On March 24, 2017, House Speaker Paul Ryan cancelled a scheduled vote on the American Health Care Act ("AHCA"), a proposal to partially repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, because it lacked enough support to pass. So, where does this leave the effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act? That's such a good question; if you know, please let me know ASAP.
You may have already received a notice from the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), notifying you that one or more of your employees enrolled in health coverage through the state health exchange. Significantly, although employers can appeal the notice, the notice is not a penalty - penalties will be assessed by the Internal Revenue Service in 2017. That being said, the notice could potentially lead to penalties, and should be appealed ... sometimes. So, how do you know whether you should to appeal a notice?