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President Obama Signs the ‘21st Century Cures Act’ Into Law

PUBLISHED: December 19, 2016 — POST TYPE:

In a surprise move that offers welcome help for small employers, the President has signed legislation that eliminates an Affordable Care Act (ACA) restriction that precluded employers from paying for individual coverage. Specifically, the law nullifies the ACA’s $100 per-person-per-day penalty that applied if an employer fails to integrate their HRA with a Qualified Group Health Plan. 

 

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A Letter from Rocky: Important Update to Individual Services

PUBLISHED: October 17, 2016 — POST TYPE:

Cowan's goal has always been to provide the best service and care for our clients. In that spirit, we want to share some recent changes to our services. Beginning in 2017, we will be focusing our services exclusively on employers.​

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Top 4 Changes to 'Pay or Play' for 2016

PUBLISHED: October 11, 2016 — POST TYPE:

With the end of the 2016 calendar year quickly approaching, employers should take a moment to review the pay or play provisions that have changed for 2016. The following are the top four changes for 2016.

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Are You Prepared for ACA Reporting? 2016 Forms and Deadlines

PUBLISHED: October 11, 2016 — POST TYPE:

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released final 2016 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Forms 1094-B and 1095-B. While the changes to these forms are minimal from the 2015 forms, there are some important updates you should be aware of.

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