Breaking News! IRS, HHS, and DOL Issue Notice 2011-1 Stating Non-Discrimination Testing For Health Insurance Not Required!!!

IRS email:

Notice 2011-1 addressing the timing of the application of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provisions prohibiting insured group health plans from discriminating in favor of highly compensated individuals. It states that the Treasury Department and the IRS, as well as the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services, have determined that compliance with these requirements should not be required (and thus, any sanctions for failure to comply do not apply) until after regulations or other administrative guidance of general applicability has been issued. The notice includes a request for public comments. This notice will be in Internal Revenue Bulletin 2011-2, dated Jan. 10, 2011.

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