Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision to Stop Cost Share Reduction Funding Payments to Insurers

Executive order issued; HHS issues new rule on contraceptive coverage; we’ll monitor ‘repeal and replace’ efforts and send Reform Insights as needed

Dan Loepp, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan president and CEO, addresses health care reform process, calls for bipartisan solutions

After recess, Congress returns to bipartisan health care reform hearings; several proposals expected to be released


How Many Employers Could be Affected by the Cadillac Plan Tax?

As fall approaches, we can expect to hear more about how employers are adapting their health plans for 2016 open enrollments. One topic likely to garner a good deal of attention is how the Affordable Care Act’s high-cost plan tax (HCPT), sometimes called the “Cadillac plan” tax, is affecting employer decisions about their health benefits. […]

Understanding PPACA Reporting Requirements by Laura Kerekes

Very few of us are ready for the new PPACA reporting requirements. Many of us are aware that reports are due at year end, but haven’t even looked at the rules. Should we be concerned? The answer depends upon your company size and how your organization funds its group health benefits. What are we talking […]

Overwhelmed by ACA Reporting Requirements? The MBPA Launches 6055 & 6056 Reporting Program with BASIC

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes demanding information reporting responsibilities on employers starting with the 2015 calendar year.  The reporting stipulation states that an information return will be prepared for each applicable employee, and these returns must be filed with the IRS using a single transmittal form (Form 1095-C & 1094-C).  The filing requirements are […]