The ACA’s 2016 Reporting Forms Are Changing: View The IRS Drafts

ACA Times

Over the past two months, the IRS has gradually rolled out ACA reporting forms for 2016. To view the new IRS 2016 form drafts, here are PDF documents: Form 1094-C. The post The ACA’s 2016 Reporting Forms Are Changing: View The IRS Drafts first appeared on The ACA Times. Affordable Care Act 1094-B 1095-B Form 1094-B Form 1094-C Form 1095-B Form 1095-C IRS IRS 2016 Line 22 Option B Minimum Essential Coverage PDF documents Reports Reserved Line SSN TIN

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2016 Massachusetts Insurance Mandate Penalties

ACA Times

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue announced the penalties for the 2016 tax year for failing to to comply with the state’s health care insurance mandate. The post 2016 Massachusetts Insurance Mandate Penalties first appeared on The ACA Times.

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How Will COBRA Coding Change In 2016?

ACA Times

At the start of 2016, the FAQ section of the IRS site no longer provided information pertaining to COBRA continuation coverage. While these are just a few of the C-Series Forms changes for 2016 reporting, it’s important to note how to code which pertinent information. The post How Will COBRA Coding Change In 2016? The IRS has released the draft Form 1095-C, which clarifies coding for coverage for COBRA.

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Revisions To The ACA Continue Into 2016

ACA Times

Over the course of six years, the ACA has made significant strides in ensuring health care coverage, but with those strides come necessary modifications, and with 2016 well underway, the ACA presents some new ones. The post Revisions To The ACA Continue Into 2016 first appeared on The ACA Times. It should come as no surprise that the Affordable Care Act is still very much a work in progress.

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Form 1095-B Has Been Updated For the 2016 Tax Year

ACA Times

The IRS has been updating several forms for the 2016 tax year. Potential Penalties for 2016 Reporting. The post Form 1095-B Has Been Updated For the 2016 Tax Year first appeared on The ACA Times. We’ve seen the final updated Forms 1094-C and 1095-C. Form 1095-B has also seen some changes. The Form, which reports an individual’s health coverage, has some modifications. However, its transmittal form, Form 1094-B is unchanged. So what has changed with Form 1095-B?

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ACA’s 2016 Penalties Are Estimated to Near $31 Billion

ACA Times

Over the course of 2016, the ACA Times has reported on ways for employers to comply with mandates of the Affordable Care Act in an effort to avoid paying large penalties to the government. ” The Congressional Budget Office estimated that 2016 penalties for Part A and Part B penalties for failing to offer the required minimum essential coverage that satisfies minimum value and affordability would be around $21 billion.

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Don’t Make 2015’s Mistakes In 2016

ACA Times

The June 30, 2016 deadline for employers to file their applicable 2015 health care tax return with theIRShas passed.For many employers, the damage is done.Skipped deadlines, misclassifications, and ignoring of notices regarding the Premium Tax Credit have left many employers bewildered and full of regret, expecting to dig into their pockets to pay penalties. The post Don’t Make 2015’s Mistakes In 2016 first appeared on The ACA Times.

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2016 Employer Mandate Penalties: Do You Have To Pay?

ACA Times

This percentage increases to 95% for 2016. For 2016, this penalty is $2,160 per employee for the year, broken down to $180 per month, per employee. For 2016, this penalty is $3,240 per employee for the year, broken down to $270 per month per employee. The post 2016 Employer Mandate Penalties: Do You Have To Pay?

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Telemedicine Today: October 2016

American Well

Welcome to the October 2016 edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! The post Telemedicine Today: October 2016 appeared first on American Well. Each month we re-visit some of the most exciting news and influential events. From success stories, to legislative updates, research findings and product updates, we’ll share the latest hypes, trends and news you can’t miss. Subscribe to Updates. The Future of Medicine Is Here Now. NBC NEWS.

Telemedicine Today: August 2016

American Well

Telemedicine Today: August 2016. Welcome to the August 2016 edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! Take Jane Charuba, a swim instructor and small business owner who was struck with ovarian cancer in January 2016. The post Telemedicine Today: August 2016 appeared first on American Well. Each month we re-visit some of the most exciting news and influential events from the month.

