ACA – Employer and Employee Benefits Issues

Repeal of the Employer Mandate is reported to be a significant focus of Congressional leadership. Sections of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) relating to health and wellness plans that may be considered for repeal include a repeal of market reforms requiring employers to reassess their benefit plan designs, and a repeal of the Cadillac Tax. In addition, there may be proposals for health care benefit taxation and pharmacy benefits plan changes.

Epstein Becker Green will be closely following developments in these areas.


Related Resources 

April 17, 2017 - Clifford Barnes Featured in “WPFW Special on the Fate of Obamacare”

April 14, 2017 - Stuart Gerson Quoted in “Newly Full SCOTUS Will Have Its Say in Healthcare”

April 13, 2017 - Health and Human Services Department Rules - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Market Stabilization

March 29, 2017 - Philo Hall Quoted in “OIG Inquiry Sends Message to Trump on Undermining ACA”

March 20, 2017 - Adam Solander Quoted in “Six Health Reform Changes Could Have Major Impact on Employers”

March 15, 2017 - EVENT: Overview and Implications of the House Republican Bill: American Health Care Act

March 14, 2017 - Helaine Fingold, Kevin Malone Quoted in “Behavioral Health Benefits Shift with GOP Plan”

March 6, 2017 - TITLE I—ENERGY AND COMMERCE Subtitle A—Patient Access to Public Health Programs

February 16, 2017 - Helaine Fingold Quoted in “5 Key Takeaways from Trump’s ACA Stabilizer Rule”

February 8, 2017 - EVENT: The Future of Health Care Reform

February 6, 2017 - Cliff Barnes’ Speaking Engagement at Health Care Conference Mentioned in Bloomberg BNA

February 6, 2017 - A Closer Look at Gorsuch’s Labor Opinions

February 2, 2017 - House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing, “Patient Relief from Collapsing Health Markets”

February 1, 2017 - Senate HELP Committee hearing, “Obamacare Emergency: Stabilizing the Individual Health Insurance Market”

January 30, 2017 - Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

January 30, 2017 - Stuart Gerson Quoted in “Congressional Republicans Eye Obscure Law as a Tool for Quickly Voiding ACA Rules”

January 26, 2017 - EVENT: MCOL Fifteenth Annual Future Care Web Summit: Key Healthcare Legal, Regulatory and Policy Issues for 2017

January 26, 2017 - Senator Rand Paul - Obamacare Replacement Act

January 25, 2017 - Replace Without Repeal?

January 24, 2017 - Senate Finance Committee Hearing to Consider the Nomination of the Honorable Tom Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services

January 23, 2017 - Change Is Here – President Trump’s First Day Includes Addressing the Affordable Care Act and Freezing Regulations

January 23, 2017 - Senator Bill Cassidy - Patient Freedom Act, also available in PDF format

January 23, 2017 - VIDEO: Post-ACA Health Plans, Labor Landscape, Wage and Hour Changes, Increased Cyber Threats, Retirement Plans - Employment Law This Week (Episode 56: Week of January 23, 2017).

January 20, 2017 - Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal

January 20, 2017 - Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies

January 18, 2017 - Senate HELP Committee Hearing to Consider the Nomination of the Honorable Tom Price to Serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services

January 18, 2017 - Statement of Congressman Tom Price: Hearing on the Nomination for Secretary of HHS

January 11, 2017 - VIDEO: Day 2 - Attorney General Nomination - Jeff Sessions Hearing

January 10, 2017 - VIDEO: Day 1 - Attorney General Nomination - Jeff Sessions Hearing

January 9, 2017 - Court Issues Nationwide Injunction Prohibiting Enforcement of Section 1557 Provisions Relating to Gender Identity and Termination of Pregnancy – But Other Provisions Still Can Be Enforced

December 13, 2016 - EVENT: BRG Healthcare Leadership Conference: The Future of Healthcare in the Post-Election Landscape

December 8, 2016 - Epstein Becker Green Featured in “How the 2016 Elections Will Impact Healthcare, According to EBG”

December 7, 2016 - Frank Morris, Jr. Quoted in “Trump Pick Could Set Tone of Supreme Court”

December 1, 2016 - Despite Republican Control in Congress and the White House, Health-Care Reform Will Be a Slow Process

December 2016 - Five Key Issues Impacting Health Care Employers

November 22, 2016 - Health Care Reform 2017: Substance, Process, and Timeline

November 19, 2016 - EVENT: Seventh Annual Healthcare Summit: Telehealth Promises for an Evolving Healthcare Environment

November 18, 2016 - The New Political Landscape’s Impact on Health Care Investing: 10 Takeaways from the Epstein Becker Green and Jefferies Post-Election Briefing

November 16, 2016 - What Trump’s Election Means for the ACA

November 14, 2016 - EVENT: The DOJ’s ADA Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative and the New ACA § 1557 Non-Discrimination Rule