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Affordable Care Act of 2010

IRS relaxes “use-it-or-lose-it” rule for health flexible spending arrangement

IRS relaxes “use-it-or-lose-it” rule for health flexible spending arrangement

In IRS Notice 2013-71, 2013-47 IRB, in a notice and accompanying fact sheet, IRS modified the “use-or-lose” rule for health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs) in order to allow, at the plan sponsor’s option, participating employees to carry over up to $500 of unused amounts remaining at year-end. Previously, any amounts that weren’t used by […]

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IRS eases rules on healthcare flexible spending accounts

IRS eases rules on healthcare flexible spending accounts

IRS eases rules on healthcare flexible spending accounts. U.S. officials allow FSA account holders to carry over as much as $500 to the next year. But the change is not mandatory for employers. Workers faced with forfeiting unused money in their flexible spending accounts for healthcare expenses may be getting some relief under a new […]

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Californians have their doubts about healthcare law

Californians have their doubts about healthcare law

Californians have their doubts about healthcare law – Poll shows California is more supportive of Obamacare than the U.S. at large, but many fear higher costs and economic damage, as reported in the news of the LA Times. Californians are more supportive of President Obama’s healthcare law than the country at large, but they still […]

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Congressional Research Service examines legislative actions to repeal or delay Obamacare

Congressional Research Service examines legislative actions to repeal or delay Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “Obamacare”) has been a significant source of controversy in Congress since its enactment in 2010, most recently as part of the debt ceiling fight that culminated in the government shutdown. A new Congressional Research Service (CRS) report summarizes legislative and other actions taken to repeal, defund, or delay the […]

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Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out

Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out

As reported in the LA Times, Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out – Many middle-class Californians with individual health plans are surprised they need policies that cover more — and cost more. Thousands of Californians are discovering what Obamacare will cost them — and many don’t like what they see. These middle-class […]

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Surprise! Your health policy’s canceled

Surprise! Your health policy’s canceled

As reported in the OC Register, “Surprise! Your health policy’s canceled,” several folks are feeling the effects of Obamacare’s consequences. Hre’s the article. Late last month, Marianne Olson received a letter from her insurance company saying that her family’s medical plan would be canceled at the end of this year. If she did not choose […]

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Obamacare Aims to Close Medicare ‘Doughnut Hole’

Obamacare Aims to Close Medicare ‘Doughnut Hole’

As reported in the news of the WS Journal, Obamacare Aims to Close Medicare ‘Doughnut Hole’ – There’s a Medicare prescription-drug coverage abyss that is playfully referred to as the “doughnut hole,” though there is nothing sweet or amusing about it. But thanks to the Affordable Care Act, which had a rocky launch last week, […]

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Delays frustrate insurance brokers – Covered California

Delays frustrate insurance brokers – Covered California

As reported in the OC Register, delays frustrate insurance brokers, nearly four weeks after Covered California began selling health plans to individuals and small businesses, insurance brokers say they still have not seen the prices or benefit details of policies that will be sold outside of the state-run health exchange by some of the largest […]

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Challenge to premium tax credit regs warrants neither dismissal nor injunctive relief

Challenge to premium tax credit regs warrants neither dismissal nor injunctive relief

In Halbig, et al, v. Sebelius, et al, Civil Action No. 13-0623, a district court has decided that a challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) premium tax credit regs will be decided on the merits, rejecting the challengers’ request for a permanent injunction but also denying the government’s dismissal motion. The premium assistance tax […]

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HHS reconciles buy-by date to avoid penalty for failure to obtain health insurance

HHS reconciles buy-by date to avoid penalty for failure to obtain health insurance

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued guidance saying that taxpayers who sign up for insurance on the Affordable Insurance Exchange Marketplace (Exchange) by the end of March won’t face a penalty under Code Sec. 5000A. This move effectively reconciles the date by which an individual must obtain coverage in order to […]

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Beware Medicare’s ‘Observation’ Status

