Monthly Archives: November 2017

Legal Alert: Massachusetts Releases Proposed Regulations on EMAC Supplement; HIRD Form Returns

On August 1, 2017, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed H.3822, which increases the existing Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC) and imposes an additional fee (EMAC Supplement) on employers with employees covered under MassHealth (Medicaid) or who receive subsidized coverage through … Continue reading

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CVS Health to Buy Aetna?

The healthcare industry has been buzzing with rumors surrounding CVS Health’s possible purchase of Aetna.  Here are some of the questions people are asking: 1) Why would CVS Health and Aetna want to become one company? Aetna has about 45 … Continue reading

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UPDATED Legal Alert: IRS Updates Employer Mandate FAQs: Indicates that Penalty Letters are Imminent

This is an update of our November 7, 2017 Alert to include issuance of Form Letter 226J. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has updated its list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility provisions … Continue reading

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