KTBrief | Health Reform Changes On The Back Burner, Focus Now Shifts to Compliance

Congress is in recess until September 5th and our federal legislators are shifting efforts to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) to a back burner in favor of other efforts, such as comprehensive tax reform.  While individual opinions about Congress’s inability to move forward on ACA reform may vary, for employee benefit plan sponsors, the lack of imminent changes to the ACA provides a degree of certainty and clarity to 2018 benefit year planning.

Employers now know that, for at least 2018, current health plan requirements and health insurance programs remain in place unchanged, and they must continue their ACA compliance efforts.  Given this reality, here are five major compliance obligations that employers should keep in mind this fall.…