Even Employers With Expat Health Plans Face ACA Deadlines

Even Employers With Expat Health Plans Face ACA Deadlines

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Even Employers With Expat Health Plans Face ACA Deadlines
Calendar25 March 2016

The Expatriate Health Coverage Clarification Act (EHCCA) and certain transition guidance excuse qualifying expatriate plans and their sponsoring employers from many Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements. However, as reported last year, neither EHCCA nor the transition guidance exempt expatriate plans or policies from the ACA's minimum essential coverage (MEC) or employer shared-responsibility (ESR) reporting obligations.

Even employers sponsoring coverage that isn't subject to any US laws may have an interest in voluntarily reporting MEC in some cases. The MEC and ESR deadlines for the 2015 calendar year range from March 31 to June 30, 2016, for distributing completed forms to individuals and filing related information with the IRS.

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