Changes Affecting Employer-Sponsored Health Plans in the 2020 Appropriations Act

The 2020 appropriations act, which was signed into law by the President on December 20, 2019, contains a mix of good and bad news for employer-sponsored health plans.  On the good news side of the ledger, several taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act have been repealed, as follows: To literally no one’s surprise, the …

What to Do if Your Company is Close to the Affordable Care Act’s 50 Full-time Employee Threshold

Having recently helped a client determine if it employed on average more than 50 employees per month in a calendar year and therefore was an applicable large employer (“ALE”) subject to the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) in the following calendar year, I had many opportunities to see the complexities of the ACA’s rules in operation. …