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September 1, 2021

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Affordability Percentage for ACA Employer Mandate Expected to Dip Slightly in 2022
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced in Revenue Procedure 2021-36 that the required contribution percentage used by employers for complying with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) employer mandate will decrease in plan years beginning in calendar year 2022. The Revenue Procedure was announced in the IRS’s Weekly Internal Revenue Bulletin (IRB-2021-35) published on August 30, 2021.

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Departments Delay Health Plan Price Transparency Rules, CAA Requirements
The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury (the Departments) have issued a set of frequently asked questions delaying enforcement of the ACA health plan price transparency rule issued in November 2020 and providing some delay and guidance for the health plan provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA). The delays provide some relief for employers, who should continue planning with their insurance carriers and third-party administrators to ensure timely implementation of these rules.

This bulletin discusses:

  • Background to the ACA and CAA Transparency Rules;
  • The Departments’ Delays in Guidance and Enforcement; and
  • What Employers Need to Do Now.

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