Insights and News

Reminder: Medicare Part D Disclosures Due By February 29, 2020 For Calendar Year Plans

Group health plan sponsors are required to complete an online disclosure form with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on an annual basis and at other select times, indicating whether the plan’s prescription drug coverage is creditable or non-creditable. This must be completed online within 60 days after the beginning of the plan year. For calendar year plans, the disclosure is due by February 29, 2020.

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Cadillac Tax and Other Key ACA Taxes Repealed

President Trump recently signed a spending bill preventing a government shut-down and repealed the following three taxes and fees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA):
• Cadillac Tax on high-cost group health coverage, beginning 2020;
• Medical Devices Excise Tax, beginning in 2020; and
• Health Insurance Providers Fee, beginning in 2021
Importantly, the bill also extended the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee to years 2020 to 2029.

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Health FSA Limit Will Increase for 2020 

For plan years beginning in 2020, employer-sponsored medical coverage will be considered affordable if the employee’s contribution for self-only coverage on an employer’s lowest cost medical plan (if more than one medical plan is offered) does not exceed 9.78% of the employee’s household income for the year.

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