPYPMPYThis publication is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not contain legal advice. You should not act on any information provided without consulting legal counsel. To comply with U.S. Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that, unless expressly stated otherwise, any tax advice contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.Proprietary and Confidential. Not for Distribution
  18. 18. Community RatingCommunity Rating• Rating limitationsRating limitations– “Small” (Non-GF) groups onlyPremiums can vary only for:– Premiums can vary only for:• Coverage category• Rating area (established by States)Rating area (established by States)• Age (3:1)• Tobacco use (1.5:1)( )– Will result in large premium increasesThis publication is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not contain legal advice. You should not act on any information provided without consulting legal counsel. To comply with U.S. Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that, unless expressly stated otherwise, any tax advice contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.Proprietary and Confidential. Not for Distribution
  19. 19. Plan Design ChangesPlan Design Changes• Prohibition on pre-existing condition exclusionProhibition on pre existing condition exclusion• Prohibition on annual limits• Restriction on waiting periods (90 days)Restriction on waiting periods (90 days)• Essential health benefits (GF) (no large)• Deductible caps ($2 000 /$4 000) (GF) (no• Deductible caps ($2,000 /$4,000) (GF) (nolarge)• Out of pocket caps ($6 250 / $12 500) (GF)• Out of pocket caps ($6,250 / $12,500) (GF)This publication is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not contain legal advice. You should not act on any information provided without consulting legal counsel. To comply with U.S. Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that, unless expressly stated otherwise, any tax advice contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.Proprietary and Confidential. Not for Distribution
  20. 20. Questions & AnswersQuestions & AnswersThis publication is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not contain legal advice. You should not act on any information provided without consulting legal counsel. To comply with U.S. Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that, unless expressly stated otherwise, any tax advice contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.Proprietary and Confidential. Not for Distribution 20

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