Telemedicine Today: September 2016

American Well

Telemedicine Today: September 2016. Welcome to the (delayed) September 2016 edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! The post Telemedicine Today: September 2016 appeared first on American Well. Each month we re-visit some of the most exciting news and influential events. From success stories, to legislative updates, research findings and product updates, we’ll share the latest hypes, trends and news you can’t miss.

Telemedicine Today: July 2016

American Well

Telemedicine Today: July 2016. Welcome to the July 2016 edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! The post Telemedicine Today: July 2016 appeared first on American Well. Each month we re-visit some of the most exciting news and influential events from the month. From success stories, to legislative updates, research findings and product updates, we’ll share the latest hypes, trends and news you can’t miss. Telehealth Program Staffing Survey.

Telemedicine Today: June 2016

American Well

Telemedicine Today: June 2016. Welcome to the June 2016 edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! The post Telemedicine Today: June 2016 appeared first on American Well. Each month we re-visit some of the most exciting news and influential events from the month. From success stories, to legislative updates, research findings and product updates, we’ll share the latest hypes, trends and news you can’t miss. Closing the Telehealth Gap.

Telemedicine Today: April 2016

American Well

Welcome to the April 2016 edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today newsletter! In case you missed them, here are a few updates from Avizia: Avizia is among the 10 Most Promising Telemedicine Solution Providers of 2016. The post Telemedicine Today: April 2016 appeared first on American Well. Avizia CA750 Telemedicine Cart Wins Silver A’ Design Award in the Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design Category.

Telemedicine Today: May 2016

American Well

Telemedicine Today: May 2016. Welcome to the May 2016 edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! The post Telemedicine Today: May 2016 appeared first on American Well. Each month we re-visit some of the most exciting news and influential events from the month. From success stories, to legislative updates, research findings and product updates, we’ll share the latest hypes, trends and news you can’t miss. Improving stroke outcomes, keeping kids in school, saving lives.

Telemedicine Today: February 2016

American Well

February 2016. According to a 2015 National Business Group on Health survey, 74 percent of large employers expect to offer telehealth services to their employees in 2016. According to a 2015 National Business Group on Health survey, 74 percent of large employers expect to offer telehealth services to their employees in 2016. The post Telemedicine Today: February 2016 appeared first on American Well. Telemedicine Today.

Telemedicine Today: March 2016

American Well

So far, 2016 seems to be keeping pace. The post Telemedicine Today: March 2016 appeared first on American Well. Each month Avizia shares some of the latest news from the telehealth industry, including research, events, legislation, insight and more. Check back each month, or click here to subscribe to Avizia emails. Telemedicine is Still Unknown to Patients.

The 2016 Insulin Nation Naughty-or-Nice List

Insulin Nation

It’s time once again for Insulin Nation’s “Naughty and Nice” list, where we play Judge Santa with some of the Type 1 diabetes newsmakers in 2016. In 2016, it used its star power to spread awareness of DKA in a lot of mainstream news and entertainment outlets. This UK lawmaker probably won’t make the nice list of many people in 2016 as she halfheartedly leads the Brexit process, but we have to give the new prime minister props for becoming the first world leader with Type 1 diabetes.

New Regulations Redefine Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance

ACA Times

While the nation was preoccupied with the 2016 Presidential Election, Congress was pushing on with more finalized regulations involving the Affordable Care Act. Affordable Care Act Health Care Coverage Regulations 2016 Presidential Election Congress Essential Health Benefits (EHB) Minimum Essential Coverage

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Will ColoradoCare replace the ACA?

ACA Times

Affordable Care Act Health Care Coverage 2016 Presidential Election BallotPedia ColoradoCare Health Insurance Marketplace Medicaid Medicare The Colorado Creation of ColoradoCare System Initiative (Amendment 69) Universal HealthcareNovember 8th is right around the corner. And while the onus of the day is placed on electing our next President, Colorado residents will have something else to ponder in the world of healthcare.

