Federal Court Rules Health Care Reform Provision Unconstitutional

December 14, 2010 1 COMMENTS

Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia held that the individual health insurance mandate provision found in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the comprehensive health care reform legislation that President Barack Obama signed into law in March 2010, is unconstitutional. The individual mandate would require most individuals to obtain health insurance or pay a fine.

The court’s ruling doesn’t invalidate the PPACA as a whole since the court determined that the individual mandate provision and “directly dependent provisions” are severable from the rest of the PPACA. The court also didn’t invalidate the entire law because that particular provision won’t go into effect until 2014.

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Employers Welcome IRS Deferral of Health Care Reform’s W-2 Reporting Requirement

October 13, 2010 0 COMMENTS

The IRS recently issued Notice 2010-69, which defers the Form W-2 reporting requirement found in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) by clarifying that such reporting won’t be mandatory for W-2s issued for 2011.

The provision in the PPACA that addresses this W-2 reporting was designed to be effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2010.

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House Health Reform Bill’s Impact on Employers

November 03, 2009 1 COMMENTS

Update Dec. 16: COBRA Subsidy Extension Provisions Likely to Be Enacted As Part of DOD Appropriations Act

By Ashley Gillihan and John Hickman

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