Government Documents & Releases
Frequently there are items of interest to our members companies that are released by the government that are part of the legislative development process during the healthcare reform discussion. Some are informational, while others may be significant advances in particular legislative areas. This section is designed to contain those documents issued by the government that are judged most important to our membership during the healthcare reform legislative process.
- Senators Cardin and Enzi introduce FSA cash-out legislation 5/17/2013
IRS Rev. Proc. 2013-25: 2014 Inflation adjusted amounts for HSAs
Rev. Proc. 2013-25, providing the 2014 inflation-adjusted amounts for health savings accounts (HSAs).
IRS Proposed Regulations on MV of Eligible Employer-Sponsored Plans and Other Rules
Proposed regulations issued by the IRS that address the impact of HRAs, HSAs, and wellness programs with respect to minimum value and affordability determinations.
The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2014
Fiscal Year 2014 Budget released by the Office of Management and Budget
- Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Standards - Final Rule 2/22/2013
FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation (Part XI)
Additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) were issued, compiled by the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury, regarding implementation of various provisions of the Affordable Care Act, including stand-alone HRAs and the use of HRAs to purchase individual policies.
IRS Revenue Notice 2013-8
The enactment of the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) of 2012 restored parity to the monthly transit limit (raising it from $125 to $240 for the 2012 taxable year). In response to previously published IRS guidance retroactively increasing the combined transit pass and commuter highway vehicle (transit) monthly limit from $125 to $240 for the 2012 tax year, the IRS has issued IRS Notice 2013-8. Notice 2013-8 provides detailed assistance to employers who, in 2012, provided transit benefits in excess of the $125 per month that was less than or equal to the new $240 monthly transit limit.
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Estimate of the Budgetary Effects of H.R. 8
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Estimate of the Budgetary Effects of H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, as passed by the Senate on January 1, 2013.