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Thursday, September 24th, 2015
The next open enrollment period for Marketplace coverage begins on November 1, 2015 for coverage starting on January 1, 2016.

On August 6, 2015, IRS released draft instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C for 2015. The following is an overview of important provisions to consider in the completion of the forms.

Now in second year, a new infrastructure of consumer assistance in health insurance continues to develop.

Starting with the 2015 tax year, health coverage reporting will be required, and large underwritten and self-funded groups must be prepared to do this in 2016.

Total health care spending growth is expected to average 5.8 percent in aggregate over 2014-2024, according to a report published today in Health Affairs authored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of the Actuary.

IRS provides guidance on calendar year 2016 High Deductible Health Plans Out-of-Pocket Maximum Limits, Minimum Deductible Levels and Health Savings Account Contribution Limitations

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has delayed by a year the deadline for the nation’s chain restaurants, pizza parlors and movie theaters to post calorie counts on their menus in what some consumer advocates said was a setback for public health but others contended would simply give companies enough time to comply.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network currently provide health care coverage to same-gender spouses who were married in jurisdictions that recognize same-gender marriage.