Telemedicine Today (#tday): January 2016

American Well

Welcome to the the first edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today for 2016! 2016 is already shaping up to be another BIG year in the world of Telehealth and Telemedicine. Shez Partovi, MD, chief medical information officer at Dignity Health , says his organization alone performed 12,000 telemedicine consults in 2015—a number that he expects will increase to 20,000 in 2016. The post Telemedicine Today (#tday): January 2016 appeared first on American Well.

2016 Was the Last Best Year for the Artificial Pancreas

Insulin Nation

We will look back at 2016 as the year that the artificial pancreas went from the theoretical to the practical, as the FDA approved at least one artificial pancreas system, at least in air quotes. On September 28th, 2016, the FDA announced it had approved the Medtronic 670G hybrid automated system, a single-chamber integrated pump and CGM system that automatically adjusts basal insulin delivery based on glucose readings.

Keeping Your Equanimity in 2016

Health System CIO

From opening a community-based IT office to reduce unnecessary travel to continuing to maintain a healthy work-life balance, CIO John Halamka provides his guiding principles for keeping life in order in 2016. CIO Roles & Responsibilities Process Improvement Methodologies Telemedicine Work-life Balance Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Blog John Halamka

4 Diabetes Memes for the 2016 Election

Insulin Nation

Is the stress of the 2016 election cycle wreaking havoc on your blood sugar levels? We have a fresh batch of diabetes-themed memes to help – and this time we’ve given them a (non-partisan) political theme. Silly pictures of the candidates and former candidates appear in alphabetical order by last name.). No matter which candidate you prefer, please, please, please remember to vote on November 8th. Have Type 2 diabetes or know someone who does?

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Record investment in global healthtech sees 280% increase on 2016 levels

Mobi Health News

Global healthtech has received $51.3 billion in investment this year, marking new highs for venture capitalist interest in the sector and identifying London as the fastest growing health tech hub globally

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5 Healthcare Industry Issues of 2016: Part 1

BHM Healthcare Solutions

It’s only the beginning of 2016 but here at BHM Healthcare Solutions we have been keeping a close eye on the upcoming healthcare trends for the year. Today, we are actually going to focus on some issues that we can expect to greatly impact the healthcare industry in 2016. According to PwC cyber security concerns will be an issue for many healthcare organizations in 2016. The post 5 Healthcare Industry Issues of 2016: Part 1 appeared first on BHM Healthcare Solutions.

CEO Roundtable Policy Summit 2016

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

The summit included national thought leaders Judith Feder and Kevin Hassett to discuss policy and the political landscape for employer sponsored healthcare for 2016 and beyond. The post CEO Roundtable Policy Summit 2016 appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health. On April 29, the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health hosted a policy summit convened by the American Heart Association’s CEO Roundtable. The CEO Roundtable represents 26 CEOs, including Bernard J.

The 2016 Insulin Nation Naughty-or-Nice List

Insulin Nation

It’s time once again for Insulin Nation’s “Naughty and Nice” list, where we play Judge Santa with some of the Type 1 diabetes newsmakers in 2016. In 2016, it used its star power to spread awareness of DKA in a lot of mainstream news and entertainment outlets. This UK lawmaker probably won’t make the nice list of many people in 2016 as she halfheartedly leads the Brexit process, but we have to give the new prime minister props for becoming the first world leader with Type 1 diabetes.

A Loss Of “Good Faith”

ACA Times

The IRS has revealed some more drafts for their 2016 reporting forms, and already things have changed. As the IRS brings the new C-Series Forms (1094-C and 1095-C) drafts for 2016, good faith effort compliance has now been eliminated. Errors will be less forgivable with 2016 reporting. You may recall in an earlier ACA Times article where the topics of “good faith” and “reasonable cause” were deciphered, as the AIR system became more cognizant of margins of error when filing.

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Vote for Avizia in the DC Inno Tech Madness 2016 Bracket

American Well

The Official 2016 DC Inno Tech Madness Bracket is Now Available! The post Vote for Avizia in the DC Inno Tech Madness 2016 Bracket appeared first on American Well. Each Spring, DC Inno brings together the local innovation community for a competition during. Tech Madness. Hundreds of startups and community influencers joined the DC Inno team for an event as it revealed the top 64 tech companies seeded in the Tech Madness Bracket.

