Don't HR Alone #12 - ACA/AHCA Updates

June 6, 2017

 

Reporting requirements here to stay under AHCA, although perhaps will become simpler, expert says

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) (H.R. 1628) passed the House by a narrow margin on May 4, 2017. While the bill would not repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate, it would reduce the employer shared responsibility penalties to zero, retroactively effective to 2016. During a recent Aon webinar, A Closer Look: Health Care Reform in the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration, Kerri Willis, senior vice president of Aon Health & Benefits Legal Consulting Group, noted that while the employer mandate penalties would be eliminated, “the AHCA does not repeal the employer reporting requirements.”

 

Tax credits, not subsidies. The reason why the employer reporting requirements would not be removed under the AHCA is becaus