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Employer-sponsored Health Plans, the ACA, and the Executive Orders: What's in and What's Out


Nov. 28, 2017
Recorded Online

This has been a tumultuous year for employer-sponsored health plans: Would the Affordable Care Act (ACA) be repealed, replaced, or left as is?

We know a little more now, with the apparent failure of the repeal / replace effort in Congress and the release of two Executive Orders (Orders) by the White House. The first Order (5/4/17) addressed contraceptive coverage and interim regulations have since been issued. The second and more recent Order (10/12/17) addressed three topics: association health plans (AHPs); short-term, limited-duration insurance (STLDI); and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), with the goal of offering employers and employees more health coverage options. In addition, there has been activity relating to employer reporting requirements and penalty amounts under the ACA for 2017, a prohibition on payment of cost-sharing reductions (CSRs), and information on the amount of ACA fees, limits on out-of-pocket costs and deductibles, and Health Savings Account (HSA) contributions.

Join Christine Williams, founder of Health Plan Plain Talk, as she reviews the provisions of the two Orders, how they will affect the current ACA requirements for employer-sponsored health plans, and other changes of importance to employer-sponsored health plans.

This webinar will cover:

  • Will any of the changes in the two Orders be required for 2018 coverage?
  • What are AHPs, HRAs, and STLDI, and how does the second Order seek to change the current rules relating to them?
  • Under the contraceptives Order, will employer-sponsored health plans still have to meet the ACA requirements?
  • Does Congress have any role in making the changes under either Order?
  • Is employer reporting under the ACA still required for coverage offered in 2017? What are the due dates and what are the penalties for failure to meet the ACA requirements?
  • What are the 2018 limits for (HSAs), High-Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs), and health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs)?
  • What are CSRs and will the prohibition on their payment affect employer-sponsored plans?
  • And much more!

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