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New IRS Regulations May Minimize the Advantages of Opt-out Arrangements

Aug 22, 2016 11:43:44 AM / by Deborah Hyde posted in ACA, hr compliance, Front Page Post, opt-out, affordability, Affordable Care Act, Deborah Hyde



On July 8, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released proposed regulations regarding the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate. The proposed regulations also discuss the concept of employer-provided affordable coverage, and highlight the interaction between affordable coverage and an opt-out arrangement. While not final, the regulations provide reliable guidelines for employers who utilize opt-out provisions, as well as employers who are interested in incorporating such an arrangement into their group health plan.

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