A key senator is trying to get HealthCare.gov to send employers notices about employees’ applications for advance premium tax credit (APTC) subsidies as quickly as possible.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has written to Sylvia Burwell, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to try to get her to commit to speed up HealthCare.gov’s employer APTC notice program.
Section 1411(e)(4)(B)(iii) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) required PPACA exchanges to start sending the notices in January 2014.
HHS pushed back its employer notice implementation date. It now says it hopes to start sending the notices this spring and throughout 2016.
HHS and other agencies have also pushed back compliance deadlines for the PPACA employer coverage mandate provision, or “employer shared responsibility” provision. Large employers that failed to offer full-time, year-round employee affordable coverage with a minimum value in 2014 did not have to pay a penalty.