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Below, please find updates for Monday, April 6th
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Today's Updates
The Look-back Measurement
Method and COVID-19
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires applicable large employers (ALEs) to offer affordable, minimum value health coverage to their full-time employees or possibly pay a penalty.

This employer mandate is also known as the “employer shared responsibility” or “pay or play” rules.

FFCRA Small Employer
Exemption: DOL Guidance
Effective April 1, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA),
requires all private employers that have fewer than 500 employees to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave (paid leave) for specified reasons related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

However, the FFCRA includes a provision under which certain small employers may qualify for an exemption from two of the FFCRA’s paid leave requirements.

UnitedHealthcare and Other
Insurers Waive Coronavirus related Costs
UnitedHealthcare—the nation’s largest insurance company—and other large insurers like Cigna, Aetna and Humana are waiving cost sharing and copays for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) treatments.

While each company differs in how long the waivers will be in place and what other costs will be waived, these announcements are part of a cross-country effort to help individuals access affordable care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The IRS has just confirmed 2019 HSA Contributions may be accepted up to the filing deadline of July 15, 2020. Read Q&A by clicking the link below.
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