posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 08:05 PM
According to the PPACA, employers MUST NOT pay for extra premium insurance for their executives.
They must only give them what the rest of the employees are getting.
The IRS is delaying all that for various reasons. Apparently they are having trouble distinguishing some of the details.
And I think was supposed to actually go into effect by late 2010 !!
And, the IRS has not yet even issued the regulations.
I wonder what the *REAL* reason is for this "delay".
Officials at the Internal Revenue Service said they were wrestling with complicated questions like how to measure the value of employee health
benefits, how to define “highly compensated” and what exactly constitutes discrimination.
Bruce I. Friedland, a spokesman for the I.R.S., said employers would not have to comply until the agency issued regulations or other guidance.
President Obama signed the health care law in March 2010. The ban on discriminatory health benefits was supposed to take effect six months later.
Administration officials said then that they needed more time to develop rules and that the rules would be issued well before this month, when other
major provisions of the law took effect.
Rules for Equal Coverage by
Employers Remain Elusive Under Health Law
The Affordable Care Act, adopted nearly four years ago, says employer-sponsored health plans must not discriminate “in favor of highly compensated
individuals” with respect to either eligibility or benefits. The government provides a substantial tax break for employer-sponsored insurance, and,
as a matter of equity and fairness, lawmakers said employers should not provide more generous coverage to a select group of high-paid employees.
Seems like more things are moving backwards than forward !