IRS Releases New ACA Adjusted Fees For 2017

ACA Times

For both policies and plans ending on or after October 1, 2016 and before October 1, 2017, the fee has been adjusted to $2.26 Created in an effort to provide the marketplace exchanges with reinsurance, the Transitional Reinsurance Fee for 2016 was $27 per covered life. The IRS has released its adjusted figures for certain fees coming into the new year. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee being one of them.

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Gallup Poll Suggest Health Care Insecurity Is Now At A Record Low, But For How Long?

ACA Times

Gallup-Healthways’ Well-Being Index, a survey conducted via phone from January 1, 2016 through March 31, 2016 polled 45,000 American adults on their health care insecurity. A similar beneficial decline comes from the percentage of uninsured Americans, as 11% were uninsured in the first quarter of 2016; comparatively 17.1% In 2008, Gallup—in conjunction with Healthways—started following health care insecurity, keeping track of affordability.

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Small Businesses Approved For Health Reimbursement Accounts

ACA Times

If eligible, small businesses can take part in the newly minted HRAs following December 31, 2016. Much of the news surrounding healthcare as of late had included strengthening relationships with Applicable Large Employers and their sponsored healthcare. However, on December 13, the 21st Century Cures Act was signed off by President Obama to allow smaller employers to take part in a major move in healthcare reform.

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ACA Late Filing: A Penalties Chart

ACA Times

Waiting until November 1, 2016 will up those penalties to $100 per return. After November 1, 2016? Employers were given a gift of sorts from the IRS and the ACA when extensions for paper filings were extended to 5/31/16 and electronic filings were extended to 6/30/16. Perhaps that still wasn’t enough time for your company to get the job done.

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More Tips On Avoiding Penalties During ACA Information Reporting

ACA Times

Employers have lost a significant margin of error when it comes to ACA information reporting in 2016. As previously discussed, as the good faith standard for incomplete or inaccurate reporting no longer applies for 2016 reporting, the need for compliance is more vital now than before. Keep abreast of these changes, so when reporting 2016 information next year, you won’t be working off outdated forms.

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ACA Drops Nation’s Uninsured Rate To Record Low

ACA Times

In a study conducted by the National Health Interview Survey over the first three months of 2016, it was found that only 8.6% million from 2015 to the first quarter of 2016. The number of uninsured Americans is now at record low thanks to the Affordable Care Act. of Americans were without health care, roughly 27.3 million people. That figure is historically the lowest, as never before has the U.S. seen an uninsured rate drop below the 9% mark.

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Breathe A Sigh Of Relief: AIR Is Still Available

ACA Times

While both the deadlines for paper filing for forms (May 31, 2016) and electronic filing (June 30, 2016) have now passed, the ACA Information Returns System (AIR) is still active per the IRS. Many employers have struggled with their health care information reporting for the 2015 tax year. Those difficulties include confusing forms, tedious reporting processes, and technological setbacks.

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Assisters Prove Helpful In ACA Open Enrollment

ACA Times

In a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey, the results proved the Affordable Care Act’s 2016 open enrollment had a much-needed push from assisters and brokers. The open enrollment period lasted from November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016, and for the third year the KFF conducted this survey to ascertain information on the consumer enrollment experience with the Health Insurance Marketplace when using assistance programs.

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Temporary Nondiscrimination Relief Gets Another Year Extension By IRS

ACA Times

Temporary relief was provided pursuant to Notice 2014-5, for plans beginning before 2016. As Closed Defined Benefit Plans are still being worked out rules-wise, the IRS has provided an extension to an important aspect of qualified plans. In a notice released toward the close of September, the IRS has extended Temporary Nondiscrimination Relief. Notice 2016-57 explains that for another year, temporary relief may be provided for closed defined benefit plans. Code Sec.

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Are High-Deductible Plans The Way To Go?

ACA Times

KFF released their 2016 Employer Health Benefits Survey earlier this month, covering an array of topics involving premiums, deductibles, and plan options for both individual and family plans. From 2011 to 2016, the increase was 20%. It should come as no surprise that as individuals obtain healthcare under the Affordable Care Act, the greatest concern is cost.

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