The Trump administration proposed a new rule to allow employers to fund tax-exempted health reimbursement arrangements to help pay for workers' individual health insurance premiums, undoing Obama-era guidance that restricted HRAs for that purpose.
Business trade groups claim the IRS isn't following Obamacare due process requirements as it goes after more than $4.3 billion in employer mandate assessments for 2015.
As Congress barrels toward Friday's budget deadline, GOP leaders offer ACA tax delays but punt Medicare extenders and DSH cut delays.
The IRS is sending out its employer mandate penalty assessments for 2015 and companies are on the alert as they await congressional action.
House Republicans put Affordable Care Act taxes on the chopping block by proposing to delay the Cadillac tax, retroactively repeal the employer mandate and other changes.
Employers should, in theory, support the Affordable Care Act's Cadillac tax. But the political and business reasons for keeping the tax exclusion on employer health benefits trump economics.
In most presidential election years, the politics of healthcare at least has a nodding acquaintance with reality. This year, the two aren't even on speaking terms.