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PPC's Guide to Health Care Reform

PPC's Guide to Health Care Reform

Product Information

  • Frequency of Updates
    Online updates monthly.
    Print updates 2 times a year

  • Brand:
    Practitioners Publishing

Format

Price

Quantity

Book
1 Volume
Product Code:
HCRP
$435.00
Online
Product Code:
HCRQ
$480.00

The Affordable Care Act and recent health care reform legislation has significantly altered the landscape for obtaining and providing health care benefits. PPC's Guide to Health Care Reform provides practical, easy-to-understand guidance on the key provisions of the many legislative changes in the last several years that affect nearly all individuals and many employers. You can use this Guide to familiarize yourself with health care legislation's provisions and the thousands of pages of regulations and guidance that have been issued. The Guide will enable you to help your clients capitalize on opportunities and avoid or minimize penalties and other costs brought on by health care reform.

Topics discussed include:

  • The mandate requiring employers to offer affordable health insurance coverage that provides minimum value to full-time employees and minimum essential coverage to their dependents or pay a penalty.
  • The mandate requiring individuals to have minimum essential health insurance coverage or pay a penalty, including line-by-line guidance on completing Form 8965 and calculating the individual shared responsibility penalty.
  • Changes made to the individual mandate by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
  • The premium tax credit and cost-sharing reduction subsidy available to help individuals pay for coverage, including line-by-line guidance on completing Form 8962, calculating the premium tax credit, and reconciling advance payments of the credit to the actual credit allowed.
  • Numerous notice and reporting requirements placed on employers, plans, plan sponsors, and insurers.
  • Guidance on completing Form 1095-B and Form 1095-C that employers must use to report on the health benefits they offer to their employees.
  • The market reform provisions affecting health care plans and the benefits they provide, including nondiscrimination requirements for fully insured plans, required coverage for employee's adult children to age 26, prohibition on annual and life-time limits and pre-existing condition exclusions, cost-sharing limits, expanded coverage of preventive services, maximum waiting periods, and specific rules for grandfathered plans.
  • Guidance on new plans that can be offered by associations that may benefit small employers.
  • Guidance on short-term, limited duration plans that may provide leaner, less expensive coverage for some individuals.
  • Coverage of the small employer health insurance credit that allows eligible small employers to offset the cost of providing health insurance coverage to employees, including several worksheets for calculating the credit.

You'll also get real-life examples, worksheets, checklists, filled-in forms, quick reference charts of implementation dates and client letters. The online subscription also includes a newsletter that alerts you to new developments as they occur.

 

  • Health Care Reform (PPC)
    • INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL
    • Chapter 1 Introduction
    • Chapter 2 Health Insurance Mandate for Individuals
    • Chapter 3 Premium Tax Credit and Cost-sharing-reduction Subsidy
    • Chapter 4 Health Insurance Marketplaces
    • Chapter 5 Health Insurance Mandate for Employers
    • Chapter 6 Fees, Taxes, and Noncompliance Penalties
    • Chapter 7 Reporting Requirements
    • Chapter 8 Notices and Disclosures
    • Chapter 9 Health Insurance Plan Requirements
    • Chapter 10 Health Insurance Coverage Requirements
    • Chapter 11 Miscellaneous Provisions
    • Chapter 12 Small Employer Health Insurance Credit
    • INDEX
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  • List of Substantive Changes & Additions View
  • Checkpoint Learning Health Care Course Listings View
  • ACA Penalty Notices Are in the Mail View

DESCRIPTION

The Affordable Care Act and recent health care reform legislation has significantly altered the landscape for obtaining and providing health care benefits. PPC's Guide to Health Care Reform provides practical, easy-to-understand guidance on the key provisions of the many legislative changes in the last several years that affect nearly all individuals and many employers. You can use this Guide to familiarize yourself with health care legislation's provisions and the thousands of pages of regulations and guidance that have been issued. The Guide will enable you to help your clients capitalize on opportunities and avoid or minimize penalties and other costs brought on by health care reform.

Topics discussed include:

  • The mandate requiring employers to offer affordable health insurance coverage that provides minimum value to full-time employees and minimum essential coverage to their dependents or pay a penalty.
  • The mandate requiring individuals to have minimum essential health insurance coverage or pay a penalty, including line-by-line guidance on completing Form 8965 and calculating the individual shared responsibility penalty.
  • Changes made to the individual mandate by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
  • The premium tax credit and cost-sharing reduction subsidy available to help individuals pay for coverage, including line-by-line guidance on completing Form 8962, calculating the premium tax credit, and reconciling advance payments of the credit to the actual credit allowed.
  • Numerous notice and reporting requirements placed on employers, plans, plan sponsors, and insurers.
  • Guidance on completing Form 1095-B and Form 1095-C that employers must use to report on the health benefits they offer to their employees.
  • The market reform provisions affecting health care plans and the benefits they provide, including nondiscrimination requirements for fully insured plans, required coverage for employee's adult children to age 26, prohibition on annual and life-time limits and pre-existing condition exclusions, cost-sharing limits, expanded coverage of preventive services, maximum waiting periods, and specific rules for grandfathered plans.
  • Guidance on new plans that can be offered by associations that may benefit small employers.
  • Guidance on short-term, limited duration plans that may provide leaner, less expensive coverage for some individuals.
  • Coverage of the small employer health insurance credit that allows eligible small employers to offset the cost of providing health insurance coverage to employees, including several worksheets for calculating the credit.

You'll also get real-life examples, worksheets, checklists, filled-in forms, quick reference charts of implementation dates and client letters. The online subscription also includes a newsletter that alerts you to new developments as they occur.

 

TABLE OF CONTENT

  • Health Care Reform (PPC)
    • INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL
    • Chapter 1 Introduction
    • Chapter 2 Health Insurance Mandate for Individuals
    • Chapter 3 Premium Tax Credit and Cost-sharing-reduction Subsidy
    • Chapter 4 Health Insurance Marketplaces
    • Chapter 5 Health Insurance Mandate for Employers
    • Chapter 6 Fees, Taxes, and Noncompliance Penalties
    • Chapter 7 Reporting Requirements
    • Chapter 8 Notices and Disclosures
    • Chapter 9 Health Insurance Plan Requirements
    • Chapter 10 Health Insurance Coverage Requirements
    • Chapter 11 Miscellaneous Provisions
    • Chapter 12 Small Employer Health Insurance Credit
    • INDEX
      • --A--
      • --B--
      • --C--
      • --D--
      • --E--
      • --F--
      • --G--
      • --H--
      • --I--
      • --L--
      • --M--
      • --N--
      • --O--
      • --P--
      • --Q--
      • --R--
      • --S--
      • --T--
      • --U--
      • --V--
      • --W--

RELATED RESOURCES

  • Checkpoint Learning Health Care Course Listings View
  • ACA Penalty Notices Are in the Mail View
  • List of Substantive Changes & Additions View