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At least 70% of people over age 65 will need some form of long-term care services.[1] Perhaps a more surprising statistic is that 40% of those receiving long-term care in 2015 were between the ages of 18 and 64; up from 19% in 2010.[2] Age is not a determining factor in needing long-term care.

Unlike traditional health insurance, long-term care insurance is designed to cover long-term services including personal and custodial care in a variety... Read More

We have been asked about the IRS-SSA-CMS Data Match Program - what do all these acronyms mean, and what should you do if you receive a letter? Read our post to learn more.

Beginning in early 2016, many employers received letters from the IRS-SSA-CMS Data Match program. These letters are addressed to the employer and begin by stating that "Medicare needs your cooperation." Employers are directed to report information on the IRS/SSA/CMS Data... Read More

Congratulations to all of you who have been working in advance to comply with the reporting requirements of the ACA. To those of you who have been struggling to meet the January 31 filing deadline, this latest reprieve from the IRS will come as welcomed news.

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals are required to have health insurance, while applicable large employers (ALEs) are required to offer health benefits... Read More

The President has signed the omnibus legislation that includes the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2016 and a tax extenders package. The agreement will keep the federal government running through September 2016. Within the legislation is language that significantly impacts provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), largely through delays of upcoming taxes. We have a provided an excellent summary of the key areas... Read More

As we know, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires applicable large employers (ALEs) to offer full-time employees health coverage, or pay one of two employer shared responsibility penalties. Leaves of absence can make it difficult for an employer to determine if or how an employee counts toward the ALE threshold of 100 employees, as well as determining if an employee is considered full time and must be offered coverage.... Read More

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