United Benefit Advisors Insight and Analysis Blog

Determining Minimum Value and Affordability

Posted by: Linda Rowings    Dec 22, 2014 1:00:00 PM

The IRS has released final regulations that address how wellness incentives or penalties, contributions to a health reimbursement arrangement, and employer contributions to a Section 125 plan are applied to determine affordability. While these regulations were issued in connection with the individual shared responsibility requirement (also called the individual mandate), the agencies said that they expect to use the same approach when determining affordability for purposes of eligibility for the premium tax credit and the employer-shared responsibility/play or pay requirements.

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Topics: Linda Rowings, UBA, PPACA, Section 125, Minimum Value, Affordability