CURRENT NEWS AND
REGULATORY UPDATES

Regulatory Updates

IRS Finalizes Change to Family Coverage Affordability Rules

On Oct. 11, 2022, the IRS released a final rule that changes the eligibility rules for the premium tax credit (PTC).

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Requirement to Post Machine-readable Files Begins July 1, 2022

June 17, 2022 – The Transparency in Coverage Final Rules require group health plans and health insurance issuers to disclose on a public website detailed pricing information in three separate machine-readable files (MRFs).

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2021 PCORI Fees Due Aug 1, 2022

June 7, 2022 – For those that have a medical plan with an HRA and/or are self-funded, this is a reminder your 2021 PCORI fee is due Aug 1, 2022, since July 31, 2022, is a Sunday.

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HSA/HDHP Limits Increase for 2023

On April 29, 2022, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2022-24 to provide the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2023.

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International Roadcheck will Run May 17 – 19

April 28, 2022 – The CVSA announced that this year’s International Roadcheck is scheduled for May 17 – 19, 2022.

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Guidance on Coverage of Over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 Tests

Jan. 20, 2022 – The Depts. of Labor, HHS, and the Treasury issued FAQ guidance regarding the requirements for group health plans and health insurance issuers to cover over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 diagnostic tests.

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Supreme Court Stays OSHA ETS Vaccination and Testing Mandate

On Jan. 13, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled to stay the OSHA vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS).

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EEOC Issues New Guidance on COVID-19 and ADA Disability

On Dec. 14, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued 14 new answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about what employers may or may not do to comply with federal fair employment laws during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Security Flaw in Commonly Used Software Causes Technology Companies to Scramble

Dec. 13, 2021 – Technology companies have been busy addressing what security experts are calling one of the most serious software flaws in recent memory.

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Upcoming ACA Reporting Deadlines

Dec. 2, 2021 – Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting under Section 6055 and Section 6056 for the 2021 calendar year is due in early 2022.

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Health FSA Limit Will Increase for 2022

Nov. 17, 2021 – The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes a dollar limit on employees’ salary reduction contributions to health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) offered under cafeteria plans.

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OSHA Vaccination and Testing Mandate: Summary & Legal Update

On Nov. 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) announced its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to address mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and testing for the workplace.

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