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Affordable Care Act Update

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual mandate is unconstitutional but stopped short of declaring the ACA unconstitutional in its entirety.

The case has been remanded to the district court to provide more specific recommendations for the remaining parts of the law. Until the district court makes any decisions, all provisions of the ACA other than the individual mandate remain enforceable, and employers and plan sponsors should continue to comply with the ACA. 

Other notable decisions include:

  • Re-institution of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee for an additional 10 years
  • Repeal of ACA taxes including the Cadillac Tax, the Medical Device Tax, and the Annual Fee on Health Insurance Providers

For more information on the topic, check out this article from Vorys.

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Sarah James
Sarah James
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Sarah James joined HR Services in 2019. Prior to that, she worked at a Central Texas school district for 11 years. She is responsible for managing web content, HR Services articles, HRX newsletter, social media accounts, and marketing efforts.

James has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Concordia University Texas in Austin.

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