ACA

REMINDER: Collecting Social Security numbers for ACA requirements

As part of the Affordable Care Act, BCBSRI provides 1095-B Health Coverage forms to our subscribers and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in January each year. The 1095-B requires that a Social Security number (SSN) or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) be reported for all enrollees...

ACA update: Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities

In May 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule implementing the nondiscrimination provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The rule prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in health programs that receive funding...

ACA Federal Insurer Tax Suspended for 2017

As a result of recently passed legislation, the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Federal Insurer Tax (also known as the Health Insurance Provider Fee) will be suspended for one year, beginning on January 1, 2017. Collection of this tax will resume in 2018. The Federal Insurer Tax applies to fully-...