Beware Medicare’s ‘Observation’ Status

As reported in the WS Journal, Beware Medicare’s ‘Observation’ Status, It Can Mean Surprise Out-of-Pocket Expenses. When in the hospital, more Medicare recipients are being held for observation rather than being formally admitted, a status that can leave them with big bills for items including rehabilitation services. While the federal agency that runs Medicare expects […]

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Debt ceiling deal includes premium tax credit verification change

Debt ceiling deal includes premium tax credit verification change

Shortly after midnight on October 17, President Obama signed into law H.R. 2775, the “Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014,” which was approved by the Senate by an 81-18 margin and cleared the House by 285-144. In addition to avoiding a potentially catastrophic default and ending the 16-day long governmental shutdown, the bill includes a provision bolstering […]

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Technical Guidance TD 9628

Technical Guidance TD 9628

TD 9628 – On Aug. 13, 2013, the Department of the Treasury and the IRS issued final regulations with rules for disclosure of return information to the Department of Health and Human Services that will be used to carry out eligibility determinations for advance payments of the premium tax credit, Medicaid and other health insurance […]

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How Obamacare Benefits Older Workers

How Obamacare Benefits Older Workers

As reported in the WS Journal, How Obamacare Benefits Older Workers, the Affordable Care Act—aka Obamacare—won’t mean big changes for most older Americans, but where it does have an impact, the result will be a stronger safety net. For those 65 years or older and on Medicare, the health-care reform law doesn’t require doing anything […]

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Health care law has employers scrambling

Health care law has employers scrambling

As reported in the news of the OC Register, Health care law has employers scrambling, it’s nervous time for employers. Good news is coming for about 600 employees of Park West Cos. Inc., a landscape, construction and maintenance company in Rancho Santa Margarita. Starting in 2015, they’re getting company-sponsored health insurance. The bad news for […]

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Rise in Health Spending Could Be Slowing Researchers Cut 2014 projection to 6.1% from 7.4%

Rise in Health Spending Could Be Slowing Researchers Cut 2014 projection to 6.1% from 7.4%

As reported in the WS Journal, Rise in Health Spending Could Be Slowing – Researchers Cut 2014 projection to 6.1% from 7.4%. Total U.S. health-care spending will jump by 6.1% next year when key provisions of the federal overhaul law take effect, a slower pace than previously projected, federal number-crunchers said Wednesday. The Centers for […]

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Insurers limiting doctors, hospitals in health insurance market

Insurers limiting doctors, hospitals in health insurance market

As reported in the LA Times, insurers in California’s new health insurance exchange are holding down premiums by limiting choices, raising concerns that patients will struggle to get care. The doctor can’t see you now. Consumers may hear that a lot more often after getting health insurance under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. To hold […]

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U.S. IRS struggles to track its ‘Obamacare’ spending – watchdog TIGTA reports

U.S. IRS struggles to track its ‘Obamacare’ spending – watchdog TIGTA reports

TIGTA issued its report, U.S. IRS struggles to track its ‘Obamacare’ spending,. stating that the U.S. Internal Revenue Service needs to do a better job of tracking its spending related to President Barack Obama’s new healthcare law. Congress debating whether to take funding away from the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, the Treasury Inspector General […]

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Highlights of Connecticut’s health care exchange

Highlights of Connecticut’s health care exchange

As reported in the OC Register, Highlights of Conn.’s health care exchange, Open enrollment begins Tuesday for Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, known as Access Health CT. It runs through March 31. The following are some key facts about the new program: — Individuals and small businesses interested in buying health insurance through the exchange can […]

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Covered, yes, but is a doctor available?

Covered, yes, but is a doctor available?

As reported in the OC Register, the Affordable Care Act promises to bring insurance to millions of Californians who don’t have it now. But will it bring them health care? The law expands the Medi-Cal program for the poor and offers subsidies for low-income and middle-class people to buy private coverage through a new online […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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