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A Tale of Two Circuits: D.C. Circuit, Fourth Circuit Split on ACA Subsidies

Posted in Affordable Care Act (ACA), Individual Mandate
It was the best of times for ACA subsidies, it was the worst of times for ACA subsidies. On Tuesday, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (“D.C. Circuit”) and the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (“Fourth Circuit”) came to different conclusions as to the legality of Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) subsidies… Continue Reading

It’s Not Too Late: You May Still Qualify for ACA Coverage

Posted in Affordable Care Act (ACA), Health Insurance, Individual Mandate
March 31 was the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan through the federally-facilitated health care exchange. However, like many other Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) deadlines, the March deadline was a soft deadline, as certain consumers may receive additional time to enroll in a health insurance plan. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid… Continue Reading

March 31: ACA Deadline or Just Another Monday?

Posted in Affordable Care Act (ACA), Health Insurance, Individual Mandate
March 31, 2014 is the open enrollment deadline for individuals who want to buy health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace (also known as the “Exchange”).  Or is it? The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Obama Administration might extend for certain individuals the March 31, 2014 deadline to enroll in Affordable Care Act… Continue Reading

Federal Government Announces Relief from Individual Mandate

Posted in Affordable Care Act (ACA), Individual Mandate
Individuals who had their insurance plans cancelled and cannot find other insurance will be breathing a collective sigh of relief. A recent announcement from the Obama Administration states that such individuals will not be subject to penalties for failing to have health care coverage in 2014.  In a letter dated December 19, 2013, Kathleen Sebelius,… Continue Reading