Thursday, March 3, 2016

2016 ACA Compliance Updates

By one count (The Galen Institute); there have been seventy (70) significant changes, delays, modifications, and partial repeals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)/Obamacare to date. (For those keeping score at home, 43 have come from the White House; 24 from Congress; and 3 from the Supreme Court.) The challenges for stakeholders lie not only in developing sound, effective compliance strategies, but in keeping up with the various fits and starts of the law. In addition, various penalties, fees, taxes, limits, and safe harbors are indexed for inflation, and thus, subject to change on an annual basis. Listed below are some of the more relevant and timely announcements which impact ACA compliance in 2016 and beyond: